01 Feb 2010
Tickets go on sale for the Wood festival, one of the UK’s greenest music events
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Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Wood festival, taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Braziers Park, Oxfordshire on 21st ñ 23rd May. Wood is possibly Britain’s greenest festival, powered completely on renewable energy, harnessing the power of the sun, the wind and even the people who attend the event (through a cycle-powered cinema and disco). There are composting toilets (no portaloos!) and a stage made of, you guessed it, wood. The organisers hope that the way the festival is run will set a standard and encourage other events to follow suit with greener production values. This year Wood will be piloting the Industry Green standard to measure its carbon footprint and other impacts in tandem with the charity Julie’s Bicycle.
Included in The Sunday Times’ The best things to see and do in 2010, the event comes from the creators of Truck festival and could be considered it’s folkier, cleaner and greener younger brother.
The Truckers’ have grown up a lot since starting Truck 12 years ago, having created Wood festival as a place to take their own young families. Wood has proved a hit in its first 2 years with those looking for an intimate family festival with great music. A celebration of music and nature, tickets have been limited to 800 to keep it intimate and create a community within a weekend.
The organisers are promising a strong and diverse line-up of mainly acoustic acts on 2 stages, the detail of which will soon be announced. There will be opportunities for everyone ñ from children to grandparents ñ to participate, with workshops covering everything from singing, woodcraft, yoga, knitting, story-telling, and thatching, to making wallets from orange juice cartons, campfire sing-alongs and the now famous fantastic kids tent and fancy dress parade.
At Wood festival, people will be able to learn about living a more sustainable lifestyle as well as being able to join in with lively lunchtime discussions and talks. The event even has its own organic cafÈ serving delicious locally-sourced food and its own pub, The Hippy Arms selling locally-produced lager, ale and cider.
Tickets are available from: www.brownpapertickets.co.uk
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