Music Festivals

Mahindra Blues Festival, Mumbai

The Blues go Green! Asia’s largest Blues music festival went all in to ensure that the event was sustainable. 94% of all waste generated at the event was saved from the landfills and was instead sent for reusing, recycling, composting or conversion into biogas.

Food stalls used biodegradable serving wares made from natural materials such as sugarcane, wood and Areca leaves. The festival was a plastic straw-free event and water dispensers were set up across the venue to eliminate disposable plastic water bottles. Small, yet effective measures such as placing bulk sauce dispensers across the food court helped avoid the use of single-use, non-recyclable sachets. We absolutely love it when large festivals lead the way by going green and set the trend of going zero waste. 

Mahindra Kabira Festival, Varanasi

The stunning Mahindra Kabira music festival, held in the mystical ghats of Varanasi was a celebration of music, culture and the poet Kabir. The festival went all in to make their event free of disposable plastics. Thousands of plastic bottles were avoided by setting up water dispensers. The festival kit for the event attendees included beautiful copper bottles and reusable bags. Disposable plastic plates were replaced with reusable or compostable serving wares. As a result, the festival significantly reduced the amount of waste generated in the first place. 96% of the waste generated was sent for recycling, composting and biogas plants. And the venues situated on the ancient ghats of Varanasi were left cleaner than we found them.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Meghalaya

Nestled in nature and set amidst the pristine hills of Meghalaya, NH7 Weekender a.k.a. the Happiest Music Festival was committed to making Mother Earth happy too. 90% of all waste materials generated at the festival was composted, recycled or collected for reuse, so that nothing but footprints were left behind.

To encourage sustainable practices, the festival undertook a host of initiatives like providing discounts to fans who reused their beverage cups, ensuring that sustainable decor materials like bamboo and cloth were incorporated across the festival, and that only 100% compostable, eco-friendly serving wares were used at the food stalls.