When you can’t go anywhere, go somewhere else
For many people, the summer season is synonymous with festivals. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings impossible and as a result, festival organisers have gotten creative in figuring out ways to fill the gap left behind by multiple event and festival cancellations.
The Norwegian music festival ‘Et Helt Annet Sted’ (‘Somewhere Else’) offered its audience 10 live concerts to be streamed directly from home – allowing people to participate while in lock-down or quarantine.
Somewhere Else works closely with the carbon offsetting organisation CHOOOSE to become the world’s first climate positive digital festival. The festival’s carbon footprint and inevitable emissions are offset by using ticket revenue to fund CO2-reduction projects and initiatives in mostly developing countries.
The festival took place from April 8-13 and the line-up
included some of the most prominent Norwegian musicians.
Somewhere Else became the first climate positive digital festival by using ticket revenue to offset emissions (13.2, 13.A, 13.B)
Somewhere Else partners with CHOOOSE and various musicians to hold a festival during COVID- 19 while also promoting carbon offsetting (17.5, 17.7, 17.16)
Read more about the festival here