Luciano & Nic Fanciulli turn up the volume on sustainability at Ibiza Global Festival
Luciano & Nic Fanciulli use their music to raise awareness of sustainability at the eco-conscious Ibiza Global Festival
Music has always been a powerful vehicle for spreading important messages and it still is today. This summer, dance music legends Luciano and Nic Fanciulli used their powerful sound to sponsor an emerging and current cause: sustainability. On July 30 and 31, the first eco-conscious festival, launched by Ibiza Global Radio, took place at San Antonio’s S’Arenal beach. The pioneering event counted on the collaboration of Amistat Island Hostel Ibiza for the collecting of rubbish and the preservation of the festival grounds. Brands such as Heineken, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Pioneer DJ Global, Royal Bliss, MDL Beast, Bottega Caffé Pascucci, Grana Padano, Funktion One and Sonitec supported the event, alongside other partners such as O Beach Ibiza, Ibiza Rocks, and Soul City. The free event was strongly supported by local government institutions and brought together over 20,000 people, including locals and tourists of all ages and backgrounds, in a celebration of the environment to the sound of the best music.
Under the motto ‘The Rhythm of the Planet’ the Ibiza Global Festival’s main aim was to raise awareness of sustainability and the need to conserve the environment, starting with the natural beauty of Ibiza. For this, nothing better than the great power of music. For around 14 hours and across two stages, the pioneering festival offered a wide range of international DJs and live artists that got the crowd dancing in the name of sustainability. The two-day event was broadcast via a multitude of media platforms including Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Global TV, Facebook Live and the Television de Ibiza y Formentera. Headlining the first day of the festival and gracing those present with an energetic closing set was Luciano, who commented:
‘Anything that connects you to nature will make you feel more grounded, and the music always sounds better in the open air. I love to play during the daytime because it connects people and I can feel the breeze, I can see the sea… all these elements added a special touch to the party. (…) This (sustainability) is very important to me. I have a foundation that is called One Coin For Life, which I have been doing for years, and protecting indigenous people and tribes is a cause very close to my heart. To connect with your surroundings and protect them – even if it is just a small stretch of sand – is something I am always trying to do.’
The second day of this event, that united nature and music, was attended by Nic Fanciulli, who was not indifferent to this unique experience:
‘I had an amazing time. It was good to be part of a free event on the island with a high level of production that brought together people of all ages and backgrounds. The beach brings out a different energy in people than you get from clubs or festivals and I certainly felt it that night. (…) Sustainability is very important to me and I try my best to make choices in my everyday life to do my part. We all can make a difference no matter how small the gesture may seem. From bringing your own reusable bags when you go shopping, or being mindful of fast fashion and how wasteful it is for the environment, to taking public transport when you can. Every contribution we make helps.’
The success of this first edition of the Ibiza Global Festival has led the organisation to start planning other pioneering events of its kind, on the island and beyond, with the expectation that there will be more relevant initiatives in favour of sustainability in 2023. Stay tuned!
Image Credit: Irene Arango Photography / Provided by The Everyday Agency