We are delighted to be able to announce our new CD with eleven new bands for 2011 – all packed in recycled card by DMS to reduce the CD’s carbon footprint and promote a lower carbon future. CD packaging (in particular plastic jewel cases) can contribute up to 90% of a CD’s carbon footprint – so simply swapping to card packaging makes a big big difference.
The bands on the CD were all chosen because they are simply some of the best emerging talent from around the festivals in 2011 – and the new CD will be launched at the UK Festivals Conference on November 15th November at the Forum in Kentish Town, London. The cover artwork was designed by the lovely Kareena Zerefos (www.kareenazerefos.com) and the full line up is this:
- Twin Brother – Lungs
- My First Tooth – Orchards
- Empty Headz – From Before
- Related to Merv – BBC2
- J-Treole – Skydive
- Fallen Trees – Black Eagle
- Freddie & The Fair Stone Youth – Got A Little Soul
- Kamal Arafa & The Moonlight Band – Grey
- London Afrobeat Collective – Lagos Junction
- Louise & The Pins – Beauty Strange
- Akayzia – Sleepwalking
A big thank you to all the bands and songwriters who have donated a track to the album – and a big thank you to Disc Manufacturing Services who sponsored this CD and are specialists in lower carbon CDs and DVDs. You can find out more at http://www.discmanufacturingservices.com/. DMS also teamed up with legendary British yachtsman Pete Goss MBE to encourage people to PACK IT IN – and move away from plastic packaging which is a major environmental threat to our oceans and marine wildlife. Since 2008 DMS has had a strong focus on reducing its carbon footprint and reducing the amount of plastic used in music packaging. DMS was one of the first companies to proceed with the IG mark from Julies Bicycle and has a full range of low carbon packaging for music, in particular for CD and DVD based releases.
More on the UK Festivals Conference at http://www.festivalconference.com/
You can order a copy of Festival Harvest 2011 by sending a cheque for £7.99 payable to ‘A Greener Festival Ltd’ to 8 Henley Prior, Collier Street, London N1 9JU. Please make sure to enclose your name and address! The price includes P&P. Please do! ALL proceeds will go to supporting A Greener Festival.