The Guardian festival blog: Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Download and Wireless festivals to go plastic-free | Music


The British music festivals Reading and Leeds, Wireless and Download will go plastic-free after global concert promoter Live Nation pledged to eliminate single-use plastics from its venues and events by 2021. The plan forms part of the world’s largest concert promoter’s push to achieve zero waste at its sites by 2030.

“Hosting over 35,000 concerts and festivals each year, Live Nation has the chance and responsibility to provide our artists and fans with a live music experience that protects our planet,” said Michael Rapino, president of Live Nation Entertainment.

“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.”

The plan will affect Live Nation’s UK festivals, including Wilderness, Electric Picnic,…



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