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More than Music Report Edition 2 (May 2024) by Sustainable Business Consultancy Betternotstop

Sustainable-impact agency Betternotstop, has published the latest edition of its ‘More Than Music’ report into music festivals and sustainability. Of the 100 festivals featured in the 2024 report:

  • 46% have a publicly available sustainability policy
  • 31% have publicly available carbon measures
  • 22% have measures to offset the carbon costs of audience travel
  • 26% are reducing or changing their fuel usage; and 25% are working with renewable energy.
  • 14% of festivals showed no sustainability actions or data on their websites at all. 

Hannah Cox, Director at betternotstop, and Vision: 2025 Steering group member comments:

“We are at a pivotal moment in history for climate action. There’s appetite in the events industry and we need to do more…”