Billie Eilish to showcase clean energy’s power during Lollapalooza set

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Billie Eilish is set to utilise solar power for her upcoming headline performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Thursday.

Thanks to a partnership with environmental non-profit Reverb and Lollapalooza organisers, Eilish will utilise zero-emissions battery systems to partially power her set. 

The systems will be supplied and managed by Overdrive Energy Solutions, and will be charged via a temporary onsite ‘solar farm’. 

Reverb’s Adam Gardner said: “We hope and believe this will be a watershed moment for the music industry. There are real climate solutions available right here, right now.

“By showcasing this technology with one of the biggest artists in the world, on one of the most revered festival stages, we’re accelerating the necessary transition toward a decarbonised future, for music and beyond.”

The effort is part of the Music Decarbonisation Project, which Eilish helped to launch and fund, and is Reverb’s campaign to advance innovative climate solutions to directly eliminate carbon emissions created by the music industry. 

The goal of the initiative at Lollapalooza is to showcase how clean energy technology can provide power to large stages, and shift the music industry towards a future that is less reliant on diesel generators. 

Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park from August 3-6.