Looking for sponsors?
Then you really need to push the button ...   
   Latest opportunities
   Latest UK sponsorship news
Bookmark and Share

Advertisement: www.ukmediabuying.co.uk

Union Jack   The UK Music Sponsorship Database
The premier online database of UK music sponsorship opportunities


For information about obtaining listings on the site or placing banner advertisements,
see contact information in our contact page or submit listing info.
now via response form.

<< Home  << Arts home page  << Music home page
              Bands               Carnival               Chamber               Choral               Events/Festivals/Shows               Folk/Ethnic               Gospel
              Jazz               Opera               Orchestral               Pop/rock/modern               Singers               Other          Contact us



Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Amande Concerts UK is a concert agency that organises concerts in the field of Russian classical ballet and folklore in the United Kingdom. "We bring to you famous Russian classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. We are also in association with the unique Russian State Ballet - which is called The Big Ballet because each dancer weighs a minimum of 100 kg. In general terms, we would aim to have one to three concerts a year. Each tour can run from six to twelve weeks in Spring and/or Autumn. For any given tour we travel to around 35 to 45 different theatres in England, Wales and Scotland and perform to thousands of people. Our posters will be seen and noticed by an even higher number. We offer the opportunity to advertise on all or just some of our marketing materials, such as posters and fliers (a sample poster is attached as the logo). On average we would print around 4,000 posters, ranging in size from A0 to A4, that are displayed in each theatre on tour. We would print around 150,000 fliers (A5) and around thirty banner stands. In addition to that we offer space in our programmes and on our website. You will be reaching out to a niche market and targeting a specific type of audience. In addition to sponsorship space on posters and fliers, there is the opportunity for a more detailed advert/description in the programmes and on our website. Last year alone our website attracted 12,000 unique visitors". Contact: Alexej Ignatov. Tel.: 07886548334. E-mail:
link to website


"The event of the weekend", The Guardian. The Battle Festival of arts and music, held in October, seeks to fund and present major classical concerts and a new music commission to be performed by children from twelve schools, at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, a workshop/performance to introduce young children to an orchestra. "We want to take music to people who can't attend concerts through infirmity, at local residential homes and hospices. We want to offer Master Classes on song writing and how to enter the music industry. We present jazz and contemporary music. We facilitate and encourage a visual arts strand, showcasing local and international artists. Most of all we want to encourage and develop talent and enhance people's wellbeing through awareness of, and participation in, music and the arts. The Festival Committee established Battle Festival in 2013. It received considerable critical acclaim and appealed to a wide age group. The committee is managed by a team of creative professionals and educators. Artistic Director Dan Cornford, principle Viola Player of the London Philharmonic, draws on the skills and experience of internationally-renowned performers to deliver our classical repertoire to a rural community. Musical education and outreach projects are managed by John Boyd, former Head of the Hastings Areas Music Service. The inaugural project delivered in 2014 drew together 300 children from six varied schools and, working with East Sussex Hub providers, delivered a programme of music to children in addition to the curriculum. Young musicians (popular music) were provided mentoring opportunities from an Ivor Novello Award winner, songwriting workshops, alongside a Q & A session with industry figures, including BBC Introducing, thus delivering invaluable advice, support and inspiration for musicians at an early stage, an experience not available at school or the rural community. Opera in a Day was presented by Glyndebourne Education Department and we have joint plans for a major collaboration in 2016. A diverse range of Battle Fringe activities was programmed to supplement and enhance the core programme. We will produce a world class music and arts festival that enthuses the local community, boosts the local economy and encourages visitors to the region. We want to make Battle an essential cultural destination for the arts, inspiring new audiences and bringing world-class performers and artists to Battle. We will expand on our 2014 visual arts element, producing a programme for local, regional and international artists, including gallery exhibitions, free talks, workshops, demonstrations and masterclass mentoring sessions. We are partners with Battle Town Council and the Pure Arts Group and are constructing an Arts and Heritage Trail and a competition for a sculpture to be placed on a roundabout. This will foster 'Health and Wellbeing' with participants and audience. In 2016 we will further develop all our art and music streams as part of the celebration of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings". Contact: Steve Scott. Address: 12 Sidcup Close, Eastbourne BN23 7LJ. Tels.: 01323 765378. E-mail:
link to website


The Black Cat Opera Company is a co-operative of professional singers and instrumentalists, ranging from recent conservatoire graduates to established and award-winning performers. The company aims to temper youthful energy and ambition with experience and expertise, to create intimate yet exhilarating productions. "We offer a range of corporate sponsorship packages to suit any budget and would be glad to discuss this with you. Please see our website for the latest information". Contact: Julie Ahern. Address: 37a Middle Hill, Egham TW20 0JL. Tel.: 07921 000593. E-mail:
link to website


