Green Hustle Festival founders Jack Benjamin, Adam Pickering and Christine Katerere with Nadia Whittome MP (Image: Millie Poucher)

From a virtual festival in 2020 to a free outdoor community festival on Sneinton Market, the Green Team of Hockley Hustle present Green Hustle Festival on June 5.

Green Hustle Festival will be hosted at Sneinton Market Avenues and King Edward Park. It is designed to be an accessable tool for the Nottingham community to come together and experience different and inclusive activities from culture, art, sport and sustainability.

“make the world greener and happier and celebrate all the awesome people that are already working in that area in Nottingham”
adam pickering, festival founder and director

Adam Pickering, founder and director of Green Hustle Festival, wants to make the festival have a positive impact: “We wanted to bring positivity and a bit of optimism to the whole climate change thing, rather than just banging on about the ice caps are melting and the sea levels are rising.

“We just wanted to give people some tools to get on with it and go out there and do something and make the world greener and happier and celebrate all the awesome people that are already working in that area in Nottingham.”

The festival has been funded by Arts Council England, Creative Quarter as well as It’s In Nottingham.

Young Hustlers festival at Sneinton Market (Image: Al Greer)

Making the festival as accessible a possible, the festival will be free to attend as well as being available to stream online.

Adam adds to why it is so important to have this accessibility: “We want to keep it free because we want it to be for everyone […] focusing on those inner city areas where there are less green space and people have less access to garden.”

AUDIO: Adam Pickering, Director of Green Hustle Festival, discussing what we can expect to see at the festivaL

Young Hustlers festival at Sneinton Market (Image: Al Greer)

Some of the community groups involved in the festival include GOBS, Skate Nottingham, Hackspace, Next Gen, Soul and Flare plus many more.

As the are still some Covid-19 government regulations in place during this time, the event will be limited to 50% capacity and socialising to be kept in groups of six.

As well as activities, talks and performances, the festival will have a wide range of stallS, food venders including Nottingham Street Food Club and live music and DJs.