Festival Bar Hire
Bars are an integral part of any licensed event. You need a decent partner for your event to be the best it can be. We are the festival bar specialists.
Bars provide revenue, great atmosphere, a source of shelter and, of course, liquid refreshments.
Take a look below at some of the venues, concerts and festivals we operate at:
Everyone involved in a great event – ticket-holders, performers, crew, guests, all deserve to be served great drinks in great environments. This is why we work so hard to create genuinely really good bars. We don’t stock homogenised, overpriced products – we can offer great prosecco, champagne, local ales, draught lagers & ciders, premium spirits, deliciously seasonal cocktails and interesting organic wines as well if required, as a good range of soft drinks & juices. We can also provide tea and coffee. Need a bar for the VIP area no problem, we can provide.
Great drinks are supported by great staff, all of whom are experienced, skilled, friendly bar professionals. Our staff is, as diverse as our products. But, all have a passion for bartending and festivals. These people, alongside expert build design crews, will make your festival bar dreams a reality. We make Festival bars the best they can be and we will make your festival stand out from the crowd.
We specialise in small/medium size bars (2000 to 25000 guests per day). We work alongside the organisers to create genuinely unique and exciting events. However, we also run bars at corporate events, pop-up venues, sporting events, product launches, and private parties. We offer a thoroughly cost-effective solution for you to outsource the management of your bars, ensuring bars with maximum profit return to you and minimal hassle.
We can provide a wide range of bars for your event. These range from high volume to small specialist bars and everything in between. With over 30 years of experience, we can help with all aspects of your event. We can supply the bars, the equipment to run them and the staff to manage them. We’ll also help with the licensing.
Fast service – If your festival has large arenas with lots of customers, we can provide ‘fast-service’ cash bars with the aim to get a drink delivered into the customer’s hand as quickly as possible so they can get back to enjoying the festival. We work closely with our suppliers and promoters to make this happen.
Away from the main action or out in the campsite at big events, things are more relaxed so we can offer a more comfortable chilled environment for your customers. In addition to a wider range of drinks, the bars will have more festival decor and ambient music. With tables and chairs under cover, it gives the festival-goer a chance to relax, regroup or shelter from any wet weather.
We can supply specialist cocktail bars, bars with a fun theme, and waiter service where needed.
What you want
If you have a certain theme in mind, we will work with you to supply the exact style of bar you want for your event. We have skilled managers, enthusiastic staff and state-of-the-art bar technology that’ll help everything run smoothly.
We can help with the licensing for your event. Our team includes many Personal Licence Holders who are fully experienced in the Licensing Act and we work closely with local authority licensing officers to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Please note that we usually cater to events and festivals that are either over 2,000 customers for restricted access or over 3,000 for open access and above. The most we have covered so far is 45,000 per day.
Tech at festivals and greenfield sites has always been a challenge due to its very nature – but the more it’s used and developed and decreasing costs to deploy it means we’re seeing it more and more. As a bar company that services over 30 outdoor events and festivals every summer, we are able to cope.
We rely on data. It’s our best planning tool in determining a variety of factors:
Bar length, Number of staff, the Product Mix etc.
Where possible historical data is used from previous year’s events and where it may not exist we profile the event with you to ensure the best delivery possible.
We work with conventional credit and debit cards on every single bar on site if you need it.
We can use various EPOS systems: iPads, IPhones to function as tills. This allows us record real-time sales and stock information at any event and critically, to be able to take card payments as well as cash.
If you need speed, we can supply large scale bottle bars. We specialise in these and can cover huge numbers in very short time frames. Service first always.
We work with several large councils to run their events exclusively all year round. We are not new to this, yet we remain unspoilt by progress.
If necessary, we can also provide catering – from Asian Oriental food to general purpose and tea/coffee and cakes.
We’ve also covered concerts from Elton John to Rod Stewart!