As the UK's biggest independent Metal festival, held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy Rock and Metal by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil. The average attendance for the festival is 15,000, with that figure rising year-on-year as the line-ups get stronger. "Bloodstock website stats. | 120,000 hits per month - out of these 93,000 are recurring or direct traffic and 27,000 are new or unique visitors; the average number of hits to the site is around 100,000 in the months of January to March and then there is an increase of about 10% per month leading up to the event. The busiest periods are June to August; the Bloodstock website receives over 150,000 hits per month during these periods; most people will browse an average of fifteen pages before the bounce rate or leave the website. Our mailer goes out to 36,000 people and there are more than 37,000 people connected through our social media platform Facebook and a further 3,000 on the Twitter network. We run an extensive Google keywords campaign during the months of April through to August, in order to make sure we have good visibility on the net. Additionally we run a national and expanding franchise campaign called Metal 2 the Masses which again is getting bigger year on year - all details can be found at www.bloodstock.uk.com". Contact: Adam Gregory, Director. Address: 54 Arundel Drive, Spondon, Derby DE21 7QW. Tel.: 07906 761083. E-mail:
link to website


An exciting new sponsorship opportunity is currently on offer from Breakfree Management & Records Ltd. "I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my company, Breakfree Management & Records Ltd., an independent record label, and to tell you about a fantastic opportunity to get involved with our projects in return for mass exposure. We are looking for several sponsors to be involved and offering sponsorship opportunities from £5,000, to record, duplicate and launch a twelve track album and music video for one of our artists, Oonagh Cassidy. In return you will have your logo put on all the web and social media sites, including Myspace, Twitter and Facebook, plus many more. As our sponsor, your details will be put on all our promotional flyers and posters - with print runs in the hundreds of thousands - together with banners and verbal inclusions both on radio and at live events. You will also have the opportunity to have your product placed in the music video, which will be distributed worldwide. I'm sure you will agree that this is a marketing dream for your company! We have secured a worldwide distribution deal with Universal Distribution, both for physical and digital distribution, meaning that it will be available in every territory across the world. Please check out our website for more detailed information". Contact: Andy Bloomfield. Address: 60 Knightside Gardens, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 9RN. Tel.: 0191 4229126. E-mail:
link to website


BrisFest, Bristol's largest music festival for 20,000 people per day, is designed to showcase the best of the south west, alongside top name artists. The festival typically features a packed programme of top quality entertainment, outdoor stages, flamboyant décor, costumed walkabouts, circus and comedy tents, projection light shows, miles of internationally renowned graffiti and an array of interactive fun for that ultimate festival experience. Tickets are from £15 a day, kids free, plus hundreds of volunteering opportunities to be accessible to all the event's wide-ranging audience, over 60% of whom are between 16 and 35. In its fifth year in 2013, BrisFest announced an exciting expansion to the beautiful Ashton Court Estate, just thirty minutes' walk from the city centre. "We invest in people, offering mentoring, training and recognised qualifications to help people into work, using the engaging power of music, art and festival fun. We offer tailored partnerships, including social media campaigns to communicate directly to our huge online following or sponsored event consumables in order to really integrate our partners into the show. Partnering with BrisFest is an excellent value-for-money option to significantly raise your profile, reach thousands of potential customers and support a worthy cause. Previous partners have included Nokia Music, Sailor Jerry, UWE, Fenchurch, Gala Casinos, Redrow Homes and many more. For further information on future plans and sponsorship opportunities, please email
partners@brisfest.co.uk or call 0117 3281492 or see our website (link below)". Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: Brisfest, Bristol Festivals Hub, 1 Unity Street, Bristol BS1 5HH. E-mail: info@brisfest.co.uk
link to website


The CLIC Sargent Annual Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is an extremely popular event with its supporters and is a sellout to an audience of 4,000. The event, which features a 1,500 strong choir of children from schools throughout London and the south east, boasts previous celebrity headliners such as the hugely popular Lee Ryan (formerly with boy band Blue), Joss Stone, Lamar (The Fame Academy), Billie Piper, Hear'Say and Miss Dynamite. The show presents a host of professional singers and variety performances, including circus acts and dance groups, making this a thoroughly modern and highly entertaining way to celebrate the festive season. Past concerts have attracted a host of star supporters amongst the 4,000 strong audience, with recent attendees including Cherie Booth QC (CLIC Sargent Patron), Annie Lennox, Eddie Jordan, Ian Wright and Lady Helen Taylor (CLIC Sargent Ambassador). This year's event is sure to be no exception, with celebrities hoping to help ensure the Christmas Celebration will once again be a resounding success for CLIC Sargent and the many hundreds of families it aids and supports. This family festive evening is an extremely successful event and the Title Sponsor will be synonymous with this high-profile charity concert. "We will offer you maximum brand exposure to the thousands of concert attendees and our wider audience, before and throughout the Christmas Celebration". Contact: Paul Turner, Head of Major Fundraising. Address: Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8SG. Tel.: 020 8752 2835. E-mail: paul.turner@clicsargent.org.uk
link to website

