Greenpop's Earth Fest a roaring success!

Published: 03 July 2014 | by Greenpop
Greenpop's Earth Fest a roaring success!
For the second year running, Greenpop has successfully hosted Earth Fest in Livingstone, Zambia.

Earth Fest is a music and sustainability festival that aims both to highlight indigenous southern African talent and to prove that you can have a good time without harming the environment.

This year, Greenpop welcomed performers, musicians, and DJs from Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa – as well as over 400 guests - to the Livingstone Guest Farm to party for trees in support of their Trees for Zambia Festival of Action.


Grassy Spark performing "Instagram" on ZNBC


Earth Fest: The Friday

On Friday 27 June, Greenpop hosted a night of traditional music and dancing at the Livingstone Guest Farm.

At 18:00 hours, a local troupe led a drumming workshop for 50 people attending the festival.

After a delicious dinner cooked by chefs from Saucisse Deli, Africa on a Plate, and Easy Eating, Greenpop opened up “The Stage that Thunders” to an open mic night.

Shortly thereafter, Greenpop welcomed Yes Rasta to the stage to perform a selection of reggae originals and covers.

Once they finished up, all in attendance partied the night away to contemporary and throwback tunes from DJ Wilson and DJ Blixem!


Earth Fest revellers having a good time


Earth Fest: The Saturday

While the festival gates officially opened at 15:00 hours, Greenpop and Earth Fest demonstrated their commitment to sustainability much earlier that day, opening the morning with a workshop on creating fuel-efficient rocket stoves.

From 15:00 hours, Greenpop welcomed guests to a market featuring curio stalls, food vendors, a barber shop, a secondhand clothing store, a photo booth Ilizwi Photo Club and activities ranging from laughing yoga to a traditional dance performance.



As the sun went down, Greenpop's Director of Trees, Benjamin Mibenge (Uncle Ben), hosted a ceremonial tree planting and then Lemonella opened the show with a smooth sunset mix, followed by another drumming workshop and delicious dinner.

The Treevolution Band then got the party started with a selection of tree-mendous covers and originals, followed by Zimbabwe's Chikenbus Band with an R&B / afro-funk set.

Shortly after, rising global star and Greenpop co-founder Jeremy Loops took the stage to play a few of his hits, followed by Cape Town sensation Grassy Spark.


Greenpop co-founder Jeremy Loops on stage


After the bands finished at around 22:30 hours, DJs Danger Disko and DJ Claudous ft DJ Black Pepper took the stage, keeping the party going until the early hours.

Earth Fest and Greenpop Trees for Zambia:

Earth Fest isn't just a music festival – it's a party for trees. All proceeds from the event go towards Greenpop's tree-planting project Trees for Zambia: Festival of Action.

For the third year running, people have come from all over the world to Livingstone to plant trees, educate children, learn about environmental issues through a range of lectures and workshops, enjoy brilliant live music, and explore a beautiful corner of Africa at the mighty Victoria Falls!

So far this year, Greenpop has planted 1492 trees over 2 weeks, and plans to plant over 1000 more by the end of this week.


- Greenpop

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