Nuts in May is a private limited company, which has been set up by a group of highly experienced festival organisers. Our aim in to promote Cumbria, as one of the best places in the country and to support our local community.
This year we will be raising funds for Derwent Vale Primary School.
Local residents, adjacent to the festival site are also offered a discount on admission, as a thank you for helping us to host, what is set to be one of the highlights of the festival scene.
A recent study has also shown that Cumbrian festivals can give a boost to the local economy of over £750,000 per event; through increased revenue for local shops, hotels, pubs, tourist attractions, petrol stations, etc. Not to mention all the services we employ directly.
Because our festival has a capacity of around 4,000 people, we expect our impact on the environment to be minimal and much less than events twice our size (such as Solfest). However we are still working hard to ensure that we do not cause any harm to our beautiful landscape or disturbance for our neighbours.
While we acknowledge that over the festival weekend there may be some road congestion in the immediate vicinity; we have developed a traffic management plan which will reduce this as far as possible and we only anticipate delays at peak times on the Friday (as people arrive) and Monday (as they leave).
Sound pollution is of great concern and as such our Local Authority license has strict conditions, which we must follow (including latest shutdown times for stages and a ban on private sound systems). We are lucky however, because our specially landscaped tree-lined arena and the placement of stages, is designed to muffle and direct the sound away from neabry houses.
We also aim to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible; by using renewable power sources, waste recycling and through our car share scheme.