Now, some of the biggest music festivals are taking a stand against climate change by going plastic free.
Live Nation, the promoter of those two festivals along with Wireless and Latitude, announced the four UK festivals will eliminate single-use plastics at their events by 2021.
The announcement comes on the heels of bigger news that the promoter plans to achieve zero waste at their shows by 2030.
“Hosting over 35,000 concerts and festivals each year, Live Nation has the opportunity and responsibility to provide our artists and fans with a live music experience that protects our planet,” Michael Rapino, president of Live Nation, said in a statement. “The adverse effects of climate change are undeniable, and we want to use our place on the world stage to be part of the solution. Together our concerts, venues, festivals and offices around the world are setting new sustainability standards for live events.”
Download Festival made the announcement about the zero-waste initiative with a hardcore video that is honestly so perfect for us.
🚨🚨 An IMPORTANT message from Download Festival 🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/HuyAWWTAkr
— Download Festival (@DownloadFest) May 24, 2019
Both Download and Reading & Leeds are coming up, with some of our favorites performing at both.
First up is Download Festival next month on June 14-16, which will have headlining sets from Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard. Also, Fever 333, Halestorm, Beartooth, Palaye Royale, Stone Temple Pilots and more are set to perform.
Below, see the full list of newly added Download Festival bands, as reported by the NME:
- Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics
- Animals As Leaders
- At The Gates
- Bad Wolves
- Black Peaks
- Brothers Osborne
- Cane Hill
- Crystal Lake
- Deadland Ritual
- Fever 333
- Heart Of A Coward
- Icon For Hire
- Last In Line
- Like A Storm
- Lost In Stereo
- Love Bites
- Municipal Waste
- Ne Obliviscaris
- Palaye Royale
- Parting Gift
- Skid Row
- Stone Temple Pilots
- Sumo Cyco
- Those Damn Crows
- Three Days Grace
- Trash Boat
- Twelve Foot Ninja
Check out the full list of artists below.
Reading & Leeds Lineup
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
Machine Gun Kelly
Mini Mansions Moontower
Of Mice & Men
Saint JHN Sea Girls
Sons Of Raphael
Sophie And The Giant Sports Team
The Faim Fidlar
You can purchase tickets for this year’s festivals here.
What do you think of the climate change initiative at the upcoming festivals? Sound off in the comments below!
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