Business Sponsors & Festival Friends

Keeping it local and free  …  for 22 years

If you sponsor or donate already we really cannot thank you enough and we hope we can count on your support again this year. It costs £70,000 to stage our ‘free for all’ music event. It’s a huge task to raise this amount every year and ensure the music is free. In 2018 we turned down a significant amount of revenue from out of town traders who want to profit from the Festival. So, to continue to keep this event ‘local’ we really need your support.

So, if your business benefits from the Festival, or you just enjoy being a spectator, please read on to find out about the sponsorship options we offer and how they can benefit your business.

Your support and generosity is crucial for us to continue

Did you know the Festival …

★ has an ‘eat,stay,shop’ website directory – 10,000 hits recorded in May 2018
★ is committed to ‘the money spent in the town stays in the town’
★ funds a Foundation for young musicians
★ music is free for all
★ costs £70,000 to stage
★ attracts 20,000+ visitors over 3 days
★ has 100+ live performances
★ is entirely funded by sponsorship, collections and merchandise sales
★ is organised by a small team of volunteers
★ has introduced 100% recyclable, reusable plastic cups across the town
★ promotes local acts and local talent
★ has an outstanding professional reputation.

However, all the musicians do need paying and that is why we need your support. Please see the categories below then phone or email us to chat it through. There are five options for Sponsorship, so you can choose the one to suit you.

Alternatively, you could send us a donation using PayPal (see DONATIONS page).

Whichever category you choose, your generous sponsorship and support means that the costs of performers and acts are supported and our pledge of ‘Music for All’ lives on. To view this year’s sponsors, please visit the Festival Sponsors page.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, email: [email protected]

Business Sponsorship Options

Bronze £50

★ Your business name and link on our website
★ Listed as a Sponsor in the official Programme
★ Complimentary Programme and DMF Sponsor’s badge
★ Window certificate

Become a Sponsor Today!

Bronze Sponsorship Amount

I am happy to be named on the sponsorship page

Silver £100
(Includes all the benefits of Bronze above)

★ Your business featured in our ‘eat, stay, shop’ website directory, with links to your website (10,000+ hits in May 2018)

★ 2 invitations to our Sponsor’s party on 3rd May. Join us for complimentary drinks & canapes, &
hear our plans for the 2019 Festival & beyond

Become a Sponsor Today!

Silver Sponsorship Amount

I am happy to be named on the sponsorship page

Gold Sponsor £200
(Includes all the benefits of Silver above)

★ Your business featured in our monthly e-newsletter along with your business website links

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Gold Sponsorship Amount

I am happy to be named on the sponsorship page

Platinum £500 and Platinum Plus
(Includes all the benefits of Gold above)

★ Your business logo displayed at all 4 main venues:  The Bandstand – The Flavel – The Guildhall – Bayard’s Fort

PLATINUM PLUS
★ The opportunity exists to sponsor the stages at main venues – packages from £1000

Contact: [email protected]

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Platinum Sponsorship Amount

I am happy to be named on the sponsorship page

LOCAL TRADERS’ COMMENTS

‘no outside traders is a huge benefit’  Janis Walker, Wheelhouse Restaurant

‘all rooms were booked months in advance’   Charlie & Zuzana, Bayards Cove Inn

‘one of the best trading weekends of the year’  Gemma Harris, 11 Clothing

‘fantastic 3 days, we gladly sponsor!’  Tom & Edward. Dart Gallery

Festival Friends Options

BRONZE Friend £35/£50

★ Single £35 or Joint £50

★ DMF Supporter’s badge (2 for Joint Donation)

★ Complimentary Programme & window certificate

★ Acknowledgement in the Programme & DMF website

SILVER Friend £100

★ Single & Joint £100

★ DMF Supporter’s badge (2 for Joint Donation)

★ Complimentary Programme & window certificate

★ Acknowledgement in the Programme & DMF website

★ 2 invitations to our Supporter’s party on 3rd May. Join us for complimentary drinks & canapes, & hear our plans for the 2019 Festival & beyond

GOLD Friend £200

★ Single & Joint £200

★ DMF Supporter’s badge (2 for Joint Donation)

★ Complimentary Programme & window certificate

★ Acknowledgement in the Programme & DMF website

★ 2 invitations to our Supporter’s party on 3rd May. Join us for complimentary drinks & canapes, & hear our plans for the 2019 Festival & beyond

★ 2 seat reservations at the indoor events of your choice

Become a Festival Friend Today!

Choose your Festival Friend Level
I am happy to be named on the sponsorship page