Scotland’s leading green festival, The Big Tent, today announced its new two year development plan which will mean that Big Tent takes a sabbatical in 2011, returning anew for 2012.
The decision comes on the back of a very successful event last summer which attracted more than 11,000 people – the highest number since the festival was launched in 2005.
Central to the new strategy is to focus on the next Big Tent, which will be held in July 2012, allowing organisers the time to make improvements to the site in order to further enhance Scotland’s greenest festival.
This work will include installing compost toilets and solar showers as well as looking at a range of other ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the festival.
David Corner, Chair of Falkland Stewardship Trust said it has become essential to take time during 2011 to focus on developing the site and the overall future direction of The Big Tent.
“We have almost become victims of our own success - in 5 years we have grown Big Tent to the point where our limited resources are in danger of not being able to deliver the high quality family festival for which we are famed. We will use 2011 to take stock, improve the site infrastructure and to plan a more congruent Big Tent festival for 2012”.
Started in 2005 as a response to the G8 Summit in Gleneagles ,The Big Tent has grown to become Fife’s largest festival and as the flagship event for the Falkland Centre for Stewardship, has been a major force in spreading the environmental message of the Centre.