Why me and why green?
Festival Promoters have a major role to play in greening the music industry. Many of the decisions they make can either stimulate or inhibit environmentally sustainable goods and services for the sector.
What's the impact?
In the order of 6 million music festival tickets are sold at almost 500 festivals annually.
A larger music festival (more than 40,000 people) including audience transport will produce around 2,000 t CO2e.
Live music, including audience travel, accounts for at least three-quarters (~75%) of the UK music industry’s GHG emissions.
Below are tools and resources that will make it simple for you to start reducing your environmental impact at little or no cost!
In 2010 16 festivals achieved IG certifications including Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading, Isle of Wight and Big Chill. Shambala got 3 stars, the highest award, for exceptional performance.
Where you work from has a big impact on emissions - here are some simple ways to start going green in the office!Read more
Greening your festival doesn't have to be difficult. Tackling environmental sustainability can be as creative and engaging for your audiences as designing the festival event itself...Read more