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.
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…
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…