CLAIRE O’NEILL

Claire is a pioneer for sustainability in live music and events. Co-founder of A Greener Festival (AGF) in 2006, setting the standard for green events certifying hundreds globally for “A Greener Festival Award”, from Glastonbury to Roskilde Festival. Claire created the Green Artist Rider with Paradigm Agency in 2019, delivers sustainable events training globally, consults with major music, sports and events organisations for their sustainability strategy and actions, and has a network of trained AGF Assessors in over 30 countries. Claire is organiser of the annual Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI), established in 2008, in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), London.

The Greener Arena and Greener Tour certifications were spearheaded by Claire, working with agents, promoters, artists and major venues (including home of COP26 – the SEC), uniting the industry towards common sustainability targets and actions.

As Head of Consultancy at AGF Claire advises the RHS, World Air Race Championships, is Sustainability Director for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant, sustainability advisor to LIVE Green, and Chair of the Association of Electronic Music’s Green Working Group. Claire is Show Producer and Aerial Performer with Arcadia Spectacular at Glastonbury Festival and international tours, and Director of the not for profit arm “Arcadia Reach CIC”. Formerly General Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals; and flew off the London Olympic Stadium roof dressed as a Mary Poppins in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, to defeat Voldemort with a brolly.

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