Festival reveals green agenda
A TREE planting scheme designed to mitigate the carbon footprint of a music festival will become an annual tradition, the organiser has confirmed.
With the help of Dartmoor charity, Moor Trees, Chagstock festival will see native British saplings planted every year.
The number of trees planted will, according to calculations, mitigate the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the event over the trees’ lifespan.
All of the saplings will be planted every year in South Devon, as part of the ‘Tunes for Trees’ scheme.
The Moor Trees charity has been reforesting areas locally for more than 20 years, with much of its work focused on a vision for a greener, climate resilient Dartmoor.
Chagstock organiser, Simon Ford, said: ‘This really is a no-brainer for us. To do something green that will live on for many years is a great way to give something back to nature.
‘We’re very big on meaningful efforts to reduce our impact on the planet, and by planting trees in Devon, that’s something we can do right on our doorstep.’
He added: ‘We’ve received a lot of great feedback for the idea, so it’s a pleasure to announce that we’ll be making this an annual part of the festival, and we encourage other events to do the same.’
The Chagstock team also goes to great efforts to recycle plastic waste and provide reusable mugs at the bar, many of which are used by die-hard festival fans, year after year.
Headline acts taking to the stage at the festival in July, are psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker, and pop-rockers, Ash.
The festival takes place on July 22-23 at a site near Whiddon Down, offering panoramic views over Dartmoor.
For tickets and line-up announcements, head to: www.chagstock.info.