Comunite Festival Saves The Environment And Books Good Music

pola_1crop_photo cred_ Kieran Behan
Amid sets from Giegling DJs, Rhadoo and more, Comunite in Mexico's jungle aims to raise awareness of climate change and create a green music festival.

Music festivals are fun, but they leave a huge mess. Major gatherings like Bonnaroo and Lightning In A Bottle have taken steps to reduce their impact on climate change, which testifies to a growing concern about environmental sustainability among promoters. In Tulum, Mexico, a small group of local producers and DJs have organized a one-day event on January 13 to promote environmental responsibility and other social issues. Comunite has mined Latin America’s deep well of musical talent (which we have explored in guides to Mexico City, Tijuana and Argentina) and aims to raise awareness of climate change by hosting film screenings of documentaries to do with the destructive effects of factory farming, activist A/V installations and an entirely vegan menu. Below, organizer Juan Manuel Del Valle has identified 10 acts he’s excited to see get behind the decks, not including the heretofore unannounced headliner Traumprinz.

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