Bloodstock Festival Goes Greener!



Following 2018’s ‘Drastic On Plastic’ initiative, this year Bloodstock have announced they are committing to the ‘Bloodstock Goes Greener’ campaign!

In 2019, the festival aims to recycle at least 50% of the waste produced, and send nothing at all to landfill. They are encouraging everyone to say no to single use tents and plastics on site. They hope to completely eradicate single use plastics at Bloodstock by 2020 and lower their carbon footprint as a whole by 2021.

How do they plan to do this? Through a six point plan:

Recyclable Branded Bloodstock Cups Across All Bars

Bloodstock festival goers pay a one-off sum of £2 for a recyclable Bloodstock-branded plastic cup which can be used across all bars. The added bonus is that you’ll have a souvenir to take home too.

Recycling Points

Festival goers are encouraged to use the clearly signed recycling points in the arena & campsites.

100% Biodegradable Food Packaging

Food traders will only be using 100% biodegradable food packaging and cutlery this year.

Recycle Bottles Across The Site

Coca Cola will collect and recycle your plastic bottles on site and have them back in circulation within weeks of the festival.

Say No To Single Use Tents

Together with their tent partners, Bloodstock want to encourage you to either take your tent home with you after the festival. Don’t want the hassle of bringing a tent with you in the first place? You can Click and Collect a tent and camping equipment from Fat Franks Camping Shop in advance. Or, you can simply hire a pre-erected tent, airbed, bedding, etc, from Tangerine Fields. It will be ready and waiting to move into when you arrive at the festival. Both Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields are situated in the Midgard Campsite.

Donate Your Tents and Win Tickets to Bloodstock 2020!

Fat Franks Camping Shop will stay open until 12 noon on Monday morning after the festival. Here, you can take back any unwanted camping equipment, whether purchased from Fat Franks or elsewhere.

For those of you that drop off unwanted tents at Fat Franks, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to Bloodstock 2020 (the festival’s 20th Anniversary event)! Winners will be announced approximately 28 days after the festival. All donated items will go to Pathways Homeless Charity and a local scout group.

Lower Travel Emissions

Bloodstock want to offer low impact ways to travel to the festival so have partnered with Big Green Coach who have 34 pickup locations around the UK. This creates a huge reduction in carbon emissions, coming by coach rather than car.

For every customer who books travel with Big Green Coach, they sponsor and protect 5 sq ft of Amazonian Rainforest for 10 years. This has resulted in over 1,200,000 sq ft of Peruvian Rainforest being protected by Big Green Coach. Their target is to protect an area covering 3 million sq ft over the next 5 years. This is all thanks to you! Find more info here and you can book coach tickets here. Alternatively, you can travel via Carshare to Bloodstock with GoCarshare.com for the cheapest festival travel prices to site. GoCarShare connect metal-loving drivers and passengers going in the same direction. By sharing a spare seat or two, this reduces the number of cars on the road travelling to Bloodstock and subsequently reduces carbon emissions. Find more info here.

Tickets for this year’s Bloodstock Festival are on sale now, don’t miss what’s bound to be another incredible year!

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Sarah is the Digital Marketing Manager at See Tickets, and a Journalism graduate from the University of Portsmouth. Life-long music lover, cat fanatic, and advocate for the physical format, you'll often find her front and centre at gigs and festivals across the UK and beyond.