The Independent reports on a very interesting project for Nature.
Glastonbury, one of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious music festivals will this year be home to a recording studio with a difference – a wood and straw structure where established and upcoming eco-artists can record songs and make their environmental opinions known.
The project, announced on May 17, is the brainchild of environmental organization Greenpeace and was developed in collaboration with producer Joe Leech from Cowshed Studio in London. The environmental group hopes that the rustic studio will encourage “everyone who opposes environmental destruction, exploitation, corruption, manipulation and fraud” to express their feelings and take part. Anybody, regardless of whether or not they are a professional musician, can record in the Greenpeace Studio which will be located in Glastonbury’s famous Green Fields. According to a spokesperson these recordings will then be used at a later date as part of “an exciting project.” Professional artists or labels who are interested in taking part should email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Glastonbury, one of the world’s best-known festivals, occupies an area of 3.6 square km a and celebrated its 40th birthday in 2010. It attracts nearly 200,000 music lovers annually and takes place this year June 24-26. Headliners at this year’s event include U2, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Elbow and Morrissey on the famous Pyramid stage, other notable acts include Primal Scream, DJ Shadow and winners of Best British Album at the 2011 Brit Awards, Mumford and Sons. Later in June the theme of environmentally positive actions at music festivals will continue with the EMU ‘green’ Music Festival in Colorado from June 30- July 3 and the A Greener Festival Awards. Now in their fifth year the awards will honor environmentally conscious music events around the world – http://www.agreenerfestival.com.
For more information about Glastonbury see: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.