Climate change is an uncomfortable reality. Every aspect of the music industry has a responsibility to take steps to reduce its environmental footprint. Concert venues, artists, festivals and visitors all have to contribute.
Or don’t they? What about European and international legislation? Is the Belgian government doing enough to support the live music sector and motivate it to be more eco-friendly? Let’s talk!
Fortunately, change is happening. We lend an ear to Jamal Chalabi (A Greener Tour and tour manager of Massive Attack) and Marlene Boere (ESNS Green Touring Support), who form part of a network of domestic and international organisations that are working to transform every aspect of the live music industry into something more sustainable. Johan Eyckmans, professor in economics and corporate sustainability at KU Leuven Brussels Campus, also joins us.
For years now, musician Wannes Cappelle has taken a sustainable path with his band Het Zesde Metaal. He will join us to explain how green touring works exactly.
This interesting and pressing debate affects all of us, so make your way to AB on Sunday 27 November (by train, of course). The full panel will consist of:
- Moderator: Michèle Cuvelier (Studio Brussel)
- Jamal Chalabi (A Greener Festival, TM for Massive Attack, Pendulum, Bring Me The Horizon, and more)
- Wannes Cappelle (Het Zesde Metaal)
- Johan Eyckmans (KU Leuven)
- Marlene Boere (ESNS Green Touring Support)
This event is organised by AB, KU Leuven and vi.be in celebration of the Dag van de Wetenschap (Science Day).