Promoters Secretsundaze are launching a new sustainability initiative.
Dance 2 Sustain will see the DJ duo, made up of James Priestley and Giles Smith, introduce a number of changes to their events. Amongst the changes is the banning of single-use plastics and red meat, a commitment to offsetting essential air travel by using trains and zero-emission cab company Green Tomato Cars with the help of another sustainability initiative called Clean Scene, and the introduction of a £1 'green tax' on tickets, the proceeds from which will be split between Dance 2 Sustain and climate action group Possible.
"It's become impossible not to stand up and take action against this urgent climate crisis," James Priestley says. "Working across various venues comes with its own set of challenges, but hopefully in the near future some of the methods we're introducing will be standard across the industry."
Secretsundaze has London events coming up at The Cause (March 6th), Oval Space and The Pickle Factory (May 2nd), and E1 (May 30th). The promoters will also host an OFFSónar party in Barcelona on June 20th. Find the full details of those parties in the image below.
Read DJ Mag's 2019 feature asking whether dance music is destroying the environment here.
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