The weather is turning, and the festival season is approaching, which means there’s never been a more important time to start stocking up on your print essentials.
The market for UK festivals is worth a whopping £3bn! This includes the operation of festivals and live music concerts as well as promoters, agents and production services. So, no matter if you’re a vendor, promoter, or event organiser you’re going to need print to ensure a successful festival season.
Check out our print essentials below and ensure your event is off to a flying start!
Advertising the event
Before the festival takes place, you’re going to want to do some marketing to create a buzz. Get attendees excited and sell some extra tickets with some simple print products.
The most obvious and cheapest option, flyers are a fantastic way to advertise your festival. Add your line-up, list of vendors, timetables, or attractions to let people know what will be on. Don’t forget prices and contact details if it’s a ticketed event. You could even include a QR code for easy scanning. They’re ideal for handing out in areas of high footfall such as city centres, universities, shopping centres or bars and restaurants.
If you’re looking for a slightly more permanent advertising option, a poster could be a perfect solution. Pop them up, with permission, across a range of venues or noticeboards in your local area to advertise your event.
Want to stir up interest in your event? A tote bag filled with goodies, flyers, and festival essentials could be your calling. Hand them out at everything from freshers' fayres to shopping centres and garner real intrigue in your event. After all, everyone loves a freebie!
To really ensure your festival attracts attention, you could invest in a PVC banner. Easily fixed to railings, buildings, or other surfaces, you can advertise your upcoming event anywhere! They’re also ideal as signage on the day or to let attendees know where the event is being hosted.
On the day
When the big day, or weekend, arrives, you’ll need a plethora of print items to help the day run smoothly. Whether that’s tickets to gain entry or signage to show attendees the exit, there is lots to be considered during festival season.
Our perforated tickets are just what you need this festival season. Easily torn upon entry, you can make sure everyone who enters your event has paid or been accounted for. Alternatively, you can use our perforated tickets to both gain entry and utilise the stub as a token for a free drink, bet, bite or other giveaways.
Of course, no festival would be easy to navigate without signage. Whether you’re directing festival goers to a medical tent, toilets, bar or stage, you’ll need signage that can keep up. We have a range of options to suit all kinds of surfaces. Explore foam, cardboard, Correx® by Corplex, aluminium and magnetic.
To create a cohesive feel at your festival, some outdoor print will help. Our range of flags can be adorned with your festival’s logo, colours and branding and are a perfect way to capture your festival in the background of pictures and videos.
For those working the event, you may want to grab some hi-vis vests. Easily signalling who works there, festival attendees will easily be able to spot your team, especially with our personalisation. Print team members' job roles directly onto the vest! Our vests will also keep your team working backstage, or behind the scenes safe when working with equipment and vehicles. Invest in a quality vest and it’ll last you all festival season.
No festival is complete without vendors! From food and drink stands to charity stalls right up to animal petting areas, there’s print to be had.
Exhibition Display Stands
If you’re attending a smaller-scale event and don’t want to hire a van or carry a huge stand, our exhibition pop-ups are an ideal alternative come festival season. Coming with an easy-to-put-together frame and handy carry case you can easily transport your business all over. You can also switch up the graphic without having to purchase a new stand so you can easily refresh your visuals.
Most commonly, you’re likely to find food and drink venues at all kinds of festivals and events, which means menus are a must. We’ve got thin and small sizes for simple menus, and folded leaflets for more comprehensive menus right up to wipe-clean waterproof menus that can withstand all kinds of spills.
No one likes queuing to find out what’s on offer at your stand. A handy A-frame is a great way to present your menu, drinks, prices or products from the get-go this festival season. Coming with two A1 PVC posters of the same artwork, you can ensure passers-by can see exactly what you’ve got from all angles.
Plenty of festival vendors are hireable for other kinds of events. Weddings, birthdays, work parties. Having some quality business cards to hand is a super simple way for attendees to grab your details and follow up with you after the festival.
Keeping your workstation clean and tidy during a busy festival requires some durable tea towels. Why not ensure that you keep your branding in plain sight even when cleaning without quality personalised tea towels?
Ensure you and your team look and feel the part during the festival season with personalised t-shirts. From the branding on your stand to the tops your team wear, attendees are much more likely to approach and purchase from a vendor that looks the part.
Festivals offer a wide range of opportunities for businesses so, make the most of it with print. To help you save some time, why not use our handy design online tool? Here you can spend more of your time taking care of business and less time designing your next print order!