Festival Insights NEWS: Inspiring a More Responsible Audience


*This article is part of Insider Insights’ Sustainable Summer series, in which we dedicate half of our monthly output to guidance on decreasing the environmental impact of festivals.

Nick Chambers is the co-founder and booker of Beat-Herder, a beloved handcrafted mainstay of the British festival calendar. The event’s next edition will be held from July 12 – 14.

In the 14 years that Beat-Herder has been running, we have witnessed a sea change, as it were, in attitudes towards the environment. Just by reading recent headlines about Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thurnberg in the mainstream media over the past couple of months, it’s possible to see how collectively galvanised we have become over our desire for change. Festivals have always acted as microcosms of ‘real life’, so it’s only natural that within the festival bubble we are also beginning to see seismic shifts towards more sustainable and…



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