Green Hustle Festival Returns – With NCF as sporting charity partner

Green Hustle Festival is back on Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June, taking over Nottingham with a festival celebrating life, nature, community action and creativity


  • Notts County Foundation to host stand at the Festival
  • Three day event promoting nature and wildlife
  • Delivered in partnership with Nottingham BID


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Green Hustle Festival – Coming June 2023

After two successful previous festivals, online in 2020 and at Sneinton Market in 2021, Hockley Hustle’s all-inclusive eco-friendly sister event Green Hustle Festival returns for a three day celebration with something for everyone. Focussing on themes of nature and wildlife, food and community, art and creativity, music and performance, fashion and lifestyle, sport and movement, discovery and learning, and economy and business, the festival hopes to bring lofty environmental issues down to Earth. Their vision is an accessible eco-focused festival that leaves Nottingham and its communities greener, healthier, and more connected. All events and activities are free of charge, with the only exception being some of the film screenings at Broadway Cinema and Mammoth – A Climate Action Cinema, who will be showcasing a busy slate of eco conscious cinema of the weekend.

Delivered in partnership with Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID)/It’s in Nottingham and supported by University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Raleigh, Castle Rock, Savoy Systems, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Canal & River Trust, Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028, Nottingham City Council, and a raft of creative and cultural organisations, the festival promises to be one of the city’s most collaborative and expansive events ever.

Green Hustle Festival Co-Director, Adam Pickering said: “We’ve always sought out new ways of inclusively connecting communities and nature whilst celebrating our amazing city and local people, and this festival is a huge evolution in that effort. With the wide support of Nottingham’s cultural, education, and business sectors, this is definitely going to be our biggest and most exciting festival yet.”

Friday 2 June sees the festival delving into the business and civic spaces during the day, with the World of Work day at NTU’s Dryden Enterprise Centre inviting local businesses and keen sustainability learners to come together and tackle climate change. Nottingham Assembles at Nottingham Council House will bring together young people and local political and business leaders to chart ways towards a green and thriving future. On Friday evening the festival’s public launch party takes place at Fox & Grapes pub, with nature bingo and top live music headlined by Benjamin Luhis.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June sees Old Market Square teeming with activity, with a live music stage hosted by Cultural Vibrations – Unity Through Music, and Acoustickle (who also host a Saturday night dance at Castle Rock Brewery), dressed with school children’s sea-dwelling creations from the festival’s School of Fish project. Throughout there’ll be dance performances, fashion shows, nature-based activities, sustainable shopping, social eating, the latest in local innovation, sports, and much more, with a diverse selection of community groups pulling together.

Notts County Foundation Chief Financial Officer, Sam Crawford said: “This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to promoting physical and mental wellbeing, and to create a more sustainable future for our community. We look forward to working with the festival organisers to promote healthy living and how the power of sport can inspire positive changes in our local community.”

We look forward to being the official sporting partner of the event!

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