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25th July 2012
Catch Frank Skinner 'in conversation' at Greenbelt Festival

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Robin Ince, James Acaster, and James Sherwood will also bring a touch of diversity to the comedy line-up

Frank Skinner has been confirmed as the latest addition to the Greenbelt Festival line-up.

Comedy legend Frank Skinner has been 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.

Robin Ince, James Acaster, and James Sherwood also confirmed for the diverse and exciting comedy line-up.

Music acts include Nitin Sawhney, Bruce Cockburn, Bellowhead, The Proclaimers, Seth Lakeman, Speech Debelle, Asian Dub Foundation, Charlie Simpson, Imagined Village, Megson, Abigail Washburn, Jose Vanders, In Case Of Fire, Rachel Sermanni, The Leisure Society, Tom & Olly, Luke Leighfield, Josh Osho, Shlomo, Aradhna, Americana and Leon Walker.

Celebrating 39 years on the festival circuit, Greenbelt is firmly rooted within a Christian tradition that is politically and culturally engaging. The festival is a family-friendly celebration, inclusive and accepting of all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief.

Adult Wknd Tickets are 120.00, Adult Concession Wknd Ticket 75.00, Under 18 Wknd Ticket (5-17 years) 65.00, Family Wknd Ticket (2 Adlts, 2 Und. 18s) 310.00, Single Parent Fam. Wkn

Greenbelt takes place from 24th-27th August at Cheltenham Racecourse.


 

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