Frank Skinner in conversation at Greenbelt Festival

Already boasting one of the most diverse and culturally enriched line-ups of any UK arts festival, Greenbelt Festival will enjoy its 39th year this year and will once again take place in the salubrious setting of Cheltenham Racecourse.  Taking place from the 24th – 27th August 2012, Greenbelt Festival is one of the most celebrated arts festivals in the UK.  Boasting a line-up that includes music, spoken word, theatre and comedy, Greenbelt continues to champion values that are oft-overlooked in modern society, such as justice, tolerance and equality. As a registered charity, Greenbelt Festival will once again be raising money for a host of charities and good causes across the weekend.  Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from the official festival website.

Comedy legend Frank Skinner has been a vital part of the British comedy scene for the past twenty years. He won the Perrier Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Fringe, and went on to appear with his then flatmate David Baddiel on Fantasy Football League and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, as well as his own, hugely popular chat show The Frank Skinner Show on BBC One and ITV. He now presents two BBC2 comedy shows – Frank Skinner's Opinionated and Room 101 – as well as the Absolute Radio Saturday Breakfast show, the podcast of which was downloaded 10.1m times in 2011, making it the most successful commercial radio podcast of all time.  He has written three books – his 2002 autobiography Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, his 2007 book Frank Skinner On The Road, about returning to live standup and a collection of his regular columns for The Times newspaper, Dispatches from the Sofa, which was published in 2011.

Frank is a practising Catholic, and has written extensively about his faith, as well as hosting an In Conversation event with the Archbishop of Canterbury. As the title of his TV show suggests, Frank is opinionated – with considered views on subjects as varied as George Formby, the credit crunch, Elvis, sex, the new atheism, fatherhood and his beloved West Bromwich Albion. Greenbelt takes place from 24th-27th August at Cheltenham Racecourse. Tickets are on sale now and available from the festival website.

Tickets are now available from the Greenbelt festival website or via 020 7374 2760. Adult weekend tickets are £120.00; adult concession weekend tickets are £75.00; under 18 weekend tickets (5 to 17 years) are £65.00; family weekend tickets (2 Adults, 2 Under 18s) are £310.00; single parent family weekend tickets (1 Adult, 2 Under 18s) are £200.00 and infants (0-4 years) go for free. Days tickets are now on sale ranging from £15-£35 with concessions for family tickets, single parent families and multiple purchases. Discounted tickets for local residents are also available for the postcodes GL50, GL51, GL52 and GL53. These tickets can be picked up online or alternatively onsite subject to availability (proof of address required). Please see the website for full details festival website.

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