Newport City Folk Music Festival, Environment Friendly Music

People pedalling their bicycles vigorously under the clear summer sky! It looks like an outdoor sports facility in a village park, but this is the so-called ‘Bike Stage’ that became a hot topic at the Newport City Folk Music Festival in the United States.

This outdoor performance stage, which debuted this year, was born from the idea of an indie musician to think about the environment along with music. For this reason, unlike the existing outdoor concert halls, it is said that the power required for stage instruments and sound facilities is supplied by connecting solar panels and bicycle generators.

In particular, the bicycle generator, which is powered by human power, drew more attention as spectators could directly participate.

In addition, spectators who contributed to the generation of electricity were provided with front-row seats and free drinks to enjoy the performance up close.