Buy LaLaLand Goa Tickets With Trash!

The Goa based LaLaLand festival (1 – 2 November’19, Nagao) is launching its unique Trash4Cash ticket sales this week. The only festival in the world where visitors can buy tickets in exchange for trash. The ticketing concept is part of the Trash4Cash program, an initiative by festival director Noreen van Holstein. 

The idea is simple. Trash = Value = Ticket. With collected trash everyone can buy a one-day festival ticket worth of Rs 499. Just collect 15 old newspapers and 20 empty cigarette or chips packs (clean) and bring these to the selected Trash4Cash collection points between 24-27 October. 

“At LaLaLand festival we believe that the impossible is actually possible. We like to call this the magic of LaLaLand. Turning waste into money is such magic,” explains Noreen van Holstein, festival director and initiator of the Trash4Cash program. 

Michael Lobo, Minister of Waste Management, Government of Goa, who endorses the Trash4Cash program says “What we throw away is seen as waste. We need to change this. Waste, if treated properly, has value. It can be turned into new products and energy.”

About Trash4Cash


The community based Trash4Cash program takes waste collecting to a new level where trash is recycled and its money value is put back into the economy. Hence creating a circular movement. 


The Trash4Cash program follows up on the successful Waste Bar beach program conducted in Baga in 2018. In partnership with Dristhi Marine and supported by Calangute Panchayat the Waste Bar offered drinks for waste. Visitors could buy drinks in exchange for garbage collected on the beach. 

The collected waste for LaLaLand’s Trash4Cash will be produced into attractive design lamps by the established Goan artist Waylon D’Souza. Of course the lamps will be for sale, contributing to the circular model. 

About LaLaLand Festival 

LaLaLand is the festival of magic and happiness, circus and madness. A family festival for everyone and every wallet. Two days, 20+ acts, 3 stages.

Inspirations through a crossover of art-forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trends come together at a beautiful location.

Circus & acrobats – happy faces – silent disco – spirit of sustainability – music – world cuisine – intimate performances – family corner – chill in the garden – secret bar. 

Set amidst the beautiful historical Portuguese mansion Don Joao in Nagao, North Goa, the venue is surprisingly centrally located near the busy nightlife of Calangute and Anjuna. 

LaLaLand festival was first organized by Dutch concept maker and artist Noreen van Holstein in 2017. This year the 3rd festival edition is celebrated on 1st & 2nd November (5pm-11pm). Workshops and activities, as a part of “LaLaDays” will be held during 1pm-4pm.

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