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The Green Operations Award is an annual award category of the European Festival Awards. It is presented by Yourope and GO Group. Its target group are festivals that have made a significant contribution to or achievement towards developing more sustainable events. Examples for respective achievements are practises and systems introduced at their own event, the […]


To mark the occasion of Ludwig van Beethovens 250th birthday the BEETHOVEN PASTORAL PROJECT invites artists from all over the world… to form a network through their engagement with Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony and to take a stand against environmental degradation and to stand up for the UN’s sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement with […]

Thanks for the wonderful time in Berlin!

On April 16 & 17 we gathered for a fantastic event in Berlin to meet, discuss and exchange. We were happy to organize these two dayswith our friends Yourope – The European Festival Association and Green Music Initiative with two main topics: monday we dealt with “Values, credibility & attatude”, tuesday it was “work, life […]

7th GO Group Workshop @ Alte Muenze/Berlin 16 & 17 april

Responsibility – this is the GO Group leitmotif. After implementing green issues as a core value in the festival and events branch in the past years GO Group now adds a strong focus on social topics and the responsibility for ourselves to its agenda. Like no other institution our pan-european think-tank is bringing together hundreds […]

And the winner is…

For the 6th time we had the chance to present the Green Operations Award as the award for Green Excellence at the European Festival Awards’ ceremony and this year winner is: POHODA Festival! GO Group are very grateful and honoured to once again be a part of the European Festival Awards by hosting this category. […]

GO Group support TAKE A STAND

For a couple of years now “responsibility” is a major issue for GO Group. A topic we discussed on an international level at various conferences, workshops and fieldtrips. We are honoured and happy to support and co-initiate the ground-breaking initiative that is TAKE A STAND  . Starting out from the festival scene it aims to […]

GO Award Shortlist revealed…

On January 17 GO Group will happily reveal 2017’s winner of the Green Operations Award. As the sustainability related category of the European Festival Awards the GO Award forms something like the “green Oscar” of the European Festival scene. The ceremony will be held at the Oosterport on the opening night of next year’s EurosonicNoorderslag […]

2nd European Festival Conference

The European Festival Conference returns, November 22-25, for the second edition of inspiring keynotes, insightful discussions, and hands-on workshops, put on by some of the best minds in live entertainment and set in an exceptional venue. And GO Group is part of this unique event! The stunning Farris Bad Hotel in Larvik, Norway, will host some […]

The winner is Shambala!

On wed 11th of January 2017 the Green Operations Award 2016 winner was revealed at the Festival Awards Europe 2016 ceremony at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen. The award jury choose the winner and it is SHAMBALA FESTIVAL (UK). Congratulations! Here’s a video from the huge celebration at De Oosterport. See and hear Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative) introducing […]

GO is back @ Eurosonic

Within the 5 years of GO Group’s existance the pan-european think-tank hosted a bunch of green issues and sustainability related panels and discussions at Europe’s most important music business conference and showcase festival: Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen/NL. We are grateful to be a part of this fine event and glad that we have managed to […]