Glastonbury Festival 2023 will be powered entirely by renewable energy and fuels, eliminating the need for fossil fuels across the event, organizers have confirmed.
The festival, which kicked off today (21st June), will feature headline performances from Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, Lizzo, and Elton John, among many others.
In a recent update shared on Twitter, the festival outlined its commitment to green initiatives.
“We’re very pleased to report that all of Glastonbury 2023’s power needs will be met by renewable energy and renewable fuels, eliminating the need to rely on fossil fuels for power across the Festival,” the post read.
The festival will use sustainable, renewable palm oil-free HVO fuel made from waste cooking oil to power all on-site generators. Additionally, a temporary wind turbine, installed alongside a solar panel and battery system, will produce up to 300kWh of energy per day to power food stalls in Williams Green.
Glastonbury has also made efforts to reduce waste and promote eco-friendly practices. Utensils and on-site snacks are delivered in more sustainable ways, and the sale of single-use plastic drink bottles and disposable vapes has been banned. All crockery and plates at the festival are either reusable or compostable, and inedible food waste is either turned into fertile compost or sent to anaerobic digestion. Even crisps are sold in compostable packaging.