Perfection is not the goal but doing better than yesterday is. As we are blessed with another year on this planet, we are increasingly aware of the responsibility we have as a large music event in our society. We enjoyed the holidays, we took some time off, and now we’re going back to work, more motivated than ever!
Here are Paradise City’s 2022 New Year’s Resolutions:
* Increasing the festival surface area to create more space for our citizens. More room to dance AND more areas to chill!
* Adding a brand new, fifth stage! Expect a wild ride through the electronic music universe.
* Offering night trains to Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent after curfew to minimize CO2 emissions per visitor. Who’s joining?
* Continue reducing general waste on-site by minimizing the amount of packaged drinks at our bars.
* Further developing comfort and services for our campsite guests. Expect a massive upgrade.
* Explaining our sustainability goals and environmental efforts better.
* Wir gehen nach Österreich (more news about this new adventure soon).
* Continuing to support our local electronic music scene by booking Belgian acts for fair fees, promoting their music and collaborating with more committed local collectives.
* Enforcing greater diversity by significantly increasing the representation of women, POC and LGBTQ+ on our line-ups.
* Continuing the development of our festival as a safe space for all.
* Promoting the concept of ‘citizenship’ amongst our visitors, which entails adapting our festival’s core values and philosophy: mutual respect for each other, being mindful about your waste and endorsing social/mutual care.
* Taking better care of our neighbours, volunteers and crew – because we can always do better.
* Raising more money for the NGO’s we work with.
* Escaping the daily rat race and digital addiction, re-appreciating the important things in life.
* Embracing creativity and conceptual thinking. Art above entertainment. Meaning above spectacle.
* Cherishing real human connection and creating lasting memories of togetherness on a fired-up dance floor. After all, that’s what Paradise City Festival is all about.