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WHEN FESTIVALS GO GREEN – TOP 5

Do you want to have fun and respect our mother earth at the same time? In this article, you’ll find the Top 5 list of the most eco-friendly festivals in Europe. Indeed, festivals consume a lot of energy and produce a lot of waste. Aware of today’s environmental problematic, some festivals have decided to go green and take big steps to respect the planet and change festivals-goers behaviors.

 

T O P  5  :  M O S T  E C O L O G I C A L  F E S T I V A L S  I N  E U R O P E 

1  –  W O O D  F E S T I V A L  –  O X F O R D S H I R E  ( U K )

19th – 21st of May 2017

Wood festival wants to create environment-friendly community of folk music lovers. Their aim is to run an event with 100% renewable energy and recycle (or reuse) any waste produced. Not only do they sell organic food, they have composting toilets as well as showers heated by wood fire. Also, their scene and sound system are powered by sun and pedals. It’s not about making a good impression, it’s about passion. Just so you know – in case it freaks you out – Wood is a family festival so you’ll be surrounded by little kids enjoying nature and music with you. Are you interested ? Check out their website here.

 

2  –  W E  L O V E  G R E E N  – B O I S  D E  V I N C E N N E S  ,  P A R I S  ( F R A N C E )

10th – 11th of June 2017

We Love Green is a French festival concerned with today’s environmental problematic. Through the intermediary of music, they aim to raise awareness about the ecological cause and therefore encourage everyone to change their behavior. The main scene is entirely powered by solar energy, composting toilets and free water fountains are available on site (cause plastic is going to kill us someday my friends), they recycle waste, organize workshops about the planet’s preservation, give away unsold products to charities and much more. The line-up is absolutely amazing, this year’s session is hosting DJs such as Nicolas Jaar, Solange, Maceo Plex or Recondite. Grab your ticket right now.

 

3 –  S H A M B A L A  –  N O R T H A M P T O N S H I R E  ( U K )

24th – 27th of August 2017

Shambala is a festival located right in the heart of the beautiful England. The steps taken in terms of ecological commitment are the following: they banned plastic bottles, installed solar panels, compost toilets as well as a food compost. They sell organic food and have a fair trade café. You will hear all different kinds of music at this family friendly event but mostly rock, pop and folk music. Visit their website and grab your tickets fast, it’s 100% sure it’ll be a total blast.

Join The Party This Summer from Shambala Festival on Vimeo.

 

4  –  G R E E N  M A N  F E S T I V A L  –  B R E C O N  B E A C O N S  ( W A L E S )

17th – 20th of August 2017

Since 2003, Green man festival is focusing on its positive impact. They offer a wide range of dance, folk, indie and rock live music across seventeen stages as well as other artistic and cultural performances. They deeply encourage their visitors to respect the environment by giving away several bin bags at the arrival (for recyclable and non recyclable waste) as well as cigarette putt pouches. You will find selective sorting bins on the festival site and many free water fountains. Ryan Adams and The Big Moon will be part of the celebration this year, grab your tickets now.

Watch this amateur video below to give you a good insight of the camping life in Green Man…

Green Man Festival 2016 from vj decoder on Vimeo.

 

5  –  L E S  V I E I L L E S  C H A R R U E S  –  C A R H A I X  ( F R A N C E )

13th – 16th of July 2017

Les Vieilles Charrues or ‘Gouel an Erer Kohz‘  is one of the largest festivals in France. Located in the Finistère – North West of the country – it is mostly known for the amazing line-up they’re announcing each year. In terms of ecological commitment, they recycle waste, installed compost toilets as well as water fountains and sell organic and fair-trade products. I’d advise you to go there and seize the occasion to visit the rest of this stunning region. What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets .

While we wait for the 2017 teaser, let’s have a look at the 2016 one…

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The festival Republic – kaZantip

More than a concept, KaZantip festival is known as an independent republic and often referred as the new ‘Woodstock’ of Eastern Europe. This one-month festival, located in the city of Anaklia (Georgia), offers a 100.000m2 complex of bars, dance floors, lounges and X sports playgrounds that will leave you breathless. So, what makes kaZantip the craziest festival in the world ?

 

It has a constitution – and a government.

Anyone willing to attend KaZantip festival or to be a member of the community (a paradiZer) must read the Constitution. The twelve articles composing it define the code of conduct and the basic principles of this ‘happiness’ community. The festival is ruled by a queen, a foreign minister and other ministers such as the ones of love, dance and rave, intellect, visuals and illusions and much more . The community has an official anthem (that actually changes every year), a criminal code and fetish symbols such as the letter ‘Z’ or orange and black colors.

 

There is no line-up

Nope, no line-up. Artists and DJ are often announced on the day before, sometimes on the same day or even just a few minutes before they go on stage. You’ll have to get used to it because that’s the way things work in KaZantip. Though, there are known to host the best dancers, DJs and live performers in the world so be sure there will be somebody you know.

 

 

It hosts beauty competitions on a weekly basis.

In KaZantip, pretty girls get the chance to be elected as a beauty queen and rule for a week. The lucky one will have to form her own court, composed by a prince and three other princesses. What are the advantages ? She will get great privileges within the site for a week and more importantly…  free drinks.

 

It hosts extreme sports events.

There is a huge park dedicated to X sports and X entertainment that you can enjoy whether you’re a pro, an amateur or just curious. Check out the video below if you want to have a look at the facilities.

 

It hosts weddings

It is on the love bridge at twilight that you will be able to marry this stranger you just fell in love with, your boy(girl)friend, your husband/wife, your best friend, anyone, anytime. Many spectators will come to watch you and your partner walk along the ‘happiness path’ and fix your love lock on the bridge together. It is crazy I know, but it sounds fun. No formal outfit needed, the more eye-catching you are, the best your celebration will be.

 

It allows nudity

Nobody will blame you for walking around with the bare minimum. Elephant thongs, transparent thongs, Brazilian thongs, any thong and a pair of flip-flops is the common and advised outfit in KaZantip. The community glorifies human beauty (mostly feminine beauty) so the more you show, the more it is appreciated.

 

So you’ve well understood, this festival will leave a mark on you for ever. Leave the ‘imperfect world’ to dance naked on the beach, live from day to day, listen to music, celebrate human beauty, have sex and well, just get married if you want to. Are you tempted ? Go check out their website and the video right below.