Tomorrowland Winter 2023 took place in Alpe d’Huez just a few weeks ago. The Extinction rebellion promises to mobilize against the return of the event in the coming years. Its activists notably distributed fliers to festival-goers, titled “Enjoy your last Tomorrowland.” Kind of sounds like a vibe kill but maybe they have a good point. This was quoted from the group
“The Tomorrowland Winter Festival has no justification other than the search for profit, whether in the short term (to extract maximum money from festival-goers) or in the long term (to attract international customers). This festival does not bring any cultural benefit to the territory it invades“
They continue to denounce the winter festival by narrowing in on the environmental dimension. Extinction Rebellion Grenoble estimates that the carbon footprint of airplane flights alone exceeds 6,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Incorporating all car travel, festival logistics, and consumption during the festival (energy, food, accommodation, etc.), the carbon footprint is comparable to the annual value of all the villagers residing in Alpe d’Huez.
For all these reasons, the event should no longer be held, according to Extinction Rebellion. They have warned the organizers of Tomorrowland Winter. They stated they will ensure that the 2024 festival will be a nightmare for its organizers and for its “People of Tomorrow.” Extinction Rebellion did not provide details on the actions planned to carry out its threat.
Should Tomorrowland be scared to throw another festival in Alpe d’Huez?