Sunrise Celebration unveils Community Woodland project
Organisers start planting forest at festival location
Chris Eustace - 26 April 2011
Volunteers have been planting trees, donated by Ashbridge Nursery, Castle Cary and from a fund set up by 2010 ticket buyers,
on the festival site at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset, since January, with a view to creating the woodland.
Sunrise organiser Dan Hurring said: "The new woodlands will be an insect and wildlife haven and give something back to the land we do the event on. People will be able to come and visit what they helped create during the festival, and sit on the Sunset viewing platform in the Forest Garden area, people to be able too see, quite literally, the fruits of their generosity.”
The Natural Communities Foundation was set up by organisers of the Sunrise Celebration Festival to receive any profits made by the event and spend them on "charitable projects that help create sustainable ways of living."
This year's event takes place on 2-5 June, and will, as always, be powered on 100% renewable energy.
They'll be performances from Lamb, The Beat, Orb Soundsystem, System 7, Far Too Loud, Banco De Gaia, Babyhead and Sheelanagig among others, as well as DJ sets from the likes of Sphongle and Eat Static.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £108.
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