Festival Insights NEWS: Australia’s Rainbow Serpent bags A Greener Festival Award
AUSTRALIA: Rainbow Serpent Festival – a four-day, 17,000 capacity music & arts festival – has won A Greener Festival Award, the first medium-sized Australian festival to do so since 2015.
Previously, comparably sized Aussie events such as Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival have earned awards, but it is only Island Vibe Festival, a small reggae event that takes place on North Stradbroke Island, that has won the award more recently when it bagged an award in 2017.
To enter the award scheme, led by A Greener Festival, events first complete a self-assessment, which is followed by an onsite independent inspection from one of A Greener Festival’s assessment crew, and post-event data gathering and reports. The assessment forms the basis for the events’ Environmental Impact Assessment and is a tool to help events to identify where improvements can be made, as well as…
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