Many festival-goers leave their tents after the event is over. Now something useful is to be made from the material that would otherwise end up in the garbage. The environment and people should benefit.

Many visitors to music festivals simply leave their tents behind – for the first time at “Rock am Ring” bags, backpacks and jackets are to be made from them.

The ecological initiatives “tentation” and “Utopia” want to create regional fair jobs with this so-called upcycling as part of a new sustainability concept of the music spectacle, as the organizers of the German Press Agency announced. The profits should flow into ecological and social projects.

Rental tents and repair service

At the corona-related first edition of “Rock am Ring” in three years from June 3rd to 5th, 2022 at the Nürburgring in the Eifel, there should be several collection boxes for handing in abandoned tents. The sleeping places left on the camping areas would be collected. There is also a repair service for visitors with damaged tents. Tents can also be rented on site.

According to the organizers, every music fan gets garbage bags. At recycling stations on some of the camping areas, ecological waste separation should be possible, monitored by employees working in shifts. Garbage that is picked up is also sorted by machine. At the catering stands there should be reusable cups and crockery with a deposit. There will also be free water dispensers on site.

90,000 visitors, 70 bands on three stages

According to the organizers, “Rock am Ring” on the Pentecost weekend is almost sold out. It could be a maximum of around 90,000 visitors. Headliners are Green Day, Muse and Volbeat. Around 70 bands on three stages are expected at the legendary Nürburgring race track. Launched in 1985, the open-air spectacle is one of the most traditional rock festivals in Germany. According to the organizers, it now employs more than 10,000 helpers.