The pioneering music festival helping to keep the Olympics plastic-free

What’s dehydrating, vaguely humiliating and entirely guilt-free? Your newest festival hangover, that’s what. For over a decade, We Love Green have laid the (non-toxic) tarmac for festival sustainability, and after a year off as the world locked-down, it returns to Paris next week.

First on the scene with pioneering policies around single-use plastics, compostable plates and cutlery and reusable cooking oils, the festival was one of the first of its kind to use 100% renewable energies after it launched in 2011. The lineup is banging, too: from June 2-5, the likes of Koffee, Gorillaz, Central Cee, Dazed cover star Shygirl and Caribou will light up stages at the city’s Bois de Vincennes venue.

After the ground clears, ears stop ringing and people pack up their collapsible Lazy-Boys next weekend, the festival will go to work on its newest project: helping to ensure the Paris 2024 Olympics operate as greenly as possible. The We Love Green team have been working with the event’s Organising Committee to pioneer a new brand of green hydrogen generators and reduce industrial-scale waste ahead of the games.