Rock the World/Save the Planet, coming to Dubai on November 15th, is the first ever 100% environmentally sustainable rock concert with a net zero carbon footprint.
Created and hosted by Neutral Fuels, the company that has made net zero biofuel commercially viable, the concert features a fantastic line up, including a major coup for the opening act: the winner of the Dubai ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition running throughout October for local Filipino bands.
The rest of the line up includes:
Cueshé - multi award-winning pop rock band from Manila, Philippines, and one of the best known bands in the UAE, not least for their double platinum album (Half Empty, Half Full). The band hit mainstream in 2005 with hit singles ‘Stay’ (favorite song at the first MYX Music Awards), ‘Sorry’, ‘Ulan’, ‘Can't Let You Go’ and ‘24 Hours’. They’ve released four albums for Sony Music and Sony BMG.
Razorback (featuring BastiArtadi from Wolfgang) -a Filipino hard rock band which has performed at full-scale concerts and opened for Silverchair, Rage Against the Machine and Metallica. They have released nine albums including the acoustic album ‘Acoustic Ng Ina in 2015
Urbandub, a band described variously as alternative metal, OPM, and alternative rock, from Cebu City, Philippines. They have released six albums, two for EMI and two for MCA Music Inc.
Sandstörm, the Dubai rock cover band which performs the all-time great rock songs everyone loves to hear and sing along with. Concert-goers will see Neutral Fuels founder and CEO, Karl Feilder, on the stage. By day he is an entrepreneurial businessman but he is also Sandstörm’s lead singer, as passionate about rock music as he is about saving the planet.
Feilder says it was inevitable he would stage a net zero carbon rock concert like Rock the World/Save the Planet. ‘This combines two of my great loves: rock music and using technology to solve world problems. This concert is going to be 6,000 enjoying mind-blowing rock without contributing to climate change.’
Ordinarily a rock concert with its massive sound, complex lighting and special effects, emits tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere using energy from the national grid. Rock the World/Save the Planet is different: it is achieving net zero carbon emissions by using Neutral Fuels B100 net zero biofuel to power the entire event.
Unavoidable carbon emissions, such as flights for the bands coming to Dubai, will be neutralised by Neutral Fuel’s partnership with One Tree Planted so carbon expended on behalf of the event will be accurately measured and offset by planting trees to absorb every bit of carbon created. Neutral Fuels is also partnering with DGrade who will collect all plastic from the event and convert it into sustainable yarn to produce clothing and accessories.
‘Now all we need is for our guests to use public transport to get to and from the concert,’ says Feilder. He’s not joking!
Rock the World/Save the Planet will be staged at Dubai’s Tennis Stadium (Irish Village) on the 15th of November. Tickets available now at Platinumlist, Al Ansari Exchange and UAE Exchange Counters all over the UAE.