Cropredy Festival (cap. 20,000) will dramatically reduce its use of plastic at the 9 to 11 August event, having joined the Drastic On Plastic campaign organised by the Association of Independent Festivals’ (AIF).
AIF aims to eliminate single-use plastic from member festival sites by 2021.
Cropredy director Gareth Williams says all artistes, crew and staff at this year’s event will be given a re-useable stainless steel bottle, embossed with the festival logo, rather than plastic bottles.
“We usually have to buy five pallets of water bottles, which is about 10,000 bottles, just for staff,” he says. “We have designed the bottles to be appealing and have already sold 350 to the public.”
Tickets for the festival, which takes place in Oxfordshire, is headlined by Brian Wilson, Al Stewart, The Levellers, Fairport Convention and Kate Rusby, with tickets costing £135.