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Burns an’ a’ that! Festival - Opportunities for Business

The annual Burns an’ a’ that! Festival is set to return for its sixeenth year in 2017 with a packed programme of events in both January and May.  We would like to invite your business to form a partnership with South West Scotland’s premier festival by taking advantage of our fantastic sponsorship, advertising and event marketing opportunities.

The 2017 festival includes -

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Alloway 1759 (Throughout January)
Featuring Burns Alicht, The Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards, Burns Big Birthday Bash and more!

Burnsfest (Sat 6 May)
FREE Family live music festival with A-Coo-Stick tent, Burns Tipi, The Mercat and more!

Burnsfringe (Throughout May)
A month full of fantastic events showcasing Burns landmarks and locations!

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Sponsorship and advertising packages are detailed below. Our sponsorship package is flexible and can be tailored to your specific needs. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss further.

Please contact Jakki on 01292 616143 or jakki.ross@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Sponsorship Package - £800

Full Page Ad in BAAT Brochure
The 2017 brochure will be distributed at the beginning of January and 5,000 copies will be made available within the Tourist Information Centre, Council outlets and selected South Ayrshire shops and businesses. The brochure will be square shaped (210mm) with a matt finish and also available to view as a page turning brochure on burnsfestival.com

Web Banner Ad on burnsfestival.com
Your web ad will appear as part of a rotational web banner with other headline sponsors on the pages of burnsfestival.com

Your Brand also promoted on -
Sponsors page of the BAAT brochure / Pages of burnsfestival.com / BAAT post event video

Product Display Area
An opportunity to display or sell your company products within a 10’ x 10’ market stall at Burnsfest on Sat 6 May at Rozelle Park, Ayr.

Banner Display Space
Up to 3 of your own supplied banners displayed for free in our designated areas of the park at Burnsfest on Sat 6 May at Rozelle Park, Ayr.

Social Media Announcement
A special sponsor announcement on facebook.com/southayrshireeventsandfestivals (over 10,000 followers at time of press) linking if possible to your own Facebook page

Tickets
4 x FREE Tickets to the brand new Burns Alicht event on Sat 28 January 2017

 

Advertising Only Rates

Festival Special (Save £80!) – Full Page Brochure Ad plus 2 of your   own supplied banners

£495

Brochure Full Page (add sizes)

£395

Brochure Half Page  

£245

Brochure Quarter Page

£135

Brochure Eighth Page

£79

1 of your own supplied banners displayed at Burnsfest on Sat 6 May at   Rozelle Park, Ayr.

£90

Brochure Ads
Booking Deadline – Fri 18 November / Copy Deadline – Fri 2 December / Distribution – early January

Banners
Banners must be supplied to Burns House, Ayr by Mon 1 May 2017. These will be displayed in designated areas of Rozelle Park during Burnsfest on Sat 6 May 2017.

Event Marketing Opportunities

Alloway 1759
If you are holding an event in January that is

  • Relevant to Burns
  • Held in South Ayrshire
  • Open to the public

then it could be promoted as part of the Alloway 1759 programme on burnsfestival.com and the South Ayrshire Events and festivals page. Our aim is to promote a full programme of Burns events taking place in his birthplace ensuring visitors from throughout the world have plenty of reasons to stay!

Burnsfest (Sat 6 May, Rozelle Park, Ayr)
Market Stall hire is available at Burnsfest on Sat 6 May. This provides an ideal opportunity to engage face 2 face with potential customers, display and sell products or provide an innovative space for people to remember you by!

  • 10’ x 10’ market stall (3 sides open front / inc 1 table & 2 chairs) - £80
  • 10’ x 20’ market stall (3 sides open front / inc 2 table & 4 chairs) - £150
  • Groundspace only – 3m frontage from £60 upwards
  • Electricity added to stall – p.o.a.

F&D - Opportunities also exist for innovative food & drink suppliers selling the best of Ayrshire and Scotland’s street food. There is limited space available and preference will be given to vendors with innovative products and serving units as well as those who complement the existing offering.

Burnsfringe
If you are holding an event in May that is

  • Of interest to Ayrshire visitors and residents (music, arts, food & drink, family, film, other!)
  • Held in South Ayrshire
  • Open to the public

then it could be promoted as part of the Burnsfringe programme on burnsfestival.com and the South Ayrshire Events and festivals page. Our aim is to promote a full programme of events taking place throughout the month of May. These events do not need to be relevant to Burns but prominence will be given to events that do have a Burns tie in, link to a Burns landmark or that show innovation!

Throughout Year
Burns events being held throughout the year may also be promoted on burnsfestival.com

Please contact Jakki on 01292 616143 or jakki.ross@south-ayrshire.gov.uk