Back for its third year, We Love Green festival is Europe’s most sustainable festival set in the majestic scenery of Parc de Bagatelle in Paris.
Parc de Bagatelle is part of the Parisian botanical gardens, a stunning backdrop located partly in woodland.
Heavily tipped London Grammar whose debut album charted in the UK at no 2 also appear on the bill joined by Icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir, the multi-talented American vocalist Cat Power, contemporary electronica outfit SBTRKT, Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt (fresh off his world tour), brilliant Swedish electronic dance group Little Dragon and the beautiful east London soul singer Denai Moore.
The festival also boasts an exceptional DJ line up including hosts a vast vary of local talent including Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) who will be performing an exclusive DJ set back to back with British electronic artist and DJ Riton. Joy Orbison will play back to back with Boddika, HudMo collaborator the Canadian Lunice will play a live set and Tennis and Lulu Jenner from The Rapture will play alongside UKs The 2 Bears who are gearing up to release their album this summer. Hyped DJs George Fitzgerald, Greg Janson also appear on the bill.
At the heart of the festival lies a concern for the overall impact of the event on the outside world. That is why every aspect of We Love Green is ensured to be as eco-friendly as possible. We Love Green is generated on its own renewable energy, fueled by solar and wind power. A rigorous production is committed to “zero impact” – by selecting local service providers, saving water and energy, recycling, managing waste, carpool incitation, deposit system for glasses, providing free drinkable water fountains, setting electric shuttles, including locker room for bikes, all to create an oxygen-bubble festival.
We Love Green is completely ‘disposable’ – furniture and signage is made out of reclaimed material contributed by volunteers, art students, and young designers that is later donated to various art institutions. All waste generated on site is sorted. From plates to cutlery, 100% of food waste and catering are sorted and composted and distributed on neighbouring farms.
Set in the enchanting scenery of Parc de Bagatelle, this exceptional location is granted exclusively by the city council of Paris with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. The location is accessible by metro or a short 15-minute drive from city center, ideal for those seeking to escape the city or taking a short mini break from the UK. Shops and food stands provide local, organic and fresh catering options with several pop-up Parisian restaurants bringing their best food forward. Several workshops will be offered on site, including sustainable awareness talks and exhibitions of fuel-saving energy resources and innovations.
The festival received Greener Outstanding Award both in 2011 and 2012. It was nominated for Best Small Festival and was 1st place winner of Green Operations at the 2013 European Festival Awards. We Love Green truly is an evolutionary festival. We Are Green raises awareness through music, celebration and grass roots work.
Line-up So far
Cat Power (Solo)
Pedro Winter Vs Riton
Joy Orbison Vs Boddika
George Fitzgerald / Lunice (Live),
Dj Tennis & Luke Jenner (The Rapture) Evian Christ / The 2 Bears (Hot Chip)
Gerd Janson / Rashad Vs Spinn