DUBAI (CelebrityAccess) – Rock the World – Save the Planet, the “first-ever 100% environmentally sustainable rock concert,” is set to take place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on November 15. The concert, which is the brainchild of biofuel company Neutral Fuels, is being produced in partnership with non-profit environmental organization One Tree Planted and eco-clothing manufacturer DGrade.
Commenting on the initiative, Neutral Fuels founder and chief executive Karl Feilder explained: “Ordinarily, a rock concert with its massive sound, complex lighting and special effects, emits tons of carbon into the atmosphere using energy from the national grid. Rock the World – Save the Planet is different. It will achieve net zero carbon emissions by using Neutral Fuels B100 net zero biofuel to power the entire event.”
A recent report revealed the use of diesel generators to power live music events in the UK alone produces over one million tons of CO2 equivalent a year.
By partnering with One Tree Planted, the Neutral Fuels team hopes to neutralize “all unavoidable carbon expended on behalf of the event”, such as flights for bands, by planting trees to absorb emissions. Fans are encouraged to use public transport to travel to the event.
DGrade will also collect all plastic used at the event to convert into sustainable yarn for producing clothes and accessories.
The event will feature performances from Filipino rock band Urbandub, pop rock bands Cueshé and Razorback and Dubai rock cover band Sandstorm, featuring Neutral Fuels’ Feilder.