This from Love Your Tent:
What a summer festival season it was. The sun came out (for most of it), there was a whole host of epic performances and the Love Your Tent message went on a tour of the UK and Europe thanks to all of our supporting festivals including Isle of Wight, Wychwood, Reading, Leeds, Latitude, Glastonbury, Nozstock, Truck, Y Not, Brownstock, Shambala, Wickham, Kendal Calling, Beat Patrol, FM4 Frequency, Tomorrow Festival, Melt, Pukklepop, Taubertal, Rock Werchter, Big Day Out, Deichbrand, Sziget Festival and Szene.
And with festival season still in full swing on the other side of the globe the Love Your Tent message is still going strong thanks to Rhythm and Vines Festival in New Zealand this December.
It wasn’t only festivals that were determined to get behind the message in 2013. So did many bands and artists who lent their support and tried to persuade audiences to “Just Take It Home” including Ash, Newton Faulkner, Lianne Le Havas, Lawson, Bastille, Gabrielle Aplin, Lewis Watson, Kids in Glass Houses, Laura Mvula and Seasick Steve.
And of course audiences embraced the message too. To all the people who camped in our RESPECT field at the Isle of Wight, to the campers who had their tents stencilled with the Love Your Tent logo and to the campers who recorded short messages of support – WE SALUTE YOU x
Respect field was a marvellous place to camp! Well organised and friendly staff who even my 15 year old son praised and he never says anything lol. Keep up the good work Love Your Tent people. It’s priceless to both me and the environment” Jo Llewellyn
“Respect camping was brilliant, great staff, great people. Thank you! X” Joanne Rogers
“Brilliant camping experience, thank you to the great staff and fellow campers, respect camping is definitely the way to go!” Eileen Emery
Some quotes from a few of the 1200 campers who stayed in our Love Your Tent RESPECT campsite at one of the major festivals this year. It was an amazing response at the end of an amazing weekend that saw only two tents left behind and proved to us festival campers are desperate for a different, cleaner camping experience.
Look out for our fields at more festivals in 2014.
And audiences had their say too: Throughout 2013 we ran an audience survey in association with Bucks New University and A Greener Festival to truly understand the now endemic problem of abandoned tents and waste after festivals, the results of which we will be launching ahead of next years festival season.
Love Your Tent is the people’s campaign for cleaner festival campsites. Visit the website and find out how to get involved and help LYT protect festival culture for future generations at loveyourtent.com. Join the conversation on #loveyourtent #justtakeithome