Crowd at an outdoor music festival with colorful smoke plumes rising above, large stage screens displaying visuals in the background.

Car use, carbon, and festivals

Audience travel is widely acknowledged as a major component of the overall contribution live music makes to climate change. The scale of car travel to festivals, how this has changed over time and the decarbonisation potential of reducing car use for festivals is at present unclear. This work seeks to better understand car travel to festivals, alternative travel modes and the carbon saving potential of reducing audience use of personal vehicles to get to and from these events.

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