A Greener Festival have announced the shortlists for the debut International AGF Awards, which will be hosted following the Green Events & Innovations Conference and ILMC Production Meeting on Tuesday 5th March at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.

Winners are selected from the detailed AGF assessments, site visits, evidence and analysis by trained sustainable event auditors throughout 2018. To enter the awards it is necessary for events to apply for an assessment with not for profit organisation A Greener Festival. This included over 40 festivals from 17 countries in 2018.

Officially crowned by the BBC as an Amazing Human – Ash Perrin of the Flying Seagulls Project – who bring laughter through play to children in refugee camps – will be Co-Hosting the ceremony with A Greener Festival Co-Founder Claire O’Neill.

Ash Perrin said “Having been involved with festivals for many years I am proud to be joining this event as both speaker and International AGF Awards host. The issue of finding greener solutions for this glorious world of entertainment is an important one, and creating the next step together as a community seems the absolute right choice. Green fields + green festivals = big smiles for years to come.”

And the Shortlists are:

International Greener Festival Award

Boom Festival (PT)
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
DGTL Amsterdam (NL)
Green Gathering (UK)
Øya Festival (NO)
We Love Green (FR)
Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Circular Festival Award
(for reduced waste & resourcefulness)

Das Fest (DE)
DGTL Festival (NL)
DubCamp Festival (FR)
Green Gathering (UK)
Kew the Music (UK)
Rainbow Serpent (AU)
Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Transport Award

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
DGTL Amsterdam (NL)
Green Gathering (UK)
Øya Festival (NO)
Paradise City (BE)
Spring Utrecht (NL)
Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Community Action Award

Bayou Boogaloo (US)
Boom Festival (PT)
Envision Festival (CR)
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Pohoda Festival (SK)
Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU)
Roskilde Festival (DK)

AGF Greener Catering Award

DGTL Festival (NL)
Green Gathering (UK)
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
MetalDays Festival (SI)
Own Spirit Festival (ES)
Roskilde Festival (DK)
Wood Festival (UK)

 

AGF Greener Power Award

DGTL Amsterdam (NL)
Green Gathering (UK)
Mandala Festival (NL)
ØYA festival (NO)
Primavera Sound (ES)
Wonderfeel (NL)
Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Pied Piper Award
(for Greener Communication)

Bayou Boogaloo (US)
Boom Festival (PT)
DGTL Festival (NL)
Roskilde Festival (DK)
Green Gathering (UK)
We Love Green (FR)
Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Greener Creative Award

Body & Soul (IE)
Boom Festival (PT)
Pete the Monkey (FR)
Envision Festival (CR)
Rainbow Serpent (AU)
We Love Green (FR)
Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Water & Sanitation Award

Boom Festival (PT)
Boomtown Fair (UK)
MetalDays (SI)
Paradise City (BE)
Rainbow Serpent (AU)
We Love Green (FR)
Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Innovations Award

Mobile Water Treatment @ Paradise City
MOOP Map @ Envision Festival
Precious Plastics @ Pohoda Festival
Recycling Disco @ Fire in the Mountain
Transport Analysis & Reduction @ Cambridge Folk Festival
Waste Free Food Court @ DGTL Amsterdam
Smart Power Fuel Reduction @ We Love Green

The last few tickets are remaining for the Green Events & Innovations Conference. The award ceremony is accessible to GEI, IPM and ILMC delegates.

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Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.