Glastonbury Festival 2014

Michael Eavis visits Copenhagen climate event

18 December 2009

Festival organiser Michael Eavis visited the Copenhagen climate change gathering last week as an ambassador for the UK’s music scene. His visit, organised by the Europe-wide campaign “Play to Stop: Europe for Climate”, included a tour of green initiatives called Hopenhagen and a concert by the Backstreet Boys.

“Climate change threatens us all,” said Michael. “There are huge consequences, and we’re as desperate as anyone else to help solve the problem.

“The message I took to Copenhagen was that we all need to make a contribution in our personal lives to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve already done quite a lot at the festival but we’d like to do some more, especially introducing more renewable energy.”

You can watch a video interview with Michael at Play to Stop's website by clicking here.