Ahead of next week’s headline announcement, the UK’s maddest and weirdest festival Boomtown, has released its 2019 sustainability mission.
With its capacity being just 1,000 in 2009, to now reaching 66,000, the festival’s ongoing priority is to protect the environment from the amount of festival goers it attracts.
The main points include:
- Eradicating single-use plastic – Expect compostable cutlery and plates from on-site traders, more investment in water refill stations and reusable cups where possible
- Fuel – The festival will reduce their fuel consumption by 50% by using LED lighting and powering the mains supply with green energy, rather than diesel
- Travel – Last year, 35% of attendees arrived by public transport. To reach 2019’s target of 40%, they will work with artists and contractors, and also add a carbon balancing levy to all car park passes
- Zero Waste Mission – They are pushing for a zero waste society in the fair, and are pushing for everyone to reuse and recycle
- Food – They are prioritising local, seasonal, sustainable, free range and vegetarian/vegan stalls
- Campsites – To make use of any unwanted camping equipment, they are working with charities to rescue any abandoned items, and work with local food banks to ensure any unused food is put to good use
- Changing perceptions and encouraging positive change – The festival and all attendees are to work together to inspire change for everyone at the festival.
To look at Boomtown’s environmental mission statement in full, click HERE.
Some line-up announcements have already been made for 2019’s Chapter 11, with the addition of a new techno district, Area 404, unveiled last month. So far on the bill are the likes of Four Tet, Carl Cox and Napalm Death. See all acts announced here.
The headliners for all districts will be coming your way next Thursday (Feb 8). Individual district line-ups will be released in full every Friday and Tuesday from February 15.
For more info and tickets, click here.
Image by Jody Hartley.