Nov 07, 2023

Embrace Sustainability at Future of Festivals 2023


Festival organisers and promoters, it’s time to address a pressing issue within the live music business: sustainability. The live music industry, while incredibly vibrant and captivating, also faces significant challenges in minimising its environmental footprint. This is why we invite you to attend Future of Festivals 2023, on November 24 & 25!
Get you 10€-ticket below…

Over the years, gigmit has been a strong advocate for promoting sustainability in the live music industry. One of our proudest achievements is developing tools that help musicians book eco-friendly shows, making their tours more cost-effective and increasing their chances of getting more gigs along the way. Our Festival & Venue Database is a shining example of this accomplishment. Lately, we introduced you to crucial steps promoters should take to save the planet.

As the world seeks to address climate change and environmental concerns, it’s essential for festivals to do their part in promoting sustainability. That is why we are happy to introduce you to the exciting conversation on sustainability at Future of Festivals 2023 in Berlin!


Future of Festivals: A Vital Gathering


Future of Festivals is not just any event—it’s the largest meeting of the festival industry in the German-speaking region. It serves as a unique platform where organisers, service providers, associations, decision-makers, and aspiring professionals in the festival sector come together to network, exchange ideas, and drive positive change.


Your most important masterclasses and panels shaping sustainability

Future of Festivals 2021
Future of Festivals 2021

We carefully reviewed the schedule for the Future of Festivals 2023 program and selected the panels we consider most pertinent for a promoter seeking sustainability. Here is the compiled list:


Pyrotechnics & Sustainability

Fireworks are a staple of many festivals, but their environmental impact is undeniable. This panel will examine how pyrotechnics can coexist with sustainability and explore eco-friendly alternatives. More info here.

Reusable@ Breminale – The Footprint of the French Fry Bag

Discover how the Breminale festival reduced waste by implementing reusable solutions, such as reusable French fry bags. Learn how these small changes can have a big impact on sustainability. More info here.

Sustainable Festival Management – With or Without ISO 20121?

Explore the benefits of ISO 20121, the international standard for sustainable event management. This panel will discuss whether adopting these guidelines is the key to more sustainable festivals. More info here.

Surviving vs. Thriving: Envisioning Sustainable Futures

What does it mean for a festival to thrive sustainably? This panel will address the challenges and opportunities in building a festival business that not only survives but thrives in a world increasingly concerned with sustainability. More info here.

Pee & Poo Power

Discover how festivals can harness the power of human waste for sustainable energy generation. This intriguing panel will delve into the innovative technologies and practices that can turn waste into power. More info here.


Our Exclusive Offer to the gigmit Community

We believe that promoting sustainability in the live music industry is of utmost importance. To encourage you to engage in this crucial conversation, we are excited to offer you an exclusive opportunity:

The gigmit community members will receive a 20€ discount to attend Future of Festivals 2023, making your ticket price just 10€ instead of the standard 30€. This is our way of supporting your commitment to making the live music industry greener and more sustainable. Simply use the code GIGMIT@FOF23.


Get your 10€-ticket for Future of Festivals 2023 with the code GIGMIT@FOF23 here.


Future of Festivals 2023 in Berlin is the ultimate opportunity for festival organisers and promoters to address the pressing issue of sustainability in the live music business. By participating in these essential panel discussions and taking advantage of our exclusive offer, you’ll gain insights, ideas, and solutions to make your festival more eco-friendly and future-proof, in alignment with gigmit’s GMP project’s goals (read more about GMP at the end of this article).

The festival industry has the power to drive positive change and lead by example. Embrace sustainability, network with like-minded professionals, and be a part of shaping the future of festivals. Mark your calendars for November 24 & 25, 2023, and join a remarkable series of sessions, masterclasses and workshops towards a more sustainable festival landscape. 

Together, we can make a difference!

Future of Festivals 2021
Future of Festivals 2021

What’s next?

gigmit, is now delving into this topic with a renewed focus, thanks to our new project, GMP (Green Music Performance). GMP’s aim is to identify ways of making the live music industry greener and developing new features to support promoters and artists in making more environmentally conscious booking decisions. This initiative underscores the commitment of gigmit to a more sustainable future for festivals and live music events, and we are extremely happy to partner with Future of Festivals, making available this amazing pool of knowledge to you!



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