The new GO! Organic Festival

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September sees Battersea Park transformed into a one-of-a-kind, vibrant weekend celebration of the very best in organic, sustainability and healthy lifestyles

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, GO! Organic is very first festival of its kind; an organic celebration featuring a raft of big-name and up and coming bands, celebrities, talks, demos in the Organic Kitchen, circus entertainment and much more.

Alongside the traders, there will be entertainment for all ages, from live music to fun fair rides and even an animal farm! Escape the rush of London for a weekend without having to leave it, as Battersea Park plays host to what promises to be the most vibrant, colourful and natural festival situated in the middle of our capital.

Working with nature, promoting better food and supporting sustainability is what the GO! Organic Festival is all about – and what better way to do this than to hear from inspiring experts themselves. The Natural Talks Theatre will feature captivating and informative talks from a range of sustainable and organic thought-leaders, discussing topics ranging from organic farming to horticulture, and plastic pollution to wildlife – all showing that organic conversations really are relevant to everyone. Be inspired by big names including BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby, environmental campaigner Natalie Fee, former BBC Blue Peter gardener and head of horticulture at Garden Organic Chris Collins and top wildlife photographer Simon King – well known for his work on nature programmes such as Spring Watch, Planet Earth and Big Cat Diaries. 

For food lovers, there will be over a dozen live cooking demonstrations in the Organic Kitchen, with top chefs sharing their pro tips and exclusive recipes for creating tasty, naturally-good food every day.  Theo Randall, a former head chef at the legendary River Café (it was under his direction that the restaurant won its first Michelin Star in 1997), will be talking about his passion for all things organic, while preparing a selection of his favourite dishes from his new book My Simple Italian.

Other new names on the menu include: ‘plant-forward’ chef Jay Morjaria, founder of central London’s first meat free cooking school Sutra Kitchen and Asian cookery expert Angela Malik, who’ll be focusing on the importance of buying and using sustainably-sourced ingredients at home.  

They join Gelf Alderson, executive chef at River Cottage; Emily Watkins, head chef of The Kingham Plough; eco restauranteur Arthur Potts-Dawson; leading food writer and chef Rosie Birkett; and GBBO contestant Chetna Makan.

If all that talk of food gets you hungry, GO! Organic Festival’s indoor organic marketplace has you covered.

The following are just some of the organic food and drink stalls available: Abel & Cole, Alara, Balanced Nature, Bio-tiful Dairy, Calon Wen Organic Dairy, The Celtic Bakers, Clearspring, Cocoa Loco, Community Foods (Tarantella and Crazy Jack), Cream O’Galloway, Fatty’s Organic Gin, Greener Greens, G’s Fresh, Happy Butter, Happy Kombucha, Helen Browning’s Organic, Honest Organic, Infinity Foods, Nutri-Fungi, Peelham Farm, Produce World, Pukka, Pull The Cork, Purearth, Riverford, Sunfresh, The Tomato Stall, Tiny Leaf, Vintage Roots & London and Scottish International (hosting a pop up bar), Wyld Wood Cider (Westons Cider) and Yogi Tea.

GO! Organic has also teamed up with Stroud Brewery to present the GO! Organic Beer Festival.  Featuring over 40 of the best organic beers from UK organic breweries, it will have something for everyone – from refreshing IPAs to malty rich stouts.  Plus, why not join in the Stroud Brewery tasting sessions? 

Beer’s not your thing?  There’s plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy, including a raft of big-name and up and coming bands on the main stage (including The Magic Numbers and The Hoosiers); children’s entertainers; fantastic feature areas like Meet The Farmer and the Clearspring Japanese Tea Garden; Abel & Cole’s picnic area; circus acts; free fair rides; a children’s farm; hands-on workshops; bug hunts and so much more.

Discounted advance tickets can be purchased via the website, with tickets for adults priced at £26, children at £13, and a family of four at £69 (after the early bird discount ends, prices are £32 for adults, £15 for children and £85 for a family ticket). 

Join us for the biggest organic celebration ever staged!

For full details, please visit www.goorganicfestival.co.uk.