Sponsorship Options

A number of different sponsorship options are available, as follows.

  • Entry in our full colour programme.

  • The back of all 400+ voluntees' T-shirts which can be spotted around Reading and its pubs for years to come.

  • The back of every pint and half-pint festival glass.

  • A banner above one of our bars or above the main stage for Friday and Saturday hosting many local bands.

  • Sponsorship can be linked to other areas e.g. Cider, Wine or Games, or along our busy public perimeter.

  • A link to your business on the sponsorship page of our website isincluded for all sponsorship options.

  • We are very flexible and look forward to helping you promote your business in 2018.

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Advert Type Cost Dimensions
Full Page £360 140 mm (w) x 200 mm (h)
Back Cover SOLD to Wild Weather Ales
Half Portrait £180 74 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)
Half Landscape £180 148 mm (w) x 105 mm (h)
Third Portrait £135 49 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)
Third Landscape £135 148 mm (w) x 70 mm (h)
Quarter £90 74 mm (w) x 105 mm (h)
Please note, all adverts must be supplied:
  • At a resolution of 300dpi (or higher) and in PDF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF graphical format

  • With bleed/crop marks (or a trim of 3mm)

  • Deadline: Friday 13th April 2018

  • Prices exclusive of VAT

Sponsorship Cost Details
One Banner £65 2.5m, 14 spaces available above beer barrels/bars
Two Banners £120 As above; discount applied for two banners
Logo on back of volunteer t-shirt £300 Deadline 30th March
Logo on Festival Glass SOLD to Wild Weather Ales
Stage sponsorship £400 Larger banner or signage can be displayed
Entrance tent sponsorship £400 Larger banner or signage can be displayed
  • Banners to be delivered to the Beer Festival site by 12pm on Wednesday 2nd May

  • T-shirt logo deadline: Friday 30th March

  • Prices exclusive of VAT



Arranging Sponsorship

Contact Madeleine Markey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Reading Beer Festival Programme Co-ordinator.

Festival at a Glance

  • National event drawing the majority of its customers from within an hour’s travel.

  • Located in Christchurch Meadows, a five minute walk from Reading rail station.

  • High levels of local press coverage in recent years, including Get Reading and BBC Radio Berkshire.

  • Each year an average of 13,500 people attend over the four days. Footfall is weather dependant so the maximum number of visitors is higher.

  • The average visitor eats one meal per session and drinks a half print of beer or cider per hour.

  • Visitors enjoy real ale and cider and many complete the annual Reading Ale Trail run by the Reading and Mid-Berks branch of CAMRA, exploring 24 different pubs in the area in the two months leading up to the Beer Festival.