Green Gathering 2017 in Wales: Mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar – in photos

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Here’s the second of four photo features from this year’s Green Gathering festival, which is set on a verdant hilltop in Chepstow, Wales.

This time I’m focusing on my favourite part of the festival, the 99% Bar which served booze at wonderfully cheap prices and had DJs spinning tunes till late.

Local brews at fabulously affordable prices! All proceeds go to the festival.

The DJ line up for Friday night. I was lucky enough to have an early evening slot.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Caroline played a fantastic all-vinyl set of rock and roll, Motown and Northern Soul.

I felt quite embarrassed following her with my cheapo laptop (if I’d known there was going to be decks there I would have brought my CDs!).

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

The landlady!

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

There was plenty of familiar Brixton faces in the bar, giving it something of an urban feel!

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

The DJ set up was behind the bar, so a fresh beer was always mere seconds away.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

DJ Sharon from Bashy Beats.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

There was Bashy Beats people everywhere!

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Jeanie Tee from Bashy Beats in action.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Giving it large behind the bar.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

There was a big wood fire outside the bar at night.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Old chums.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

DJ Jamrock kept the drum and bass on maximum till close.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Knittin’n’drinkin’.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Getting in the last dance.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

I love seeing these protest banners in the bar – here’s how they looked in the morning.

Green Gathering 2017: mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos, Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

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