Branding opportunities (please call to check updated details)

All signage at venue to read: CLIC Sargent Christmas Celebration, sponsored by (sponsor's company name/logo)
All printed material to refer to, and branded as, CLIC Sargent Christmas Celebration sponsored by (sponsor's company name/logo) eg promotional flyers, reminders and event programme
Logo on all tickets: sponsor's logo to be placed alongside the CLIC Sargent logo on all event tickets

Verbal acknowledgement on evening by MC and Conductor
Sponsor's literature and posters to be available for distribution
Sponsor's logo with hyperlink on the event website
Souvenir Programme: branding/advert

Guest hospitality

Press and Public Relations opportunities

"The knowledge that you will be supporting the UK's leading children's cancer charity".


About to enter its fourth year, The Cottier Chamber Project is the UK's biggest chamber music festival and forms a core part of the West End Festival's programme. Featuring predominantly Scottish-based ensembles, performances last around an hour, mostly taking place in the stunning Cottier Theatre. Repertoire covers music from the 1500s through to first performances, with an incredibly varied line up of groups - string, wind, brass, vocal, mixed, jazz and world music groups are all included. Specific programme details are available on request and attractive sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Andy Saunders, Artistic Director. Address: The White House, 50 Havelock Street, Glasgow G11 5JE. Tel.: 07794159214. E-mail:
link to website


The EMMA'S (The Electronic Music Maker Awards Scotland) have been supported by Minister for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop and are also supported by Pressure, Supernova, Soma Records, Electronica Magazine, Subcity Radio and Radiomagnetic. The EMMA's are the first of their kind for this genre in Scotland and have a significant market to aim for, their target audience being predominantly youthful, aged between 18 and 35, with scope for extensive media coverage through various specialist media and newspaper features and entertainment sections. Testaments from Soma Records' artists Alex Smoke, Gary Beck and Graeme Reedie of Silicone Soul highlight the level of support. The aim is to promote excellence in electronic production, with involvement in everything from club nights (the end product of electronic music) to industry and networking events, such as Soma School (promoting the production side). EMMA'S Awards represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in a highly engaging and comprehensive initiative within a youthful growing market, which interacts at various levels throughout the year, feeding the promotional wheel as it rolls out. "I am looking for two or three main sponsors at a value of around £1,000". Contact: Graeme Fleck. Address: 1/2 152 Calder Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G42 7QF. Tel.: 07983 599454. E-mail:
link to website

Benefits for the Main Sponsor

    Corporate logo displayed prominently on on flyers (three rounds of 5,000) and posters (TBA)

    Logo displayed on all e-mails, letters and formal communications on behalf of EMMA'S Awards

    Logo displayed on 8ft by 2ft banner to be displayed at over twenty events from roadshows to club nights across Scotland, including nights with attendance in excess of 1,000 people

    Input into flyer packs or display (with company logo on the main banners) at Scotcampus Freshers' Festival, targeting 20,000+ students

    Logo and links displayed prominently on official website used for public voting mechanism

    EMMA'S Spotlight magazine-style website, which is being developed to provide regular monthly updates on new artists, promoters and venues in Scotland

    EMMA'S TV is planned to bring updates on big name international touring DJs visiting Scotland and to present the lowdown on venues, tours and related info. - logo displayed on episodes on YouTube channel and on EMMA'S Spotlight website

    Logos displayed in promo images and professional photography of the event, to be included in press pack before and after the event

    In addition, social networking sites will provide links and access to the network of electronic music associated demographics. Facebook pages including EMMAS SCOTLAND, EMMAS EDINBURGH, EMMAS ABERDEEN and EMMAS DUNDEE, Twitter, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and MySpace; these will provide social marketing tools to target young people between 18 and 35 in each major city in Scotland, with sponsored stories, logos and info. about the sponsor's company and products or events

    Other opportunities exist with lower level sponsorship with smaller logos displayed, feature articles on the website; featured stories on Facebook, promotional leaflets added to promo packs and various other forms subject to negotiation. Sponsorship at this level can be through funds of £100 to £300 or providing services of a similar value.



