More venues get the IG

Julies Bicycle, the UK’s cross music initiative on climate change, has announced that six UK venues will be getting the IG mark to reward their green efforts. The six venues are Wembley Stadium, Cardiff International Arena, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, O2 Apollo Manchester, Southampton Guildhall and the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham. Julies Bicycle Director Alison Tickell said “We are delighted to announce the award of IG certificates to six of the UK’s most high profile live music venues. All have demonstrated their strong commitment to reducing their environmental impact and join a community of creative industry leaders that are setting the standard for environmentally responsible business practices through their transparency and accountability”.

This year’s green panel at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) is on the morning of Saturday March 12th (10.00 – 11.30) and is chaired by JB director and chair of the BPI Tony Wadsworth with guest speaker Jacob Bilabel from the Green Music Initiative in German. The panel will invite a spread of international bodies, promoters and festivals to pitch in with their latest ideas and Julie’s Bicycle will be on hand to present their latest schemes, focussing on how by being more efficient, the industry stands to save both cash and carbon (Room 4). The ILMC is at the Royal Garden Hotel, London (www.ilmc.com) .

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