How is the festival organised?
The Festival is organised by a constituted organisation called 'Newcastle Community Green Festival'. Membership is free and open to anyone in the community who has an interest in furthering the objectives of the organisation (i.e. making a great annual festival for the whole community to enjoy).

The organisation holds an AGM each year from which a board of directors is elected. This usually comprises members who have been involved in previous festivals and want to get more involved. Experience within the board of dierctors covers a broad range and its functions are primarily: to ensure the festival is organised safely and within the aims and ethics of the organisation; to raise and spend funds; to appoint advisory committees (i.e. planning groups and roles); and to generally pursue all other functions to achieve our objectives.

Of course, the management committee cannot and should not be the only people who actually organise and influence the festival each year. Planning is carried out by a large team of volunteers, all members of the organisation, who take on roles from stalls administration, festival area coordination, music stage organisation, site management, steward recruitment, website maintenance, publicity etc. Planning teams meet at general planning and sub-group meetings throughout the year.

Decisions are made collectively and, as you might expect, the diverse range of people who help organise the festival means that a lot of different ideas get thrown in to the pot. We aim to be always inclusive and open to any suggestions and ideas... Do you have some? get in touch with us by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .