Gusty's taking a spin to Ally Pally in London

Gusty Spinfield returns

Gusty Spinfield is our travelling wind turbine that’s pink, purple and green all over.

She's had a busy few months: first powering Glastonbury, now heading to Ally Pally.

She’s providing North London's Alexandra Palace with pure power throughout July – pay her a visit next time you're in the area!

(Psst: Octoplus customers can get great discounts on Summer Festival tickets, including one in London this weekend: check it out).

Getting to know Gusty

Gusty Spinfield is a towering 28 metres tall. That’s the height of over six London double-decker buses. And it produces enough green electricity for 300 fridges a day, paired with a battery to store any excess power - so no breeze goes to waste. And all that power produces 210x less carbon emissions than a diesel generator.

The catchy name came from a competition we ran ahead of Glastonbury 2023. One of our customers won free tickets to the festival for this soulful sobriquet.

This summer, gigs are going green with Gusty

Gusty has been very busy this year. It’s been touring communities across the country, exhibiting the benefits of wind power. Most recently, it’s been feeding Glastonbury-goers by providing clean, green energy to their food trucks. Here’s a taste 😋

Next stop: Alexandra Palace’s
Summer Season

The venue has a typically busy summer schedule, featuring music, comedy, activism and educational events. All of this will take place with the eye-catching Gusty as its backdrop.

Kaleidoscope Festival on 13th July will be London’s first festival to run on wind energy. It'll feature a stellar line-up of music, DJs and comedy performances.

And we're delighted to say that - together with Ally Pally - we’re offering customers a chance to get discounted tickets through Octoplus!

There’ll be other exciting events throughout July too. Like Bombay Bicycle Club (12th July), Suede and Manic Street Preachers (18th July), Tom Odell (19th July) and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (20th July).

Plus, they’ll host an activity day for local schools to showcase the benefits of green power to young people. Wowsers!

Octoplus customers get discounted festival tickets this Summer:

  • £15 off Kaleidoscope Festival tickets at Ally Pally in London this weekend (and meet Gusty! )
  • 30% off Valley Fest weekend tickets
  • 2 free tickets to Let's Rock/ Party at the Palace
  • Early bird prices to Camp Bestival

Check out all the great deals in your Octopus app, or head to our website...

Sustainability is always headlining Ally Pally

Alexandra Palace has a vision. To be a sustainable home for all their events and projects. Gusty's visit is the latest step in this journey.

The venue has a proud history of doing things differently. After all, it was built 150 years ago to be the ‘People’s Palace’. That spirit still run through everything they do - and sustainability is no exception. They don’t just want to be green pioneers. They want to do so by championing their people, artists and visitors to lead the way.

“A spirit of daring and innovation has steered us through the last century and a half. We’ve been home to major technological advances and world firsts. We want to embrace that spirit more than ever. The single biggest threat we face is the climate emergency and we are determined that Alexandra Palace can be part of the solution.”

Emma Dagnes OBE, CEO at Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust

With sustainability and climate solutions central to their vision, a partnership with the people’s palace felt like the perfect proposition for Gusty.

We think Gusty is a sign of things to come

Wind power has huge untapped potential in the UK. Thanks to pioneering partners like Ally Pally, we can see the incredible impact this renewable energy source can have.

“Our temporary pink wind turbine was a big hit at Glastonbury and we’re delighted its London debut is at the iconic Ally Pally. Wind energy is famously both cheaper and cleaner, and surveys show that 4 out of 5 Londoners would support a wind turbine nearby if it meant discounted electricity bills.

“We see cranes dotted over London’s bustling skyline, so why not smaller but majestic wind turbines? In the future, we believe there could be more potential for urban wind power, where people want it.’’

Zoisa North-Bond, CEO at Octopus Energy Generation

Going forward, we’d love to see turbines like Gusty all over the country. And we’ve seen that loads of people want the same thing:

For now, you can come and see Gusty in action throughout July at Alexandra Palace. Admire the architecture, feast on the food and twirl to the tunes - and let Gusty bring the energy.

Published on 3rd July 2024 by:

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Pete McNally

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