The 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 pint 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.

A number of different sponsorship options are available, view our online brochure for more information, or download an offline version here. Further details are available below.

Festival Programme

Advert TypeCostDimensions
Full Page£360140mm (w) x 200 mm (h)
Back Cover£360Taken by Readipop
Half Portrait£18074 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)
Half Landscape£180148 mm (w) x 105 mm (h)
Third Portrait£13549 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)
Third Landscape£135148 mm (w) x 70 mm (h)
Quarter£9074 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)

Please note, all adverts must be supplied:

At a resolution of 300dpi (or higher) and in PDF, JPG, PNG or TIFF graphical format with bleed/crop marks (or a trim of 3mm). Deadline: Friday 17th April. Prices exclusive of VAT.

During the Festival

Sponsorship TypeCostDimensions
One Banner£752.5m, 14 spaces available above beer barrels/bars.
Two Banners£130As above; discount applied for two banners.
Logo on back of Volunteer t-shirt£300Deadline Friday 20th of March
Logo on back of Festival Glass£1000Deadline for artwork: Friday 13th March
Stage Sponsorship£400Large banner or signage can be displayed
Beer Token Sponsorship£400Logo printed onto the reverse of customer beer tokens

Deadline Friday 10th April

Beer Mat Sponsorship£350Logo and message featured on our double sided beer mats which are put on every table at the festival. These are also distributed to local pubs in the months preceding.

Deadline Friday 10th April

Banners to be delivered to the Beer Festival site by 12pm on Tuesday 5th May. T-shirt logo deadline: Friday 20th March. Prices exclusive of VAT.

Arranging Sponsorship

Contact the Festival Sponsorship Team using the following form.

    Our 2019 sponsors