Envirolution Festival set to be Manchester’s first official plastic-free event – and it’s this weekend


Now in its 10th year, Envirolution Festival 2019 is set to become Manchester’s first ever plastic-free festival.

Taking place on Saturday 25th May, the festival plays host to a varied selection of plant-based traders all curated by GRUB, Manchester’s biggest street food event.

Promising the festival’s tastiest lineup yet, Envirolution is the perfect showcase of Manchester’s best independent and local businesses, which means festival goers can both indulge in – and support – brilliant food made right here in Greater Manchester.

Noted as one of the city’s best free events, this year the festival will boast two stages with an array of live music from local artists, as well as interactive art installations and family-friendly fun including traditional fairground games, face painters and much more.

The event will also see the return of the Healing Garden, with a timetable packed full of a selection of activities that promise to awaken and energise the body, mind and soul, with events including yoga and gong baths.

In a bid to become one of the most environmentally conscious festivals in Manchester, the team have been working with Mayor Andy Burnham’s Plastic-Free campaign with the ultimate goal of eliminating all single-use plastics on site.

And with all of the festivals vendors and traders committing to this, the community-run festival aims to provide a platform for everything green happening in Manchester.

There will also be several key speakers at the event including Afzal Khan MP and Tunafish Media managing director Sam Jones, who organises free meals for people in need every Tuesday with Not Just Soup.

Sharing her excitement of the upcoming festival, Plastic-Free campaigner Corin Bell proves that it is possible to run events without plastic waste, she said:

“It has been fantastic to work with Envirolution to achieve their goal of becoming the first plastic-free festival in Greater Manchester.

“The blueprint we have set here shows it is completely possible to run events without needing to create huge amounts of plastic waste, and we hope this trend can inspire everyone else to make positive changes.”



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