Tore's Top 5 Eco-Friendly Festivals in the UK

Posted on 07 Jun 2023

From reducing waste to promoting renewable energy, these festivals prioritise environmental responsibility while providing attendees with a fun and memorable experience. Here are our top 5 picks for eco-friendly festivals in the UK:


1. Green Gathering Festival
3rd - 6th August 2023

The Green Gathering Festival is a four-day event held in Chepstow, Wales that focuses on sustainability and eco-friendliness. The festival features a variety of workshops, talks, and performances centred around environmental issues, as well as a marketplace selling eco-friendly products. The festival also prioritizes waste reduction, with a strict no-single-use plastic policy and a focus on composting and recycling. Additionally, the festival promotes renewable energy, with solar panels and wind turbines powering the event.


2. Shambala Festival
24th - 27th August 2023

Shambala Festival, held in Northamptonshire, is a four-day event that prides itself on being one of the most environmentally conscious festivals in the UK. The festival has won numerous awards for its sustainability efforts, including being the first festival in the UK to be completely meat and fish-free. Shambala also has a strict no-single-use plastic policy, encourages carpooling and public transportation, and uses renewable energy sources to power the event. The festival also features a variety of workshops and talks focused on environmental issues and sustainability.


3. Nozstock: The Hidden Valley
20th - 23rd July

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley is a family-friendly festival that takes place in Herefordshire and is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The festival has a dedicated eco-team that works to reduce waste and promote recycling, composting, and upcycling. Nozstock also encourages attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles and offers free water refill stations throughout the festival grounds. The festival also features a permaculture garden, solar-powered stages, and sustainable food vendors.


4. WOMAD Festival
27th - 30th July

The World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) Festival is known for its celebration of global music and culture while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability. The Wiltshire-based festival promotes eco-friendly practices such as waste reduction, recycling, and renewable energy sources. WOMAD also includes educational workshops on environmental issues, sustainable living, and cultural diversity.


5. Noisily Festival
6th - 9th July

Noisily is an underground electronic music and arts festival in Leicestershire that significantly emphasises sustainability and ecological consciousness. The festival aims to be carbon-neutral and actively promotes waste reduction, recycling, and the use of renewable energy sources. Noisily Festival also incorporates eco-friendly initiatives such as composting, sustainable transport options, and educational workshops on environmental issues.


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Images from festival websites

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