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03rd May 2018

British music festivals ban glitter

You might want to think about what you're packing in your bum bag

Will Lavin

You might want to think about what you’re packing in your bum bag

A number of independent British festivals have pledged to ban single-use plastic on their sites this coming summer.

Known as the ‘Drastic on Plastic’ initiative led by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), all 61 of its members have signed up for it.

Known for their huge waste output, festivals will eliminate straws, toiletry bottles, plastic drinks bottles, food trays, cable ties and glitter from all sites by 2021 – all thanks to the project.

Popular festivals signed up include Bestival, Boardmasters and Kendal Calling.

Most glitter is not biodegradable.

But fear not, you can still get it on. Eco-friendly glitter is permitted on site and easily obtainable – ASOS sell it for starters.

The full list of festivals taking part in the ‘Drastic on Plastic’ initiative are:

  • 2000trees
  • Ampthill Festival
  • ArcTanGent
  • Barn on the Farm
  • Beat-Herder Festival
  • Belladrum Tartan Heart
  • Bestival
  • Bloodstock Open Air
  • Bluedot Festival
  • Boardmasters
  • Boomtown Fair
  • Burning Lantern Festival
  • Camp Bestival
  • Chase Park Festival
  • Common People
  • Deer Shed Festival
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
  • El Dorado
  • Elderflower Fields
  • Electric Fields
  • End Of The Road Festival
  • Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
  • Festival No.6
  • Festival of Voice
  • Field Day
  • Fire in the Mountain – Tan yn y Mynydd
  • Garage Nation Outdoor Festival
  • Green Gathering
  • Greenbelt Festival
  • Handmade Festival
  • Hanwell
  • Hootie Music Festival
  • Hebridean Celtic Festival
  • Just So Festival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Kew The Music
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • London Remixed Festival
  • Long Division
  • Lost Village
  • Magical Meltdown Festival
  • Mint Street Music Festival
  • Nozstock The Hidden Valley
  • Oxjam Music Festival
  • Oxted Beer and Music Festival
  • Pangaea Festival
  • Pete the Monkey Festival
  • Rewind Festival
  • Shambala Festival
  • Standon Calling
  • Starry Skies
  • Strawberries & Creem Festival
  • Sunflowerfest
  • SWN Festival
  • The Vicar’s Picnic
  • Tramlines
  • Truck Festival
  • Twisterella Festival
  • Underneath the Stars festival
  • Victorious Festival
  • Village Green
  • Y-Not Festival