Taking on the industry-wide issue of campsite waste was without a doubt our biggest mission of the year 🌍⛺
The sheer scale of the problem is so disheartening for us all, that after seeing the amount that people chose to waste in 2018 we had to think really hard about if we even wanted to run Boomtown again.
But instead, we committed to trying to change the disposable throwaway culture that has become so widespread and the biggest downfall of UK festivals.
Thankfully there has been an enormous shift in environmental awareness across the board and we did have some HUGE wins this year... 💚
Looking at the photos from 2018 / 2019 side by side, it's clear that massive changes were made. The campsites were much clearer of general rubbish during as well as after the festival and, in their audit, Comp-A-Tent discovered that the number of tents abandoned in 2018 (40%) had HALVED! 🙌
Thank you so, so much to everyone who contributed to making this change!! Witnessing hundreds of people together chanting RE-CY-CLE was magical, and a dramatic step forward... some campsites like Family Camping were left SPOTLESS and hundreds of you took to social media for the #TakeYourTentHome competition (winners announced soon!) 🏆
However, this still leaves 20% of Boomtown goers thinking it's okay to leave their stuff behind. So, clearly, there is still a way to go...
However, we truly believe that 2020 will be the year to crack this completely.
We're all in this together, and we will do everything possible our end, so lets set the example inside the city and show the outside world it can be done! 🙏💪
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Still needs work, great to see such an improvement!
Daisie Eleanor Bryan
To be fair, the 20% of people may have been partially made up of those who had damaged tents due to the wind so should be better next year
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How much clearing had already taken place before that picture was taken, because that wasn't the one I saw published directly after the event, it was as bad as 2018.
it is hard to educate people.. especially if it is about their bad behaviour.
£50 quid to take a tent on site. Get it back when you leave site with the tent.
I think you should have to scan your tent in and out. Or you don't qualify for tickets again.
Dont get it twisted I love that you got litter down by a descent 50% can you do the same to the emcee's fu**ing up the decent headline acts
I always clear my camp and take.my tent home. Not fair to make someone else do it. Even if they get paid.to do.so.
Ban tents and make them buy your cardboard tents
Maybe stop charging people in camper vans best part of hundred quid to bring there van then? Barely any rubbish ever left?
Still infuriates me how people can't either dispose of their tent correctly or take the fucker home. Mine got destroyed by the wind and I still didn't abandon the cunt.
Improvement but can be alot better, it's not hard packing ya shit up. Dont go if your not hardcore enough, simple!
I spent a good half hour cleaning the area around where mine and my friends tents had been before we left but yeah the mess and tents left behind was such a vast amount. But given the yellow weather warning for wind and the sheer number of tents destroyed I can see why people left their stuff behind.... Not good I know but yeah 😕
David Smith Michael Smith Sophie Holloway “had to think if we wanted to do Boomtown again” sure the $ changed their mind 😂😂
Bay Dreams 2020 - Nelson
Anyone else struggle to find green bags for recycling? I even asked a guy changing the bin and he said he wasn’t allowed to give them out 🤷♀️
Assume that you'll be reducing ticket prices to take off the cleaning levy?
Not bad considering the storm we had, I saw 100’s of tents literally flying around the place and loads collapsed due to the wind. I bet most of the tents/rubbish that was left was due to the bad winds 👍🏼
✨ A huge thank you to all the beautiful people that came to the opening ceremony at the magical Lion's Den amphitheatre.
'A CONNECTION TO OUR ROOTS' was a moment to pause to understand where we have come from, and where are we going...
With 25,000 people coming together to call for food and clean water for every person on earth 🌎 The feeling of unity, compassion and love for all of humanity was simply unforgettable, and will live with us forever.
One Love Boomtown familia ✨🌱💜🙏
Opening music: Medicine buddha - maneesh de moor Barbatuques – Baiana (CloZee Remix) Bunji Garlin - Exodus "2015 Soca" (Prod. By Jus Now)