Music festivals are adopting practices to minimalism the impact the events have on the Earth

Festival revellers take part in a tomato fight at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 near Glastonbury, England. Photo / Getty
Festival revellers take part in a tomato fight at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 near Glastonbury, England. Photo / Getty

No matter where you go around the globe, everybody loves a good party.

It doesn't matter if you're into rap or rock 'n roll, there's a gathering somewhere in the world with your name on it.

The season for music festivals is year round, especially for the avid traveller, but how can you make sure you stay green and support festivals that foster ethical values?

Rechelle Coombes, founder of Socielle, a company which aims to educate consumers to make more ethical choices, said: "If you have a bit of a green heart, you might like to make your choice based on the minimal impact the festival leaves on our planet.

"After all, the festival that started all festivals, Woodstock was one of the first eco-friendly festivals there was.

"And the exciting part is that perfect environmentally friendly setting is still practised in festivals across the globe today."

The creators of these festivals will ensure you party the night and day away and reduce, reuse, recycle at the same time.

Here are the top seven eco-friendly festivals for your bucket list.

Coachella

Surely this is on everyone's bucket list, right?

Coachella draws 250,00 people into the middle of the desert during the summer days in the USA.

It's the perfect place to party with the A list celebs while saving the planet.

Charge your car, bike or even cell phone using one of the wind- power charges or chill under the cold towers or enter the TRASHed @ Coachella artistic design comp using trash cans.

Les Vielles

With a killer line up this year (Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer, The Kills) and a killer combat to pollution including waste recycling, no mass flyers, compost toilers and reusable cups and organic /fair trade food.

Photo taken at Les Vieilles festival. Photo / Brittany Tourism
Photo taken at Les Vieilles festival. Photo / Brittany Tourism

This is one festival that has the green celebration totally down pat.

Splendour in the Grass

Expect nothing less than a huge line up from this Aussie favourite and one of the first to move to a more green friendly approach.

The crowd enjoy the show put on by the Flaming Lips during the Splendour in the Grass festival at Belongil Fields on July 26, 2009 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty
The crowd enjoy the show put on by the Flaming Lips during the Splendour in the Grass festival at Belongil Fields on July 26, 2009 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty

Patrons can offset carbon by paying extra in their ticket, they can even plant a tree on site at the festival with over 2000 trees planted last year.

They have dry composted toilets, gas fired low-flow showers, rainwater roof collection points and green tent options.

With waste warriors and eco cops on-site to help minimise impact while the green team rove around to educate the masses.


Wanderlust Festivals

Described as "all out celebrations of mindful living" where music is their heartbeat and yoga practice is their drum.

Wanderlust Festival. Photo / Wanderlust
Wanderlust Festival. Photo / Wanderlust

These are yoga-centric retreats with activities including hiking, biking, runs and lectures on holistic health/politics and delicious and nutritious food at the world's most awe inspiring resorts.

DJ powered sessions and main stage performances ensure this festival is an all round experience for even the faint hearted.

Burning Man

From what originally started as group of friends light up an improvised wooden figure in front of a crowd on a beach in 1986 is now a festival of 65000+ festival goers.

The ultimate goal of burning man "is to encourage the culture of creativity" says Marian Goodell.

It follows 10 key principles including sustainability measures of communal effort, civic responsibility and leaving no impact.

Lollapalooza

If you want to feel great the place to be is Lollapalooza.

While your rocking out to great music and loading up on great food at the farmer's market enjoy beauty from the art market while your supporting the planet.

You can Rock & Recycle by gathering recyclable items in exchange for a Lollapalooza T-shirt and you can offset your attendance by purchasing an energy tag from Green Mountain.

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Glastonbury

Get your boots out ready for some mud at the annual and impressive Glastonbury festival.

This one might already be on your bucket list but did you know it is working hard towards it's no trace policy.

A general view of flags in the crowd as the Rolling Stones perform on the Pyramid stage during day 3 of Glastonbury. Photo / Getty
A general view of flags in the crowd as the Rolling Stones perform on the Pyramid stage during day 3 of Glastonbury. Photo / Getty

It's leaders have partnered up with WaterAid to buy reusable drinking bottles and refillable drinking water stations while educating on the importance of a good toilet, the Greenpeace mini gym is a live site where you can pedal for your metal and power the sound on the stage.

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