Everyone we spoke to said how much they enjoy the event and how nice everyone is to work with. Greek Expectations hardly uses any packaging and what they do use is all biodegradable, with sources using replanting systems. Pin me Our last meal was from who served us a traditional Polish stew inside their own homemade bread. Like a vegan beacon, Spice Box We tried as much vegan food as we could handle, for research purposes, and some of the coolest cats we met were. Lindisfarne first appeared on the British pop scene in 1970 with their album Nicely Out Of Tune.
Everything vegan was clearly highlighted and served with a smile so we were very happy customers. New Mexico Cantina was another one of our favourites with an extensive vegan selection. While being on a small label can be frustrating in terms of reward, it can also be liberating in terms of freedom to experiment; these twelve tracks show that Lindisfarne was and is still doing what they want to do, a band of Geordie rock and roll folkies who are just there to play the music. Speaking with Liz was really insightful as it gave us an insiders perspective to the environmental concerns of the event, rather than that of the public. What are your future environmental goals for the festival? By choosing local we are supporting the local economy and cutting down the carbon footprints — in 2017 trader and caterer travel emissions were reduced by 15%.
The award is given to traders with the best environmental practices which we thought was a cool incentive. Not only was the food varied and extremely tasty, the vast majority of it was fresh, made on site and from local suppliers. Groups of musicians casually played bluesy riffs in the Guinness bar, whilst mass ceilidh dances were taking place in some of the bigger tents. Everything in the bowl worked together a treat and it was a joy to eat. Musicians would come and go, joining the excitingly fast past music, many with cider by their side and cigarette in their mouth.
They also sold vegan lassi, nan bread and tandoori cauliflower which looked divine but we thought it was best to be modest with our first meal of the day. Monitor and record waste and energy and set targets for reductions and keep reviewing these. Both curries really hit the spot with traditional flavours but without being too heavy for festival food. On our site you can find more songs of Live At The Cambridge Folk Festival and download this songs. It was very encouraging to hear the traders talking about their own personal sustainable practices and how much the festival encourages them. It was a weekend filled with glorious weather, heart pumping musical performances and late night Irish jam sessions, however, we went for so much more than that.
Keep reading to find out exactly what we discovered! It was time to explore the vegan food. . Personally, we love it when stalls are loud and proud about being meat free, it makes it so much easier looking for ethical options. We do appreciate that this is not always possible but smaller parties could think about public transport and car sharing. I don't know if the original is that good -- I'd like to find out -- but at that 1986 Cambridge performance, no punches were pulled. Unfortunately a lot of festivals make it difficult for us ethical eaters and that can make the whole festival experience slightly sour. The blenders are hooked up to bicycles and you get to blend your own smoothie when you buy it! Importantly bring your own water bottle and reusable coffee cup! This sounded right up our street so we wanted to see if this was true.
I'd never heard this song before. Sustainability Now we had tackled the edible obstacles, it was time to look at the sustainability of the festival. What advice could you give to smaller festivals to make their events greener? So, as promised, we took one for the team and spent the weekend hunting and munching all of the vegan grub on offer. Overall, this is an excellent introduction to Lindisfarne's work, an excellent live album, and a darn fun hour or so of live British folk-blues rock. We work closely with our waste plant and encourage everyone to recycle in the arena and on the campsites. Larger festivals have significant issues with waste and people leaving tents. These are still in trial stages but by offering good quality environments with lovely coffee and showers for example this may encourage festival goers to keep their area cleaner.
This is an album Live At The Cambridge Folk Festival, artist: Robyn Hitchcock. Entering the festival for the first time was amazing to see what a warm and intimate environment they had created in the small grounds. What tips can you give to festival goers to make their time at festivals more sustainable? Noticeably the crowds were extremely considerate with waste and people seemed to take joy in recycling and protecting such a beautiful environment. It was a spectacle to watch and the infectious music had us dancing and spinning around before we knew it. Album in the genre Rock and was released in 1992 year. On offer was a jackfruit jalfrezi or a coconut vegetable curry served with brown rice, Keralan slaw, raita, pickles and crispy onions.
What are some of the main challenges of keeping a festival environmentally friendly? Much like the Moody Blues, they were on hiatus from 1974 to 1978, and on their return recorded solidly until 1993. We ended up more than content as the vegan options were diverse, delicious and plentiful. In 1995, the tragic death of co-founder Alan Hull put some doubt on their continued existence, until 1998's Here Comes The Neighborhood. Overall for a small festival the food options were more than we could ask for. The nachos were fresh and crispy with generous amounts of creamy guacamole, a tangy salsa, a thick bean chilli and topped with Jalepenos.
Ben from New Mexico Cantina told us it was their 7th year at Cambridge Folk Festival and it was the perfect demographic for them. Unlike many other festivals the main emphasis here really was the music but t here was still an inclusive and interactive feel as you walked around. It was great to have the opportunity to speak with Liz Warwick, the Environmental Manager of the festival. At Veggie Vagabonds we love to hear of vegan start-ups doing well! Spice Box was a vegan beacon, calling out to our greedy taste buds. The smoothies and juices are blended without electricity and using peddle power instead. The vegan options definitely get the thumbs up from us at Veggie Vagabonds.