Hull’s Humber Street Sesh festival will follow in Glastonbury’s footsteps by ditching single use plastic.
The festival focuses on emerging talent, with rock band The Hunna headlining the University of Hull main stage, and electro-pop band Polo playing the BBC Introducing stage.
Two hundred bands will perform on 14 stages over the weekend and around 30,000 people are expected to attend.
Last year’s festival saw about 38,000 plastic bottles discarded at the festival, which takes place around Hull’s waterfront and marina.
The festival’s announcement came as the Marine Conservation Society said the amount of litter being dumped on the East and North Yorkshire coasts had gone up by about a fifth since last year.
The society noted that single-use plastics were a particular problem.
This year the festival will provide free water stations and multi-use water bottles will be available across the site, while the Youth Stage will be solar-powered.
The event’s food stallholders are being encouraged to use compostable food packaging and recyclable cups.
Festival director Dave Mays said: “The Sesh continues to get bigger and better each year, but we want it to grow sustainably in more ways than one”.
The event takes place on 2 and 3 August, with tickets available here.