GP Management is searching for a headline sponsor for its prestigious event, The Grand Prix Ball. "The Grand Prix Ball has become one of the staple events in London's social calendar during the summer season. This super glamorous, annual black tie affair kicks off the British Grand Prix with a bang! Share the red carpet with the stars from the glamorous world of Formula 1 and the Who's Who of the London scene. To begin proceedings the roars of some stunningly-engineered cars will be heard as our signature F1 demonstration lights up the tarmac. You will be wined and dined within the beautiful grounds of the Hurlingham Club, providing you with the opportunity to network with our star-studded guest list over a delicious three course dinner. The evening will be topped off by a series of live performances by chart topping artists and DJs, entertaining you until the early hours. The Grand Prix Ball is the perfect event to get you revved up for the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone and for 2018 will be in support of Aston Martin Redbull F1 team's charity, Wings For Life. Contact: Winston Douglas, C.O.O.. Address: 607 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, W1B 5TF. Tel.: 02037738150. E-mail:
link to website

Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about the opportunity to sponsor The Grand Prix Ball (pdf format)


The Global Music Foundation is a non-profit organisation, formed in December 2004. The foundation's aim is to share its musical knowledge, ideas and experience in an open, friendly and constructive artistic environment and to deliver high quality arts and culture events to the public. It does this through an ever-expanding series of concerts, workshops, seminars and events around Europe that provide the ideal opportunity to perform, share and learn together. These events provide an opportunity to present a sponsor's product or service to an audience that is receptive and positive. Global Music Foundation understands the commercial needs of a sponsor at whatever level of support is chosen. Benefits to sponsors include     extensive site branding exposed to a concert-going public of several thousand people     ad. spots and logo projections at concerts shown on a large venue screen     sampling and product placement    media exposure through event marketing, and active involvement in radio, television and new e-media broadcasts    VIP tickets for sponsors and their clients providing access to the corporate area. The name and logo of the sponsor would be included on all promotional material, including tickets, leaflets, posters, press releases, etc. Branding can be displayed about the site on the day of the concert at various locations (including entry to venues, stage, site, ticket checkpoints, etc.). Logos printed on street banners at entrances to towns. Further options can also be discussed. Venue capacities range from 300 to 10,000, depending on the programme. This Global Music Foundation can claim global impact, with yearly international events in six countries in Europe (and more in the pipeline). Other benefits include: being associated with a high quality, cross-community organisation providing educational opportunities and training for people of all ages from all over the world. Sponsors can also support assisted places on courses and make them available to people who otherwise could not afford to attend. GMF can design the sponsor package to suit the sponsor's requirements and budget. Take a look at the list of events they have coming up and the countries in which they will be presented. These events represent a marketing opportunity that is pan-European. "If your company has a policy of supporting music/arts learning initiatives, The Global Music Foundation provides the perfect opportunity to meet your objectives". Contact: Ian McClaren, Marketing Director. Address: 183A Stonegate Road, Leeds LS6 4PU. Tel.: 07974 140035. E-mail: sponsor@globalmusicfoundation.org
link to website


Gospel Frontiers is a company committed to supporting and promoting Christian and gospel music in the UK. The company actively supports upcoming Christian and gospel singers, singer/songwriters, groups and choirs, and increased sponsorship will assist in the ability of Gospel Frontiers to have a greater effect with these. Gospel Frontiers currently manages Beatrice Muniu, who is an active performer at numerous events and concerts throughout the year. The company has available for sponsorship a number of artists who are already well known, in addition to Beatrice Muniu. Gospel Frontiers also hosts a number of websites and is also looking for sponsorship for all or any of these. Generally this would be on an annual basis, reviewed at each year end. The company provides promotion of events and the opportunity for various companies to advertise at one or numerous events through tickets, programmes and advertising leaflets and posters. Gospel and Christian music is an emerging market in the UK - and this will be growing. Coupled with a strongly-focussed web presence, already a growing source of global and national trade and advertising, Gospel Frontiers is confident that, in conjunction with those that it represents, it can be a benefit to the sponsor's company and its advertising requirements. Contact: Ian Lloyd, Director. Address: 8 Balgowan Road, Beckenham BR3 4HJ. Tel.: 0207 038 5753. E-mail: ian@gospelfrontiers.com.
link to website


Jazz Services is a charitable organisation that exists to promote and support the development of jazz in the UK. The organisation offers a comprehensive information, advice and support and consultancy service to musicians, bands, promoters and managers to promote UK jazz to national and international audiences, and actively campaigns to improve the overall standards of music education. Business benefits are detailed in the charity's sponsorship brochure. Contact: Ms Humie Webbe, Project Manager. Address: 11 Craiglee Drive, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4BN. Tel.: 029 2091 2126. E-mail:
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information from Jazz Services Ltd. (pdf format)


