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
(Includes all the benefits of Bronze above)
Gold Sponsor £200
(Includes all the benefits of Silver above)
Platinum £500 and Platinum Plus
(Includes all the benefits of Gold above)
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