sundown festival • norwich • 3–5 september 2021

Planet Sundown

Sundown crew, the planet needs you!

Here is just a snippet of how the Sundown team will be working hard to reduce the impact our mega-party has on the environment, but to truly make it a success we need you and your mates to all pitch in!

Have the best camp – Its going to be your home for the weekend so make it the best it can be and look after it!

Wear more (eco) glitter – Who doesn’t love glitter, but make sure its biodegradable glitter… yep, its totally a thing!

Take your tent home – Lets aim to leave your camp as you found it, don’t bring anything you can’t take home.

Check out some tips and tricks we’ve pulled together to help you go green at Sundown.

Have the Best camp

You’ve pitched your tents, set yourself up a little hangout in its center and maybe even brought matching monogrammed camping chairs for that super lux social space…. Now let’s keep it lux!
All camping tickets now include a £5 refundable litter bond. Here’s what you need to do in order to receive your £5 cash back:

Step 1. Grab some of our FREE rubbish bags.
You can pick these up at the campsite entrance, campsite refuse points, arena info point or from one of our friendly litter picking team.
Step 2. Fill them up!
Fill that litter bag up to the brim (not half full, full full please)!

 

Step 3. Drop It off
Take your full litter bag over to one of our clearly signed ‘Litter Drop Off Points’. Now place the bag lovingly into the litter drop off point.
The drop off point will be marked clearly on the festival map when it is released.

 

Step 4. Feel Green!
You’ve done your bit! Big ups to you! Now you can redeem your £5 cash back.

Take the train

New for 2020, Sundown is introducing dedicated direct shuttle buses to and from Norwich train station running regularly over the weekend with no stop offs on the way! So this year forget the long hours in the car, having to pay for petrol, come hassle-free and most of all forget about the dreadful drive back on Monday! Tickets available in advance, so make your trip greener, easier and even cheaper, come to Sundown by train!

Find all info on Shuttle Buses here

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Biodegradable Glitter

You love dressing up, we love you dressing up, but little do many know that its causing major issues for our oceans!
Glitter is essentially just teeny, tiny bits of coloured plastic which never breaks down and like most other types of plastic, glitter can’t be recycled.

Please Don’t Bring It!

We ask that you only bring biodegradable glitter with you.
There are now lots of retailers online that supply this eco-friendly stuff!

Save the postage, pick it up onsite!

Cant find it online, fear not shimmer crew!
We’re working with our onsite shops to get the eco-friendly stuff in stock.
Check out the stores in the campsite and arena for your daily fix of sparkle.

Take your tent home!

Last year our campsite community was bigger than ever but this meant that 47 tonnes of waste (including tents!) were left behind when you headed home. That’s equivalent to 12 African elephants/ 10,500 pink flamingos / 6,721,000 ‘regular sized’ marsh mellows – you catch our drift? And all this has to be removed from the site. Anything we can’t recycle that’s left behind has to go to landfill 😭.

We must work together to reduce this.

Reuse the Party Palace!
Try not to buy cheap throw away tents
For a little extra you can buy a longer term festival home
Tag team the break down to speed up the process
Ensure you have enough phone battery left to watch YouTube tutorials to collapse those pesky pop-up tents

Live your best life

Want to to be green in a totes VIP way?
Book one of our pre-pitched tents from as little as £35pp
You can even bolt on sleeping bags to lighten your packing even further!

Book your pre pitched here

Other Top Tips

 

Bring a re-usable bottle – Stay hydrated, stay green and save money!
Road Trip It! Organise a road-trip and share a car with your mates.
No single use plastic! Leave your single use plastics at home or better yet – in the shop all together. Flimsy carrier bags, excessive plastic wrapping plastic – BLERGH we hate them. We actively encourage you to bring a bag you already own to Sundown. Up-cycling is in folks!

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