Boomtown Fair have announced they will plant one tree for every person that has bought a ticket, adding up to a tropical forest of around 48,000 trees.
The festival have partnered with TreeSisters, a reforestation and culture change charity who plant forests of fast-growing trees across Madagascar, India, Kenya, Brazil, Cameroon and Nepal.
The announcement comes as part of Boomtown Green Week and follows the news the festival is banning plastic bottles and moving to entirely compostable food and drink packaging.
Boomtown also launched the #TakeYourTentHome campaign this week as part of the Association of Independent Festivals, calling on major retailers to stop selling single-use tents marketed for festivals. Boomtown released a specially recorded track by Beans On Toast last night as part of the campaign.
In an announcement on their website, Boomtown said: “We really recognise the urgency there is to support projects like these and are convinced that there really is no more important thing that we could be doing right now.
“By partnering with such a great charity, with the size and reach Boomtown has, with the passion from all of us behind it, then it will only be an immensely positive outcome”.
Organisers said more information on how to get involved in the tropical forest campaign will follow in the coming days.
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Image credit: Garry Jones / Boomtown Fair