GO Group @ Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013


GO group was part and partner of Europe’s most important music business conference and showcase festival Eurosonic for the second time. After three packed panels in 2012 we returned to Groningen in mid January for more interesting panels on event sustainability and green issues. Find all presentations and information below!


(© Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013)

Our activities at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013 with all presentations & flyers:

Presentation of Green Operations Award
@ European Festival Awards ceremony, De Oosterport (wed jan 9)

3 panels hosted by GO Group:

GO Group & Yourope present:

Renewables in Concert
Information about the panel
Ronde kamer – thur jan 10 – 15.00h (60 min)
Music = power. Of course, we speak about renewable energy.Renewable energy can be integrated in various ways at concerts: by contracting green electricity or by installing permanent renewable energy generators on the concert site. This session aims to show on and off grid solutions and the chances and challenges for events, open airs and festivals.
Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe, Yourope, Ger, host | presentation)
Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initative, Green Music Energy, Ger | presentation)
Eric van Eerdenburg (Lowlands Festival, Mojo, Ned | presentation)
Paul Schurink (Bredenoord, Ned | presentation)

Want to know more about power at festivals?
http://www.juliesbicycle.com/media/downloads/Power-Behind-Festivals-Guide-2012.pdf

Greener Festival Camping | Love Your Tent – Take It Home
Information about the panel
Ronde Kamer – thur jan 10 – 16.30h (60 min)
Small cities for a couple of days. Festival camping is a challenge. How do organisers deal best with people behaving between anarchy and holiday? Are there ways to make them act greener and not to leave behind tons of outdoor gear? What are the reasons for such a behaviour and what can be done? We will try to find them.
Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe, Yourope, Love Your Tent, Ger, host | presentation)
Ina Kahle (FKP Scorpio, Ger | presentation)
Laura Pando (Festival Republic, UK | presentation)

Love Your Tent Flyer

Green Events – what the audience said 2012
Information about the panel
Grijze Zaal – fri jan 11 – 13.30h (60 min)
Hear the results of the latest Bucks New University / AGreenerFestival survey of your audiences on the green initiatives at your events. What does the audience want? What do they think you as organisers should be doing? Have audience attitudes changed since the last survey conducted in 2008? This session will show brand new results, information and trends from this unique survey of over  2000 international  festival goers.
Teresa Moore (Bucks New University, UK | Presentation)
Prof. Ben Challis (A Greener Festival)

Press release: “NEW SURVEY HIGHLGHTS FANS CONCERNS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF LIVE EVENTS”

More pictures of the Eurosonic Noorderslag and the European Festival Awards ceremony here.

More information about Eurosonic here.




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