NorthSide Festival 2022 will be plant-based
When Danish festival NorthSide 2022 takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of June, all food served to guests, artists, and volunteers will be entirely plant-based and ecological. 

The idea aims to make the festival experience more environmentally friendly while also bringing attendees on a delectable voyage into the future of culinary adventures.

NorthSide guests may once again anticipate being at the epicenter of a sustainable quantum leap in 2022, when the yearly menu will feature a 100 percent ecological and plant-based selection of gastronomic festival staples alongside new intriguing options:

“NorthSide is continuously working on raising the bar for sustainability. In 2014, we launched our first ecological beer in collaboration with Tuborg. In 2019, we removed all disposable plastic cups and stopped all sale of bottled water, and in 2022, plant-based food follows the transition to 100% green energy,” Festival Director of NorthSide, Brian Nielsen, says.

He continues: “It’s in the DNA of NorthSide that there’s space and anticipation for us to pave the way for inspiration. Both when it comes to new music but also new sustainable initiatives like going plant-based. We strive to always surprise, challenge and take the lead, and to serve plant-based food is a natural next step on our journey towards more sustainability. It’s the future of food,” he says.

The festival partnered on this project with The Vegetarian Society of Denmark and Organic Denmark, the organizations behind The Plant-based Knowledge Centre, who applaud the festival`s new orientation for food selection:

“When NorthSide decides to make the food at the festival plant-based and 100% ecological, they also send an important message that the future needs to be greener. One of the most important things that we, as individuals, can do for the climate is to eat greener and cut down on animal products; if we, simultaneously, choose ecological products, we’re also part of securing our groundwater, better conditions for animals, and a richer bio diversity in and surrounding the fields. NorthSide has taken the lead and has once again shown that they’re willing to take responsibility for a green conversion – this time by making visible that our eating habits are an essential part of the solution towards a more sustainable future,” Katrine Ejlerskov, Centre Leader of the Plant-based Knowledge Centre, says.

NorthSide will continue to engage with its food vendors to create delectable and delicate meals that may both inspire and challenge attendees` eating experiences. NorthSide is the first Danish festival to serve solely plant-based food, and the festival will announce the new menu and provide a preview of the new effort as the event approaches.