Isle of Wight Festival embraces renewable energy

08 Jun 2010
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Kaiser Chiefs at Isle of Wight Festival Solar power and biofuels are to be used to help power this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

The music event won a Greener Festival Award in 2009 and it is aiming to build on the accolade by further demonstrating its commitment to helping the planet.

Headline act Sir Paul McCartney said it is "really great" that festival organisers are aiming to make the event as green as possible.

"It is fantastic for artists like myself to see festival organisers investing in ways to reduce their CO2 emissions and taking responsibility for the environment," he commented.

Sir Paul said this could potentially encourage others in the music industry to follow suit and look at ways of minimising their environmental impact.

The former Beatle added that the festival's efforts to go green will also show audiences that they too have a part to play in tackling climate change, both at the event itself and at home.

Sir Paul performs at the Isle of Wight Festival later this month and heads a bill that includes Biffy Clyro, Blondie and Jay-Z.
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