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        The Events of the Future Database offers detailed case studies of pioneering energy efficient venues and events.


EE MUSIC Good Practice - Stories and Case Studies

All music events have impacts: on their audiences and their environment, positive or negative. We have an opportunity to help shape the future: to begin with, we can use power more efficiently. Even with simple steps and little financial investment, music events can achieve great energy, carbon and cash savings. Browse our Events of the Future Database and see how our EE MUSIC Pioneers are already saving energy and promoting sustainable energy solutions.

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  • Good Practice: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
    30.01.2016 13:30:00
    Good Practice: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

    EE MUSIC supported the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna to become a pioneering green event.

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  • Good Practice: Festival Republic 2015, UK
    13.12.2015 17:08:00
    Good Practice: Festival Republic 2015, UK

    Good Practice: an update from Festival Republic, UK

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  • Good Practice: Huset KBH, Denmark
    28.11.2015 17:27:00
    Good Practice: Huset KBH, Denmark

    Good Practice: Huset KBH, Denmark

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  • Good Practice: Club Audit, Norway
    03.12.2015 10:46:00
    Good Practice: Club Audit, Norway

    Good Practice: Club Audit, Norway

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  • Good Practice: Electric Castle Festival, Romania
    14.12.2015 11:47:00
    Good Practice: Electric Castle Festival, Romania

    Good Practice: Electric Castle Festival, Romania

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  • Good Practice: Music Club A, Portugal
    10.10.2015 16:30:00
    Good Practice: Music Club A, Portugal

    Good Practice: Music Club A, Portugal

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  • Good Practice: Music Club B, Portugal
    12.01.2015 11:39:00
    Good Practice: Music Club B, Portugal

    Good Practice: Music Club B, Portugal

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  • Good Practice: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK
    26.10.2015 17:30:00
    Good Practice: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

    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. 

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  • Good Practice: Sage Gateshead, UK
    10.11.2015 17:49:00
    Good Practice: Sage Gateshead, UK

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Øya Festival, Norway
    18.08.2014 18:03:00
    Good Practice: Øya Festival, Norway

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Dia de la Musica, Spain
    16.02.2015 16:54:00
    Good Practice: Dia de la Musica, Spain

    Good Practice: Dia de la Musica, Spain

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  • Good Practice: Melt! Festival, Germany
    18.05.2014 18:20:00
    Good Practice: Melt! Festival, Germany

    The Melt! Festival, with 20,000 visitors in 2013, is one of Germany’s pioneer festivals when it comes to going green.

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  • Good Practice: Andanças Festival, Portugal
    19.08.2014 19:52:00
    Good Practice: Andanças Festival, Portugal
    Biodiesel
    Electricity
    Light

    Festival Internacional de Danças populares (International Festival of Folk Dances) is an annually held music festival in Castelo de Vide, Portugal.

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  • Good Practice: Wiesen Festival, Austria
    10.09.2015 11:50:00
    Good Practice: Wiesen Festival, Austria

    The Wiesen Festivals in Austria run a 8,000 capacity permanent site and a 300 capacity venue in the same town. Find out more about their renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure.

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  • Good Practice: ufaFabrik, Germany
    14.06.2014 21:46:00
    Good Practice: ufaFabrik, Germany
    Experimental Energy
    Solar Power
    Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
    Wind energy

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Imogen Heap Live Broadcast, UK
    12.02.2014 00:56:00
    Good Practice: Imogen Heap Live Broadcast, UK
    Biodiesel
    Experimental Energy
    Light
    Pedal Power
    Solar Power

    Imogen Heap performs an event completely powered
    ‘off the grid’

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  • Good Practice: Club Gloria, Germany
    20.01.2014 01:09:00
    Good Practice: Club Gloria, Germany
    Light
    Refrigeration
    Sound

    The “Gloria” is a former cinema and theatre and since the early 90s a well-known event location in the vibrant city Cologne.

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  • Good Practice: Boom Festival, Portugal
    21.08.2014 14:36:00
    Good Practice: Boom Festival, Portugal
    Biodiesel
    Communicate
    Solar Power

    Boom is a biannual electronic and world music festival based in Portugal attracting 26,000 audience members.

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  • Good Practice: Festival Republic, UK
    21.08.2014 14:36:00
    Good Practice: Festival Republic, UK

    Festival Republic is a UK music promoter.

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  • Good Practice: Global2000 Tomorrow Festival, Austria
    21.08.2014 14:36:00
    Good Practice: Global2000 Tomorrow Festival, Austria
    Communicate
    Solar Power

    Global2000 Tomorrow Festival is an indoor/outdoor-based festival in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria.

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  • Good Practice: Rock in Rio, Portugal
    21.08.2014 14:36:00
    Good Practice: Rock in Rio, Portugal
    Grid

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Estádio do Dragão, Portugal
    21.08.2014 15:01:00
    Good Practice: Estádio do Dragão, Portugal
    Communicate
    Light

    Estádio do Dragão (or Dragon Stadium) is an all-round sports and entertainment venue in Porto, Portugal.

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  • Good Practice: Glyndebourne, UK
    21.08.2014 15:06:00
    Good Practice: Glyndebourne, UK

    Glyndebourne marks its 80th anniversary this year and is still a widely renowned landmark for opera and classical music.

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  • Good Practice: Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
    21.08.2014 15:10:00
    Good Practice: Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
    Communicate
    IT Equipment
    Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Shambala Festival, UK
    23.04.2014 18:42:00
    Good Practice: Shambala Festival, UK
    Biodiesel
    Communicate
    Pedal Power

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Wembley Stadium, UK
    19.08.2014 21:00:00
    Good Practice: Wembley Stadium, UK
    Communicate
    Electricity
    Light

    Wembley Stadium has been using a best practice environmental management system to improve its impacts since 2007.

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  • Good Practice: Tollwood Festival, Germany
    21.08.2014 14:37:00
    Good Practice: Tollwood Festival, Germany
    Communicate
    Grid

    Tollwood Festival of Culture happens over 25 days twice a year (one in summer and one in winter) in Munich, Germany.

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  • Good Practice: Band on the Wall, UK
    21.08.2014 14:49:00
    Good Practice: Band on the Wall, UK

    Band on the Wall is a not-for-profit venue run by registered charity Inner City Music.

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  • Good Practice: Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Germany
    21.08.2014 14:51:00
    Good Practice: Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Germany
    Grid
    Light
    Refrigeration

    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.

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  • Good Practice: Village Underground, UK
    21.08.2014 15:19:00
    Good Practice: Village Underground, UK
    Grid
    Light
    Solar Power

    Village Underground is an East London-based music venue described as part creative community, part arts venue.

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