A Dream of a Low Carbon Future

James Mckay from the University of Leeds will be giving a talk on his project A Dream of a Low Carbon Future in the Campaigns tent on Friday afternoon.

If you’ve ever wondered what the future will look like, if you are concerned about humanity’s impact on the planet – and don’t know how we can make positive changes – then this is a project for you.

We asked hundreds of school children, artists, writers, various members of the public, PhD students and academics to contribute pictures and stories of their visions of the future, and produced a graphic novel based on their ideas.

A Dream of a Low Carbon Future’ imagines the UK in the year 2150 – as a sustainable, low-carbon, prosperous society. It’s not a fantasy utopia – there are still conflicts and political problems: it represents a wildly optimistic but plausible vision of where we might end up if we can solve the problems resulting from climate change impacts. Importantly, the vision doesn’t shy away from imagining the kind of climate change impacts that scientists have predicted for the next hundred years or so.

The Grassroots Pedal Powered Stage line-up is here!

The Grassroots Pedal Powered dance tent is a truly people powered stage featuring the mighty Reaction Sound System.

The speakers are 100% people powered using 8 bike generators pedalled by YOU! The cyclists have to work together to keep power levels high – the harder you pedal the louder it gets! Reaction use their custom built solar rig to power the lights on and keep the decks spinning, resulting in fossil fuel free, full eco-vibes.

This year they have expanded their horizons and as well as the customary reggae, dub and jungle from the Reaction Crew, they’ve invited a selection of their pals to bring you funk, folk, afrobeat and disco – combining to give you some serious aural pleasure.

Expect bangers from the Reaction Crew, represented by:

Reaction Sound – DJ and main man playing anything from roots to dubstep


DJ Gremlyn – the mix master and vibe coordinator – the track is always right

High Lassie – high energy hip hop influenced dub and jungle, she can also lift heavy speaker boxes

Jedi Pete – a conscious flow of modern dub and roots

Treekle – Reaction’s jungle monster playing a selection of strictly dubwize tunes

V-ital – representing Italy inna England, bouncing dub and reggae to get you dancing

no.me – classic selections from an extensive record collection

Here are some of the other sounds you can expect over the weekend:

Behla (live) – beautiful live acoustic folk from the lovely Behla with her soothing voice. Listen to her here https://soundcloud.com/behlahutchinson

Lucy In The Sky – sure to be glitter and sparkles alongside the disco afrobeat and the odd cheesy anthem to get you in the mood

Scratch – representing York’s one love collective Irie Vibes, bringing you serious selections from 60s Jamaica to UK dub productions

Jazzy Jim – funk aficionado and one-man party, expect a set of funk, soul and afrobeat gems

Nottingjam Orchestra (live) – 15 piece funk jam band featuring Motormouf, what more can we say!

Sid Patel – the bass player from Lula and the Beebops will be delivering an eclectic DJ set of rarities and versions


Ms Fabulous – another member of York’s Irie Vibes crew. She likes to mix up syles and decades of reggae. From Calypso and Bluebeat to Dancehall and Mash-ups, taking in Ska, Rocksteady and Roots.

King David and Tixxy – From Roots to Dancehall, Ragga to Rub-a-dub, King David is guaranteed to get the crowd moving with the best and biggest tunes – past, present and future!


Special Ed – bangin’ drum and bass DJ and producer outta Scotland


Pariss Elektra (live) – flamboyant Neo Soul/ Future Soul musician from London currently living and studying in Leeds. Her music is Jazz orientated, with a large injection of Soul.


Dubjon – co-founder of the original Newcastle based Dub Outernational Soundsystem, now running his own 12v Bear Cub Soundsystem. He’ll be bringing his summer selection box for your pleasure.


Helpers Tickets

This year at Northern Green we’re offering partial refunds to gatherers who’d like to chip in and do a shift or two.

We need help with things like stewarding, litter picking, recycling, bar work and maintaining our compost loos.

One 6 hour shift gets you a  £20 refund off your ticket price, and two shifts gets you £40. Refunds will be given in cash at the end of your final shift. Alternatively, you could just do the full three shifts and come for free!

Please complete the Helpers Application Form and return to info@nggonline.org.uk. Your place is not guaranteed until we have reviewed and accepted your application, so hold fire on buying your ticket until you’ve heard back from us.