Green Radiohead avoid Glastonbury

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  • No Glastonbury for green Radiohead

    Radiohead are boycotting this year’s Glastonbury festival – because poor public transport there has a negative impact on the environment.

    Ecologically-aware lead singer Thom Yorke told the Sun the band are trying to do ‘everything we can to minimise out impact on the environment.

    ‘What we’re trying to do now is only play in areas that have a public transport infrastructure in place.

    ‘So that rules out Glastonbury for this year,’ he said.

    ‘Maybe we can work out a plan for the future. They’re probably sick of the sight of us anyway.’

    Yorke added that the fact people tend to drive to big shows with ‘one or two people in a car’ is an ‘ecological disaster.’

    Glastonbury, however, is one event that prides itself on its attempts to tackle environmental issues: its Green Fields area uses renewable electricity and solar-heated showers, while festival-goers are encouraged to catch coaches to the giant annual gig.

    Meanwhile, Yorke was in Brussels on Wednesday urging politicians to introduce sweeping measures to cut carbon emissions by 2020.

    The Radiohead frontman has taken personal steps to reduce the band’s carbon footprint by ‘trying to build a system under my house that heats it naturally from the ground’ and investing in two sets of instruments so they don’t have to fly their gear around the world.

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