About the Award


Since 2007, our ‘Greener Festival Award’ scheme has been running each year and allows us to work closer with the worldwide festival community; actively helping festivals to adapt or refine their behaviour and become more environmentally conscious.

The Awards scheme is generously sponsored by Robertson Taylor. Robertson Taylor are specialist insurance brokers in the music industry and offer a discount insurance scheme for green events which AGF endorse.

Important Announcement

We have decided to take a year out from the Greener Festival Awards for the 2015 season.
The awards will return in 2016. See our press release here.

2014 Winners

A huge congratulations to all of our winners in 2014!


Boom (Portugal)
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay (Australia)
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland)
Island Vibe 2013 (Australia)
Lightning In A Bottle (USA)
Oyafestivalen (Norway)
Shambala Festival (UK)
We Love Green (France)
Welcome to the Future (Netherlands)


Bonnaroo (USA)
Bona Nit Barcelona (Spain)
DAS FEST (Germany)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Lorne (Australia)
Freifeld Festival (Germany)
Global 2000 Tomorrow Festival (Austria)
Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold (France)
Malmo Festivalen (Sweden)
Mysteryland (Netherlands)
Northside (Denmark)
Rocking the Daisies (South Africa)
Splendour in the Grass (Australia)
Splore (New Zealand)
Wood (UK)


BBC Radio 2 and Proms in Hyde Park (UK)
Beloved (US)
Body and Soul (Ireland)
Bluesfest (Australia)
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada)
Canmore Folk Festival (Canada)
DGTL Festival (Netherlands)
End of the Road (UK)
Extrema Outdoor (Netherlands)
Greenbelt (UK)
Hadra Trance Festival VII (France)
Maifeld Derby (Germany)
Northern Nights Music Festival (USA)
Nozstock The Hidden Valley (UK)
Planeta Madrid (Spain)
Plissken (Greece)
Sled Island (Canada)
SOS 4:8 (Spain)
T in the Park (UK)


Festival 2014 (UK)

Get Involved!!

A Greener Festival are a non profit organisation established in 2006.

Our purpose is to raise awareness and improve performance of festivals and events in the realms of sustainability with a significant focus on environmental impacts.

One tool for achieving this is the Greener Festival Awards. We have assessed and awarded over 300 festivals worldwide in the 8 years of operating the awards scheme.

In order for this to be possible, affordable and valuable for events, the awards require on site visits from A Greener Festival assessors.

We seek individuals who have knowledge of environmental management and sustainability issues, event management (festival management experience advantageous), and a passion to help events to achieve the best possible environmental practices in every aspect of there event.

Assessors are required to:

1. Review self assessment material that is submitted by the festival pre event, and request any pre event supporting documentation that is required (e.g. sustainability policies, past impact assessments).

2. Visit the festival or event to perform and on site assessment. This involves
– meeting with people from within the organisation,
– speaking with traders, audience, and sub contractors,
– viewing every aspect of the event including backstage production / infrastructure,
– comparing the on site situation with assertions and aspirations in the self assessment.

3. Complete the assessors form to grade the events performance, and complete standard feedback report as well as a maximum 200 word synopsis of the event. This will require post event communication with the organisers or representative of the event to collate the supporting documentation required. This may occur some time after the event has taken place as events need time to collate and crunch the numbers.

Assessors are required to complete the Greener Festival Assessor training prior to completing an assessment. This is part of a broader event sustainability training programme, which is free to A Greener Festival volunteers once they have completed assessments at 2 events.

If you are passionate about developing your skills in event sustainability and volunteering your time and knowledge to help raise the bar in event and festival sustainability, please get in touch with your CV, brief cover note, and we will be back in touch with more information.

A Greener Festival


A Greener Festival Awards will return in 2016.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch by 31st December 2015

News About Our Award

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March 12th, 2015|1 Comment

The team behind A Greener Festival have announced that their annual AGF Awards scheme will be put on hold as the group “takes a year out to restructure”.

Claire O’Neill, one […]

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Greener Festival Award winners – you can pick up your Award!

October 19th, 2014|0 Comments

We have already had seven festivals pick up their Greener Festival Awards. At the Festival Congress in Cardiff this weekend three UK festivals, Wood, Shambala Festival and Nozstock picked up […]

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First Greener Festival Award winners announced

October 19th, 2014|4 Comments

36 festivals from around the World have been awarded the Greener Festival Award by the environmental campaign and advice group A Greener Festival. The Award scheme, supported by Robertson Taylor […]

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RT offer discounted ‘green scheme’ insurance to all UK festivals for 2014/15

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

We are really pleased to have teamed up for another year with our friends at Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach (RT) to offer discounts on the cost of insurance for festivals […]

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Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach named as the headline sponsor of the Greener Festival Awards scheme for its 6th year.

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

We are really pleased to announce Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach (RT) as the headline sponsor for the Greener Festival Awards Scheme for its 6th year running.

RT have been the main […]

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Arctic Monkeys top UKFAs – and our Award winners pick up their flags!

December 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

The Arctic Monkey’s performance at Glastonbury picked up the best headline gong and Download picked up Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden last […]

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A Greener Festival Awards 2013 – winners are announced

November 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Forty three proud winners of the prestigious 2013 A Greener Festival Award have been announced by A Greener Festival. Each Festival has to sign up to a strict check list […]

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Don’t miss out! – AGF awards announce new deadline for 2013!

March 27th, 2013|0 Comments

AGF are putting a call out to all events organisers considering entering this years A Greener Festival Awards.

Since 2007 the awards scheme has grown beyond our expectations. Now more than […]

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A Greener Festival Award winners pick up their trophies

December 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Yes they are flags. Yes they are made out of recycled tents and recycled wood. And yes, people want them! Our wonderful Greener Festival Awards have been handed out in […]