Kala Phool is an arts development agency that strives to make diverse artforms accessible, fun and low cost. Currently not core funded, Kala Phool needs financial support from like-minded organisations that want to work with it. Projects Kala Phool develops and delivers include the Brighton Hip Hop Festival, which boasts a position as the UK's largest celebration of Hip Hop culture. Kala Phool currently works globally with existing and emerging partners, as well as those from across the UK, pushing the boundaries in making all the artforms under the Hip Hop 'banner' visible. Kala Phool are keen to have sponsors come and support their vision - they are open to more than one supporter.     Mother India 21st Century Remix - this project is currently under development and involves the rescoring of the iconic and Oscar award winning Indian epic, Mother India. It will be produced using the talent of the world's top Turntablist, bringing the film to a fresh new audience with India and Pakistan's independence as its inspiration.     Frieze Box - imagine, a box covered in canvas in the middle of your town, school or on a roundabout, with artists working on it in rotation. This is the concept and currently Frieze Box is being developed to work with younger people, in schools and with national festivals. It's a way of taking the art to the people and allowing them to have a go. Quality is foremost in Kala Phool's visioning and the agency works with the best of the best, the most respected and credible artists ... but also in their own right they value Kala Phool's work. Kala Phool works to support under-developed artform sectors that may not necessarily have a voice. It advocates on strategic, national and international levels with a variety of agencies. "We want to hear from you". Contact: Ms Indy Hunjan. Address: PO Box 106, Brighton, East Sussex BN50 9BU. Tel.: +44 (0) 7977 449052. E-mail: indy@kalaphool.com
link to Kalaphool website
link to Brighton Hip Hop Festival website


The chorus of the Leeds Philharmonic Society is a chorus of national standing which regularly broadcasts for the BBC, and which has made a number of commercial recordings. Its members are all amateurs, however, and the society is largely self-financing. The society is looking for sponsors for two areas. First, to enable the chorus to undertake an overseas tour of some 100+ singers to Budapest, Bratsilava and Prague, without the financial burden being totally on the chorus's individual members. The society anticipates having to meet the cost of travel and accommodation, together with the cost of an organist, orchestra, soloists and music hire in the host countries. Secondly, to contribute to the cost of those concerts the society promotes itself, outside of the Leeds International Concert Season. Again it is looking at the cost of a conductor, orchestra, soloists and the hire of Leeds Town Hall or another venue. Sponsors will be fully credited on all promotional material both in the UK and in Europe and the society is open to discussion on more innovative ways to celebrate any partnership. Contact: Jack Parkes. Address: 46 Eden Mount, Burley, Leeds LS4 2TD. Tel.: 0113 2287806. E-mail: Jack.Parkes@ntlworld.com
link to website


Limetree Music & Arts Festival is becoming well respected in the Festival arena, having been nominated for Best Small Festival and Best Live Performances in the Festival of the Year Awards. The festival attracts a mature, professional audience with its core appeal being to young families. The business's turnover is doubling year on year. Operated and managed by a small team headed by Sean Birdsall, a Finance Director in a successful construction company, the festival has attracted masses of good PR and publicity which can be viewed online or sent to anyone who registers an interest. Sponsors will have exclusivity and various options can be discussed. "We are now getting national coverage in print and will be expecting some TV coverage in the near future. The festival would be particularly attractive to a drinks company, as Limetree operates its own bars and could offer a fully exclusive deal with a drinks operator, including them in all direct marketing materials (100,000+ A5 flyers) and incorporating a full web presence. Bespoke deals are available, so please do get in touch". Contact: Sean Birdsall, Managing Director. Address: 10 Scarthingwell Park, Barkton Ash, Leeds LS24 9PG. Tel.: 01937 557812. Fax: 07941 477067. E-mail: sean@limetreefestival.co.uk.
link to website


The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival (LICMF) has been in existence since 2004 with the aim of bringing chamber music of the highest quality to remote areas of our county, and to audiences who would otherwise not have the opportunity for such a wonderful experience. "Using a variety of venues, including churches, country houses and small village halls, we have been able to bring the joy of live music to such communities, performed by first-class musicians with truly international reputations, who thrill their audiences and enrich their enjoyment. We achieve this through the expertise of our Lincolnshire-born artistic director, Ashley Wass, who is fully committed to the festival - he creates imaginative and varied programmes on a different theme each year, and has also included specially-commissioned works in the repertoire which have been given their premieres in Lincolnshire! In 2014 we began a new venture, taking professional musicians into primary schools to give 'workshops' to as many pupils as possible, including many small village schools, and providing a wonderful opportunity for the children; one of our headteachers described our visit as 'a privilege'. These musicians then perform as part of our very successful Lunchtime Concert series at the Lincoln Drill Hall which takes place once a month from September to July. As part of the coming festival in August 2015, we will be including, for the first time, two programmes aimed specifically at very young audiences at Lincoln Drill Hall, one based around Debussy's "Childrens' Corner" (with one of the BBC Young Musician finalists as pianist) and the other bringing a fresh view to Alice in Wonderland, with music from twelve current British composers (including Elvis Costello) and a text by Louis de Bernieres. Our festival is recognised by the BBC as one of the country's leading chamber music festivals. They have broadcast our concerts as part of the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series for the past four years and will be returning this year. Any sponsors are acknowledged and thanked in all of our programmes and brochures, and on the website, unless they choose otherwise. Members of the board can be contacted via LICMF's office address at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY, by telephone on 07757708858 or via e-mail on
licmfoffice@ntlworld.com". Contact: Jane O'Farrell. Address: LICMF, 27 Chauntry Road, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9HH. Tel.: 01507 462751. Fax: 01507 462751. E-mail: jane.ofarrell@virgin.net
link to website

Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered by the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival (pdf format)


Lusty Glaze Beach is a perfect horseshoe shaped cove nestled at the north end of Newquay Bay. It has an adventure centre with surf school and zip wire abseiling all from the 120 foot high cliffs that surround it. "We have an amazing bar and restaurant that has been voted Top 10 beach bar in Europe by Orange Mobile. This gives us the perfect backdrop for our events. We have everything from live music featuring REEF and the John Butler Trio to the only beach Theatre Night on the north coast of Cornwall. In addition we have beach sports, such as our famous tag rugby event - which is run in tandem with the RFU over the August Bank Holiday weekend - and surf contests such as the flying fish retro event. We are opening up new avenues with our events and are looking for partner brands who want to add something different and new to their events portfolio. Please contact us". Contact: Nick Webb, Marketing Manager. Address: Lusty Glaze Beach, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay TR7 3BL. Tel.: 07990 513694. E-mail:
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information from Lusty Glaze Beach (pdf format)


The Mill at Sonning, the delightful and highly successful dinner theatre, warmly invites you to become a sponsor. "In return we can offer a range of first class benefits (see list below) for you or your company. They could be used as gifts to friends or for entertaining clients". Contact: Sally Hughes, Managing Director. Address: The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd., Sonning Eye, Sonning, Reading RG4 6TY. Tel.: 0118 969 6039. E-mail:
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information from The Mill at Sonning (Word format)

Benefits (please call to confirm current details)

     £500 + VAT: sponsors will receive two tickets for the first night of each of these productions and be invited to an after-show champagne reception to meet the cast; plus a dedication on the theatre's patrons' page in the programme for a whole year
     £1,000 + VAT: four tickets to each first night, champagne reception and a patrons' page dedication; plus a 1/4 page advert in the programme for the two shows
     £2,500 + VAT: ten tickets to each first night, champagne reception and patrons' page dedication; plus a 1/2 page advert for the two shows
     £5,000 + VAT: all of the above and a 1/2 page advert in the programme for the whole year; plus, ten tickets to use during the year


The Music Design Awards recognise designers, worldwide, for the outstanding work they do for the music industry, at every level. To those in the know, designing for the music industry takes hard, hard work and real innovation - strokes of brilliance underscored with inspiration - leading to spectacular end results. Design for the music industry is unrelentingly challenging and occupies the minds of the world's most inspired, leading-edge designers and design houses. The Music Design Awards represent an opportunity for designers around the world to enter their projects for clients. The awards are truly global in context and open to designers from all regions. There are sixty-two awards to win - eleven project categories across five music genre groupings and seven continental region categories. Leading companies seeking to encourage and reward great design for the music industry support the Music Design Awards, such as Eye magazine and Art Vinyl, who supported the launch Awards in 2009. The organisers of the Music Design Awards are keen to foster longer term relationships with partners/supporters and build enduring two-way relationships, ensuring supporters benefit from positive exposure and the Awards benefit from the credible support of companies for whom the link between design and music is important. Supporting organisations will benefit from electronic media exposure (in the form of website and editorial content), email activity, e-bulletins and e-ads on search engines. They will also gain exposure in more traditional media such as direct mail, editorial in trade titles, carefully selected display advertising and support from media partners. Contact: Marie Thomas, Operations Director. Address: Music Design Awards (jla), 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW. Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8675 8405. E-mail: marie.thomas@musicdesignawards.com.
link to website


