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Fourteen UK festivals get IG mark

Julie’s Bicycle has awarded fourteen UK festivals its Industry Green certificates, with Shambala becoming the first to get the full three-star award for running almost entirely on renewable energy. Julie’s Bicycle director Alison Tickell told CMU: “The challenge of reducing impacts while growing the business is being tackled head on by this brave group of festivals, It’s not always comfortable to put the green brand to the test. This group of festivals are doing it for real” .The full list of newly awarded festivals is: Big Chill, Glastonbury, Grass Roots, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Isle Of Wight Festival, Latitude, Leeds Festival, Lovebox, Reading Festival, Shambala, Sonisphere, T In The Park, Truck and Wood Festival.

Also out this week are the nominations for the Music Week 2011 Julie’s Bicycle Green Business Award. The six finallists are Firefly Solar CIC, KOKO, The NEC Group, The Premises Studios Ltd, The Sage Gateshead and Truck Enterprises for the Wood Festival.