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The Show Must Go On, Impact report for the UK outdoor events industry

The Show Must Go On report (1st edition, November 2015) was conceived as a live event industry response to the Paris climate change talks in 2015. The report brought together all known UK research and analysed the most comprehensive datasets available to benchmark the environmental impact of festivals.

The report launched the Vision:2025 Pledge which aims to bring together events wish to take action. Please consider joining the growing number of committed festival organisers by signing the pledge to make a significant reduction in the climate impacts of outdoor live events by 2025 (and beyond). Become a member event by taking a simple pledge to take action – there are no fees.

The second edition Show Must Go On report was published in 2020 with updated information and statistics on the impact of the UK outdoor events industry.

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Latest news

Earlier this year Vision: 2025 published the Towards Zero Waste Festivals Report and Festival Industry Materials and Waste Briefing to highlight the challenges and opportunities for sustainable waste management

Tess Wilson is Event Operations Manager and Head of Sustainability at Boomtown Fair, Senior Production Manager at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Event Manager

In this guest blog, Graham Brown, Vision: 2025 Steering Group Member and host of the Sustainable Event Summit #SES23, shares highlights from the day

Vision: 2025 members span the outdoor live events sector;
music, arts, sports and more

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In 2022, B Corp-certified sustainable impact and behavioural change agency, betternotstop (BNS) worked with Kendal Calling to create the “Leave Nothing but Memories” campaign: an impact strategy which aimed to influence audience behaviour. In this article for Vision: 2025, BNS share the results; which had a measurable positive impact across all areas of the festival. They also link to their recent ‘More Than Music’ Report, which looks at the current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the UK music festival industry.

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Latest case studies

Designed by waste experts and event industry professionals, Waste Baling Machines has launched the Recycling Processing Unit (RPU), which is innovative in its offering

Sustainability isn’t just a fashionable fad for Birmingham-based mobile stage company The Stage Bus – they continue to innovate, having been running their ingenious stages using

Fews is a leading supplier of temporary structures for every kind of event and have proudly earned a strong reputation for service and quality, providing turnkey solutions to