The main activities will take place at Beacons Festival and Leeds Music Festival – one of the biggest festivals in the country at which the capacity in 2012 was 80,000 people.
During the festivals, Volunteers will oversee the recycling of drinks receptacles and encourage other campers to recycle their rubbish by dispensing refuse sacks around the public campsites and creating recycling points for campers to be able to separate their waste. After the festival volunteers will be involved in the salvaging of good quality camping equipment that abandoned by other festival goers. This equipment is dried, sorted, cleaned and redistributed to local community groups, charities and local people in the days following the festival. Volunteers will also be involved in the local promotion of this distribution event.
One of the main themes for the project is environmental awareness and participants will be surrounded by the green message both during the activities and at the training that they will receive at the start of the project. The underlying theme however will be that of inclusion. The activities are designed so that language will not be a barrier to any of the participants opening the experience to anyone regardless of their education or background.
This project is supported by the British Council and the Youth In Action programme of the European Union.
Visit the blog of our Last year project: Click here.
Absolutely essential things:
- a warm sleeping bag
- warm clothes (it can be cold during the night)
- wellington boots/ water proof boots
List of things you should have on your suitcase to make your live easier:
- a raincoat, waterproof clothing,
- a towell (for the shower),
- a torch and some batteries (it will be dark in your tent at night)
- sun cream and a hat,
- tissues/ wipes,
- if you need to charge your phone don't forget to bring a UK adaptor (keep in mind that you will have the possibility to charge your phone during the project just two times!).
- If you smoke you might want to think about bringing some with you. Cigarettes are VERY expensive in the UK (about €10 a pack) and even MORE expensive if you buy them in the festival (about €15) so if you smoke .
Do not bring:
- high heel shoes
- glass bottles. It is forbidden to take any sort of glass bottles into the festival.
(list to be updated in the future. Stay connected! :-) )
There will be many artists such as Eminem, Green Day, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, The Lumineers. Click here to see the full Line-UP.
Visit the Leeds Festival website: Click here.
There will be many artists such as Django Django, Local Natives, Bonobo, Solange. Click here for the full Line-Up.
Watch videos of our previous projects at Leeds Festival:
Our projects on media (TVs, Radios, Newspapers):
Watch another cool video produced by one of the volunteer after the Festival: