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 Type Cost Dimensions
Full Page £360 140mm (w) x 200 mm (h)
Back Cover £360 Reserved by Readipop
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 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: Wednesday 10th April. Prices exclusive of VAT.

During the Festival

Sponsorship Type Cost Dimensions
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 29th of March
Logo on back of Festival Glass £1000 Reserved by New Wharf Brewing
Stage Sponsorship £400 Large banner or signage can be displayed
Cask End Sponsorship £160 Logo printed onto our cask end labels and a banner above the casks
Beer Token Sponsorship £350 Logo printed onto the reverse of customer beer tokens

Banners to be delivered to the Beer Festival site by 12pm on Tuesday 30th April. T-shirt logo deadline: Friday 29th March. Prices exclusive of VAT.

Arranging Sponsorship

Contact the Festival Sponsorship Team using the following form.

This Year’s Sponsors