UK music festival goers reveal views on green issues

New survey reveals what music fans think

A new survey of UK music festivalgoers has revealed that around half would be happy to pay more for a festival ticket if the festival in question was more environmentally friendly.

The results of the survey, conducted by Buckinghamshire New University, revealed that 36 per cent of those who responded said that how green a festival is is a factor they consider when buying a ticket. 48 per cent said they would pay more for greener festivals.

Approximately 80 per cent of those questioned said they believed that noise, waste and traffic have a negative impact on the environment.

Staff at the university claim the results show that UK music fans are demonstrating an increasing demand for environmentally friendly festivals.

Teresa Moore, head of programmes at the university said in a statement: “The rise in awareness of climate change is clear from the big rise in awareness of the impact of CO2 emissions – 56 per cent of festival goers now consider CO2 a negative impact from festivals.

“It is encouraging that the willingness to adopt public transport shows a shift in thinking towards practical action by the audience.”

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