EE MUSIC supported the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna to become a pioneering green event.
Good Practice: an update from Festival Republic, UK
Good Practice: Huset KBH, Denmark
Good Practice: Club Audit, Norway
Good Practice: Electric Castle Festival, Romania
Good Practice: Music Club A, Portugal
Good Practice: Music Club B, Portugal
The EE MUSIC team performed an energy audit for the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK to understand what good energy management practice was already taking place and how the venue could further improve.
The Sage Gateshead in the UK is using data, a strong environmental policy, and staff engagement at all levels to realise substantial energy use reductions.
Øya is a music festival that has been running since 1999 and hosts artists spanning a variety of musical genres including pop, hip-hop, punk, rock and electronica.
Good Practice: Dia de la Musica, Spain
The Melt! Festival, with 20,000 visitors in 2013, is one of Germany’s pioneer festivals when it comes to going green.
Festival Internacional de Danças populares (International Festival of Folk Dances) is an annually held music festival in Castelo de Vide, Portugal.
Good Practice: Wiesen Festivals, Austria
ufaFabrik is a one-of-a-kind project that combines living and working in an International Centre for Culture and Ecology, and is situated in Berlin, Germany.
Imogen Heap performs an event completely powered
‘off the grid’
The “Gloria” is a former cinema and theatre and since the early 90s a well-known event location in the vibrant city Cologne.
Boom is a biannual electronic and world music festival based in Portugal attracting 26,000 audience members.
Festival Republic is a UK music promoter.
Global2000 Tomorrow Festival is an indoor/outdoor-based festival in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria.
The first Rock in Rio was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1985, with follow-up events in 1991, 2001 and an edition in odd years since 2011.
Estádio do Dragão (or Dragon Stadium) is an all-round sports and entertainment venue in Porto, Portugal.
Glyndebourne marks its 80th anniversary this year and is still a widely renowned landmark for opera and classical music.
Located in Esch-sur-Alzette in the South of Luxembourg, the Kulturfabrik houses work from various art forms such as music, theatre, exhibitions, visual arts, dance, literature and cinema.
Shambala is an independent music festival with an audience of about 10,000.
Set in a picturesque country park, the environment has always been central to its ethos.
Wembley Stadium has been using a best practice environmental management system to improve its impacts since 2007.
Tollwood Festival of Culture happens over 25 days twice a year (one in summer and one in winter) in Munich, Germany.
Band on the Wall is a not-for-profit venue run by registered charity Inner City Music.
Based in the district of Ehrenfeld in Cologne, Germany, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld hosts a wide range of cultural events such as concerts, parties, exhibitions and poetry slams.
Village Underground is an East London-based music venue described as part creative community, part arts venue.
Estádio do Dragão (or Dragon Stadium) is an all-round sports and entertainment venue in Porto, Portugal. Built in 2003, it can seat more than 50,000 audience members and is the current home ground of F.C. Porto; the stadium’s name is derived from the presence of a dragon on the football club’s crest. It has hosted concerts from various big artists including The Rolling Stones and Coldplay and was the world’s first FIFA 5 star stadium to achieve ISO 14001 (an international standard for environmental management). Estádio do Dragão was the first European stadium to obtain a GreenLight certification (GreenLight is a European initiative encouraging the installation of more energy efficient lighting in non-residential spaces), which was awarded to the stadium for its use of energy efficient lighting.
Estádio do Dragão, Portugal
Powered by both electricity and gas, Estádio do Dragão has been recording energy consumption data since 2006. They use the monitoring software Wisemetering and have a Building Management System (BMS) in place to control HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Stadium staff are responsible for managing the energy within the stadium, and the Event Promoter is responsible for the energy management of the stage. Estádio do Dragão has also created a budget specifically for energy management and energy investment.
Estádio do Dragão has purchased and installed energy efficient equipment including PIRs (passive infrared sensors) and LED lights. They have created venue-wide switch-off awareness raising campaigns, communicating to all stakeholders and space users with reports and newsletters. Estádio do Dragão works with a range of stakeholders to embed environmental sustainability into practices and behaviours, including staff training, awareness campaigns with the local community and creating environmental procedures for its supply chain organisations.
Estádio do Dragão has installed LED lighting and PIRs (passive infrared sensors) for motion-activated lighting.
The stadium undertakes venue-wide switch-off campaigns, communicating to all stakeholders and space users with reports and newsletters.