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(Exit) KNARR - Green Pilot Tour

"Sustainable touring? I think we all try our best to make tours that are sustainable but there’s a whole ecosystem that need to work together to make that happen! We are very grateful to have EJN supporting us through the Green Pilot Tour program this time, that gives us the option of traveling more eco-friendly, avoiding air travels where we can. Our agent sparked the conversation between presenters so that logistics make more sense, and we are all saving money and energy. It doesn’t need to be that hard. Travel by train (the most preferable option) or car (where necessary) in Europe is the best way to move, but in order to make that happen we all need to communicate!! Thanks to the EJN Green Pilot Tour program and No Earplugs management for nurturing this conversation and make it happen. We also brought our own recyclable water bottles so we can avoid some unnecessary plastic bottles along the way. And venues are providing yummy, sustainable, short-traveled food for us to enjoy. Everything counts!!!" - Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Budapest Music Centre's Opus Jazz Club organized an EJN Green Pilot tour in April 2023 in close cooperation with No Earplugs Booking Agency and the Norwegian band (Exit) KNARR. We have worked with four different dates in four different countries, passing four European venues (of which two are EJN members) in five days from the 25th to the 29th of April 2023. The concerts were at Jazzclub Tonne (Dresden, Germany), JazzArt (Katowice, Poland), Divadlo29 (Pardubice, Czech Republic) Opus Jazz Club (Budapest, Hungary). The tour was booked by Malwina Witkowska, agent of No Earplugs Bookings. The band members of (Exit) Knarr took care of all tour management.

The band traveled by van between Dresden and Budapest and staying in hotels close proximity to the venues. Also promoting and sharing the sustainable life style with the audience was part of the tour. Drinking from recycled bottles, eating vegetarian and/or vegan and playing in venues which are largely ecologically organized are examples. Also encouraging the audience to engage in more sustainable ways of traveling and thus creating awareness.

Here below the fnal tour dates and venues:
26.04 Jazzclub Tonne, Dresden
27.04 JazzArt, Katowice
28.04 Divadlo29, Pardubice
29.04 Opus Jazz Club, Budapest

Opus Jazz Club and No Earplugs Booking Agency made a promotional campaign and social media promoting (Exit) Knarr EJN Green Pilot Tour. The campaign was implemented in the marketing of all the partnering venues. On social media (Facebook and Instagram) the venues, the agency and the band presented the green tour.


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