The spirit of We Love Green
Every year, We Love Green invites wild and exciting artists who draw the music of our time. An eclectic program that crosses the bridges between indie and electro. A French scene does not lack lights (Christine & The Queens, Juliette Armanet, Aya Nakamura, Orelsan, Camille, Agar Agar, L’impératrice, Angèle, Myth Syzer…) and a window on the new pop rock guard. But above all, a great desire for diversity in all forms of hip-hop: from the first festival of PNL to the coronation of Booba, Migos, Tyler The Creator, Future, Action Bronson or Vald, Hamza, Columbine & Damso.
The music programming flourishes on two large stages: those of La Prairie, solar, open to the outside, feet in the grass, the head in the stars … and the scene of La Clairère, a half-marquee, like a bubble, ideal for meticulous stage design, resting as much on the light as the video to welcome the most innovative artists, and it becomes a real dive into their universe. And the future of current music, its most promising newcomers give themselves appointment under the big tent of the Canopée. A panel of Live discoveries during the day before switching to a club version with the dancefloor masters.
Committed to eco-friendly solutions
We’re driven to making a festival whereby today’s environmental issues lie at the heart. When creating and conceiving the plan for such an ephemeral event, we start from scratch, asking ourselves the key question: “What resources do we have to hand, and what can we make with them?” Via the festivities of We Love Green, our aim is to raise the public’s awareness of certain issues, we’re hoping to have an impact that changes peoples’ habits, and be part of a necessary movement towards change that everyone can take part in. Not only do we coordinate cultural events, but with the help from our industry-insiders and artist collaborators, we also play an educational role. We hope that via music, we can spread economical, social and solidarity values – values that are music to your ears!
From the artistic line-up to our innovative, eco-friendly scenography, the whole We Love Green package is in keeping with our green commitments which underlie the festival’s beliefs, and we’re always on the look out for new ways of working and evolving. Being and doing We Love Green is just the beginning of our mission!
So now, it’s over to you guys!
The Think Tank stage with Le Monde
The Think Tank is an ideas lab located right in the heart of the festival. Its aim is to promote environmental innovation and encourage the exchange of ideas, as well as raising awareness of the biggest ecological issues around, to help us better understand our ever-changing world. And in order to achieve this, we hand the floor over to change makers such as iconoclastic thinkers, scientists, activists, artists, sociologists and other committed leading figures who will be leading round tables, conferences and even screenings.
Our bold and eclectic line-up benefits from support from the Ile de France regional directorate of ADEME (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency).
Screened in the tents in the Think Tank field, you’ll find films and documentaries that make you think. Travel the planet through the eyes of various international directors and get a different insight into the world around you.
In partnership with Atmosphere Festival and Datagueule.
The Start-Up Lab
In collaboration with KISSKISSBANKBANK, the Startup Incubator brings together pioneering organisations and businesses from different areas such as green tech, circular economy, sustainable food production and agriculture, ethical fashion and design… On the eve of COP23 and its environmental and social challenges, the aim of this space is to raise awareness and allow new changemakers to be heard – from innovative ideas and how to consume differently, to encouraging collaboration and ways to help one another.
Every year We Love Green makes it a point of honour to present a conceptual, pop and colourful scenography under the sign of eco-responsibility, such as AN OPEN SKY MUSEUM!
An opportunity for emerging or confirmed talents to propose a life-size project: an ephemeral and moose pavilion in the exceptional setting of We Love Green, which now welcomes 80,000 visitors for two days in the natural setting of the Bois de Vincennes. A true artistic signature, the work chosen will be the time of the festival: the symbol of an innovative and responsible scenography!
We Love Green is leading an educational project in partnership with art schools, architecture schools and BTS in the Ile-de-France region to develop innovative artistic projects. Accompanied by art professionals such as Fabrice Bousteau, Jean de Loisy, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Tadashi Kawamata and Arne Quinze, We Love Green promotes young artistic creation. As part of its collaborative work, the festival’s teams have developed over the past 8 years, a recovery network for the reuse of materials from multiple actors: associations, institutions, collectives, artists and creators. In 2019, 7 installations by renowned artists were created during the 2 weeks of residency before each edition.
The restoration industry is a major challenge in terms of production, seasonality and origin of products. To offer the best gastronomic experience (quality, diversity and matching our commitment), We Love Green, supported by its jury of professionals and top chefs, selects the various restaurateurs and supports them with sourcing (organic and local), total traceability of products, transition or the creation of a vegetarian/vegan offer, and donation of its unsold food.
A map of partner producers is available for all, for a supply within a radius of 100km around Paris, to pursue our theme of “Paris Nous Nourrit”. Map available here