Croissant Neuf 2016


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* Read about 30 years of Croissant Neuf *

Now that Glastonbury Festival has become the size of a pop-up City, Croissant Neuf is known as the pop-up village green of the Festival, situated just over the railway line on the left as you are making your way to the stone circle at the top of the site.

Here we are keeping alive the vision, principles and spirit of our festival heritage and culture, having been an integral cog in the wheel of the Festival for 3 decades. This year we are celebrating our 30th year, come and celebrate with us.

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We are all about Sustainability…..and jolly good fun, sustainable Eco-tainment purity, all harnessed from the sun. The sun conjures up images of a sultry summer daze of smiley happy faces, bronzed sun kissed skin, buzzing outdoor activities, music, laughter and oodles of Solar Power, all charged and ready to power an eclectic line up on our Croissant Neuf stage and our outdoor bandstand.

We are not fuelled by competition and consumption, we are fuelled by Solar Power, Subtle Solutions and a sheer determination to live a harmonious and Sustainable Lifestyle with our planet and each other, mixing the back to basics simplicity with modern day technologies and solutions. We are not here to preach but to introduce, guide and reinforce how simple it is to live a sustainable lifestyle, however big or small steps you take. We are here for you have a Sustainably good time .

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In the Croissant Neuf field you can chat to experts who are already practising these ideas, beliefs and practicalities….find solutions and knowledgeable answers to your questions from Solar Energy Alliance and leading pioneers Wind & Sun Ltd. Visit Bristol based Ecomotive for on hand advice, discussions and solutions for your self- build project or how to go about starting a Sustainable housing development.

Once you have trundled around the massive Festival site and made it past the old railway line you will be wanting to rest your weary feet and park your butt to catch a breath and we know how important this is so we have created a lovely hand crafted wooden seating area for you to soak up the organic ambience of this delightful area. As well as our own crew creations from the onsite slab wood, we have recycled plank benches and tables courtesy of local Bristol based Tt Woodworking, set amongst thatched parasols from Davis & Co Thatchers and sustainable solid oak fencing panels handmade locally by Quercus Fencing Ltd from Keinton Mandeville. English Garden Art from Taunton have adorned the field with their hand crafted mushrooms, funky wood structures and giant redwood table and matching thrones.

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Exhibits and Market stalls include:

Shemanic Art – collaged caravan exhibit
Solar Energy Alliance – suppliers and expert advice on all your Solar needs
Ecomotive – Sustainable Build experts
Festique – a pandora’s box of dressing up and festival boutique garments
Red Dragon T Shirts – Organic T Shirts printed with organic dyes – come and have your own made
Hempcat & Textura – clothing and accessories made from Hemp
Big Bang Bazaar – recycled clothing scarves and Saris from India
Fairy Goodies – trinkets, garlands and adornments
Elegant Gems – bespoke handmade jewellery
Tres Joli – Fairtrade clothing and gifts which are largely hand-made by Bhuddist Communities
Plant Art – bespoke hand-made jewellery and accessoriesmade from plant foliage!
Just Postcards – festival postcards, write one and send one from their own festival postbox.
Fat Belly’s Café – Award-winning festival café from Red Brick Café in Bridport serving sumptuous range of organic fairtrade , meals, munchies and slurpies.
Shepherds Ice Cream – Hereford based organic sheep’s milk ice cream

THE BANDSTAND

Run from our Solar Power and hand built by Event Solar Ltd from Croscombe , the bandstand has a full programme from Wednesday morning until Sunday evening with an expert sound crew and PA provided from BIMM students in Bristol and Brighton and London.

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The Croissant Neuf Venue

Celebrating its 30th year, this legend of a venue supplied by Selene Events Ltd, has a fine line-up from the Thursday evening opening by Michael Eavis through to late Sunday night. All PA and lighting run entirely from solar power provided by Event Solar Ltd, Wind & Sun Ltd and Selene Events Ltd. All décor provided by Selene Events Ltd and the Wicked Faerie Décor team from Brighton.

See y’all there X

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