The National Concert Orchestra of Great Britain was formed with two specific remits: (a)to provide valuable work opportunities for graduate music students; and (b) to perform music repertoire which is commercially feasible and desirable. The orchestra itself is basically fixed at thirty musicians and is expanded to forty-five musicians on occasion. The repertoire performed ranges from 'Popular Classical' to 'Light Popular' and a variety of concert performances. The sponsorship opportunity is for a person or persons, with a genuine interest in a wide genre of orchestral music, to participate in the development of the orchestra, its players (who are mostly in their early twenties) and in overseeing the presentation to a wider public of music repertoire other than the heavy classics. "As Musical Direcor and Conductor of the orchestra", says Greg Francis, "my own experience has been in writing orchestrations and conducting some of the well known orchestras, including five years with various of the BBC (light) orchestras in the 1980s and the German Radio Orchestras (NDR and HR Frankfurt). I have most recently orchestrated for and conducted two programmes of popular music for the RLPO (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) which have been extremely popular with the wider public. As I am now sixty-two years of age, I have the personal time and resources to provide most of the musical orchestrations to the orchestra free of charge, and so none of the sponsorship money would be used for this purpose. To sponsor one concert of any of the above music programmes would require an input of up to, but not exceeding, £5,700.00, to guarantee against any unexpected losses. We do not require sponsorship to purchase instruments or music parts. The orchestra has good forward bookings". Contact: Greg Francis, Musical Director. Address: Marton Lodge, 3 New Hall Avenue North, Blackpool FY4 5HY. Tel.: 01253 695446. E-mail: greg@usoproductions.co.uk.
link to website


Newark Blues Festival is the only event of its kind in the East Midlands area. Organised by local musicians and music enthusiasts on a volunteer basis, the festival takes place in numerous venues across the town, with several feature events also being held in the grounds of Newark Castle throughout the weekend. "If you would like to talk further about becoming involved with Newark Blues Festival in any capacity whatsoever, please feel free to call us or drop us an email. We look forward to talking with you soon". Contact: Darren Pointing, Chairman. Address: 1 Dale Way, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3GH. Tel.: 07903 598256. E-mail:
link to website


Ongoing - annual
Described by The Times as 'hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying', actress, singer and writer Nina Kristofferson is bringing her very special show, the Billie Holiday Story, which attracted critical and public acclaim, to a theatre near you after its sell-out run in London's West End and its 2014 Tour. This musical play is a brilliant cocktail of songs and stories from Billie Holiday's life, stirring the haunting memories that plagued her, featuring her greatest hits, God Bless The Child, Lover Man, Strange Fruit, Don't Explain, All of Me and many more, accompanied by an outstanding live jazz band. "The story embraces Billie at her best and at her worst, giving you an understanding of what she had to endure to survive to become the legend that she is today. Her story is timeless and echoes so many artistes in general who embrace the jazz, pop, screen, theatre and rock world. Billie Holiday, the unforgettable Lady Day! The demographic profile of the audience for the show ranges from 15 years and upwards. Our sponsorship packages are tailored to the individual needs of our sponsors, enabling you to achieve the maximum exposure and awareness of your brand, product, service or business. There is no sponsor or donation too big or small for us to accommodate. Each company will receive a range of tailored benefits that are exclusive to each partnership and are consistent with their level of support. These can include clients having dinner with the cast after the performance, voice-coaching/band sessions and backstage tours. So please get in touch, even if you would just like to run an idea past us, by emailing:
sponsorship2day@gmail.com. For more information on the show, click the link below to access the website". Contact: Elizabeth Davies, Sponsorship Administrator. Address: Suite 279, 116 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London N3 2DN. Tel.: +44 (0) 20 3138 0950. E-mail: sponsorship2day@gmail.com
link to website


The Oakwell Music Festival is a one day event set in the beautiful Oakwell Hall Country Park. This is a non profit event with proceeds going to charities and good causes in the local area. "The event consists of two stages with up to sixteen bands playing throughout the event; along with live music we will have plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Our music lineup will include local bands and artists along with more established headliners. This is the first time anyone has been allowed to put on a festival at this unique venue, with its natural amphitheatre and 110 acres of stunning country park. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us at the beginning and have an influence and association with this brand new Music Festival Event. It is impossible to put a price on having your brand of name linked to an event that generates so much good feeling, and with plenty of opportunity of brand placement at the event". Contact: Paul Fisher. Address: 21 Dewsbury Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton BD19 4AX. Tel.: 07766254850. E-mail:
link to website


The historic and picturesque Cornish fishing village of Polperro has held a nine day Community Music and Arts Festival for the past eighteen years. "We're a non-profit event, run by volunteers with the aim of highlighting Polperro, Cornwall, and local arts, music and the environment and we are always looking for sponsorship as we run entirely off these and other donations. There are many opportunities, from covering the costs of our marquee in the village (approximately £1,800) to an advert in our programme at £75, or on our website. Our little website gets 20,000+ visits per annum and we print 1,000 programmes that are sold to locals and visiting tourists. We have no large corporations in the village, so have to search much further afield". Please make contact to check curreent details. Contact: Robert Springett, Chair. Address: c/o Top Floor Flat, Little Cottage, Landaviddy Lane, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RT. Tel.: 07813 303445. E-mail:
link to website


