Green Deal Circular Festivals

The Green Deal Circular Festivals (GDCF) supports ‘green growth’ by stimulating sustainable innovation. It’s one of the over 300 Green Deals closed in The Netherlands since the start in 2011. GDCF was signed in 2019. The participating Dutch and international organisations have agreed to reduce the environmental impact of European festivals as much as possible by 2025. The GDCF initiative is led by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.


Main goals of the GDCF

  • Develop and implement a sustainable model for circular festivals
  • Create a circular festival roadmap
  • Share knowledge and best practices
  • Develop and implement a monitoring tool
  • Inspire other festivals and organizations

Want to know more? Or join our Green Deal? Please contact us.

Download the Green Deal Circular Festivals agreement


What is a Green Deal?

The Dutch government supports sustainable economic growth, or ‘green growth’. The so-called Green Deal approach is an accessible way for companies, other stakeholder organizations, local and regional government and interest groups to work with Central Government on green growth and social issues. This has a positive economic impact (growth and jobs) and avoids harm being done to the climate, water, soil, raw materials and biodiversity.

Visit the Green Deal website for more information.



Alles Komt Goed B.V. (NL, Zwarte Cross, Manana Manana)
Amsterdam Open Air and Air Festival Holding B.V. (NL, Amsterdam Open Air, Milkshake)
Apenkooi Events B.V. (NL, DGTL)
Boardmasters Limited (UK, Boardmasters)
Body&Soul Event Creations Ltd (IE, Body & Soul)
Boomtown Festival (UK, Boomtown)
Foreningen Roskilde Festival (DK, Roskilde)
Friendly Fire (NL, Best Kept Secret)
MOJO – (NL, Down the Rabbit Hole, Lowlands, North Sea Jazz)
The Factory bvba (BE, Pukkelpop)
Shambala (UK, Shambala)
Stichting Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL, Eurosonic/Noorderslag/ESNS conference)
Stichting Vierdaagsefeesten (NL, Vierdaagse Feesten)
Stichting Into The Great Wide Open (NL, Into The Great Wide Open)
We Love Green Association (FR, We Love Green)
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management



Logo Amsterdam Open Air

Logo Awakenings Festival

Logo Best kep Secret Festival

Logo Boardmasters

Logo Body and Soul

Logo Boomtown




Logo Eurosonic Noorderslag

Logo Down the Rabbit Hole

Logo Into the Great Wide Open

Logo Lowlands Festival

Logo Milkshake Festival



Logo Manana Manana

Logo North Sea Jazz Festival

Logo Pukkelpop

Logo Roskilde Festival

Logo Shambala

Logo We Love green



Logo Zwarte Cross

Logo Vierdaagse Feesten

Logo Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Logo Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy





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