press release - We Love Green
PRESS RELEASE, 18 MAY 2015
This year 35,000 people expected in 2 days
30 artists for concerts & wilderness dancefloor
3 stages : ELECTRONIC - INDIE - THINKTANK
The pioneering Parisian festival that from 30-31 May sees the CULTURE, C.A.R., PIONAL, and ROMAN FLÜGEL.
likes of DJANGO DJANGO, LAPSLEY, DANIEL AVERY, REDINHO,
SOPHIE, BEN UFO AND CITIZENS! take centre stage in the WE LOVE GREEN also gives festival-goers the chance to
get back to nature in the European Week for Sustainable
natural surrounds of the French capital’s Botanical Garden.
Development and swap ideas with leading activists, NGOs
Joining the Brit contingent in the Parc de Bagatelle are and social entrepreneurs.
some of New York’s finest in Strokes frontman JULIAN
CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ, RATATAT, JOEY BADA$$ and In a first this year, the cultural project has created ‘THE THINK
NICHOLAS JAAR with an album exclusive. The stellar TANK’, a 500-capacity clearing amid the greenery where
international line-up also features Californians HANNI people can use HD translation sound helmets to tune into eyeEL KHATIB, SHLOHMO and ALLAH-LAS, along with Berlin catching projections and thought-provoking documentaries,
collaboration SIRIUSMODESELEKTOR, French artist of the interviews and roundtables.
year CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, compatriots H-BURNS and
FLAVIEN BERGER, and Paris’ own TEKI LATEX & ORGASMIC.
More music comes from THE JETS, SEUN KUTI, GHOST
Among the high-profile speakers are KUMI NAIDOO, Executive
Director of Greenpeace Worldwide; JEREMY RIFKIN, economic
and social theorist and author of the ‘Third Industrial
Revolution’; Sea Shepherd pirate Captain PAUL WATSON;
Transantarctica explorer JEAN-LOUIS ETIENNE; YANNICK
JADOT, Member of the European Parliament; PASCAL CANFIN,
former French Minister of Development and now senior
advisor on climate for the World Resources Institute; and
RENAUD BETTIN from French non-profit NGO GERES (Group
for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity).
Under 12s get free entry to the family-friendly festival which
caters for 200 children each day in the newly renovated Parc
playground. Activities running in collaboration with l’Atelier
des Enfants include games, story-telling and arts and
creative workshops in a safe and secure environment.
True to form the Parisians will lay on gastronomic treats
with food bikes delivering metre-long baguettes with ‘the
best ham in Paris’ from PRINCE DE PARIS in Gontran and
Cherrier artisan bread. Visitors to the capital of romance will
love the oyster bar, LA RUCHE QUI DIT OUI picnic baskets
and the Rochefort family’s homemade, organic fries from Ile
de France. More culinary delights come from the LE PETIT
CAMBODGE outdoor kitchen, African street-food concept
TABLE NA LI, festival mainstay LA GUINGUETTE D’ANGELE’s
famous vegetarian and gluten-free bites, globetrotting chef
JULIE BASSET, MISS BANH MI’S seasonal sandwiches, and
Projections include ‘THE SALT OF THE EARTH’ following the traditional Riviera recipes from LES NICOIS.
emotive work of photographer Sebastiao Salgado, and ‘SACRE
CROISSANCE!’ (Sacred Growth!) by investigative journalist
MARIE-MONIQUE ROBIN who explores the transition to a
post-growth society. Documentaries include ‘THE CLIMATE
BLUEPRINT’ by RUTH CHAO & FRAN X. Rodriguez that sums
up 40 years of international climate negotiations ahead of
COP21, which takes place from 30 November to 11 December
In keeping with its values, WE LOVE GREEN has published
its own charter on renewable energies, waste, recycling,
responsible catering, recovery of uneaten food, water
supply, collaboration with the circular economy actors and
associations, and carbon offsetting.
TICKETS AND FULL DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT WELOVEGREEN.FR
NOTES TO EDITORS
INFO AND PICTURES AVAILABLE ON WELOVEGREEN.FR
PRESSE MEDIA CONTACT
SINEAD MILLS, DIRECTOR, BLEACHED COMMUNICATIONS
on May, 30 th 2015!