Room One
14:00 - 15:00

Travel is what the live music industry is built upon. Artists, audiences, suppliers, all need to move around. For the temporary events industry, this is even more true as even the infrastructure has to travel. So how do we square this with the travel sector still being largely fossil-fuel-based? Is the tide about to turn, and can we rely upon technological fixes to be able to carry on as usual, or do we need to fundamentally change the way that we do business and organise events and shows?

Furthermore, if there is a transition to make as a society, what role do we play in making that happen? What do we need to be communicating through the monumental platform and powerful voice of music? Our panelists will outline where we’re at now and discuss the short-term future opportunities and risks and some swift and solid plans for survival.


Sangeeta Waldron
Serendipity PR & Media (UK)
Glenn Lyons
University of the West of England (UK)
Danny Newby
Big Green Coach (UK)
Claire O’Neill
A Greener Festival / GEI (UK)
Martin Thim
DTD Group / NorthSide / Tinderbox (DK)
Dale Vince OBE
Ecotricity / Forest Green Rovers (UK)