So you may have noticed – the Festival has a new strapline this year.
You’re probably familiar with Music and Community – at NFEST those go hand in our hand – our ambition is always to deliver a family-friendly live music festival with strong community roots and ethos.
It’s why we work closely every year with the Scouts, the Pre-School and the Parish Church of St John the Baptist. Last year we were thrilled to add Wood Green Animal Charity to this list, with their pop up shop on site. All four return to NFEST this year.
But in addition to the music and community that runs right through NFEST’s DNA, this year the festival is also considering its impact on the planet.
In the midst of the climate crisis, organisers are determined to lower NFEST’s carbon footprint and, as a flagship local event, show community leadership on a vital issue.
Inspired by the Music Declares a Climate Emergency campaign, No Music on a Dead Planet, we are releasing our own climate declaration, with a net zero ambition.
And this year we are starting by phasing out single use plastic, radically scaling up recycling facilities and adding plant-based alternatives to our on-site catering options.
Please take a look at and share our ten point declaration below – you can help us right now, by getting involved with many of them.
We know we won’t get everything right straight away, but we want to move quickly in the right direction and help all those that love and enjoy the Festival to start to make better choices on site.
We know we can do this without compromising what we love about NFEST. In fact, we think it might actually make NFEST even better!
We invite you to join us.