Ongoing - annual
Rhythms of the World is a community festival which competes with the big boys! "Voted one of Songlines Magazine's Top Ten UK Summer Festivals - alongside the likes of the Womad and Latitude festivals - we offer 125 musical acts from 'around the World and round the corner', across six stages. We also provide a host of other entertainment: a Family Area, a Community Arts arena, including our Street Art Wall and a chill out Garden. Up to 30,000 people visit Rhythms of the World from across the region each year. It's located right in the heart of the beautiful market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire - just twenty-eight minutes by train from London. Whilst it's a great place to discover music you've never heard before, you can also see a host of household names. Past performers include rock legends The Damned, jazz impresario Courtney Pine, Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle and 2015 Brits Critics' Choice winner James Bay. We offer a host of sponsorship and advertising packages, starting from just £400.00 plus VAT. As well as event sponsorship, we have opportunities to sponsor a stage, the wristbands, lanyards or crew T shirts. Product sampling is also available. As Rhythms of the World is a registered charity, by sponsoring our event, you'll also be meeting your company's corporate social responsibility objectives. You could even get your staff involved in some of our many corporate volunteering opportunities". Contact: Cath Cole, Head of Sponsorship. Address: PO Box 121, Hitchin SG5 2WB. Tel.: 07786 270192. E-mail:
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered by Rhythms of the World (pdf format)


Rock Generation will be a three day rock music festival with one main sixty foot stage hosting twenty-four bands over the course of the weekend. "Our Mission - the Rock Generation Music Festival idea was born from our passion to help people. Not only are we aiming to raise money for The Samaritans, in the form of donating all net profits from ticket sales, but we are also creating a festival that focuses around mental-physical well-being and addictions through the presence of mentors and practitioners who will attend and create relaxing and advisory areas. In addition to the performances onstage, there will be various different relaxing zones and therapy tents and advisors - various different practitioners will be on hand to offer support to anyone that needs it. The theme will be positive and vibrant, with     a small stage supporting up and coming musicians through their process    a healthy well-being area for anyone coming away from an addiction and wanting to be with like-minded people    talks from various different champions who have overcome depression and addiction    Of course, an array of bars, food stalls and daily entertainment such as you would expect at any UK music festival    not forgetting our wonderful wall of faith, designed by our guest artist and open for all to leave a message of hope! All of this will take place at The Hop Farm, one of the most famous and recognisable features of the Garden of England, boasting the world's largest collection of iconic Victorian oast houses. Its long and illustrious history spans nearly five centuries from its humble origins as a working hop farm to the picturesque location it has become. The Hop Farm will open its gates to Rock Generation, able to hold an impressive 50,000 capacity. Stretched over the beautiful countryside it is the size of 100 football pitches. Being located near all major London airports and the Channel Tunnel, the venue will allow us to welcome UK and international rock fans. It has previously played host to the likes of artists such as Prince, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Iggy and the Stooges, Peter Gabriel, Suede and Florence and The Machine, to name a few. Reach - our press partners are Kerrang, Loudwire, Team Rock and Rolling Stone, who have average hits and readers of over five million, including a soon-to-go-to-print double page spread in Metal Hammer magazine, which sponsors will be featured in. All Production Ready: Stage and Sound, Backline, Accommodation, Venue and Layout, Stage managers, Personnel, Transport, Food, Drink, Security, Tickets, Merchandise, Camping, Glamping. We have someone who has been thirty years in the business and has toured with most of the bands. We also have a stage manager who has been stage manager for Metallica and Glastonbury 2017. Please see the sponsorship pack available via the download button below. All packages can be tailored to your business all details can be found at www.rockgeneration.co.uk". Contact: Neil Cooper, Director. Tel.: 07984583367. Address: 28 Osprey House, Archer Close, Studley B80 7HG. E-mail:
link to website

Sponsorship benefits

Rock Generation is offering the opportunity for brand sponsors to broaden their reach and support their chosen charities - The Samaritans. We have set aside a field within the festival 100m x 100m to programme your own in-house event complete with 36m stage. This will be a complete product sampling master area - no other brands will be sold within this area other than the chosen sponsor products, a complete company zone.

     Main Stage branding      Live advertising announcements throughout the event (on-screen)      Brand logo on all official advertising artwork/merchandise (pre-event as well as show weekend)      Social media campaign, including official festival platforms plus stake holders. Platforms, ie bands, charities, press = a tremendous reach (pre-event as well as show weekend)      Full access to the festival ticket buyers' database for independent promotions (post-event)      Opportunity to work closely with the charity The Samaritans      50 VIP weekend festival tickets      200 weekend camping tickets      Documentary footage plus TV live event      Artist demonstrations for brand


Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about the opportunity to sponsor the Rock Generation music festival (pdf format)


Roll Your Own Productions are offering a sponsored advertisement deal in association with Exit 7, produced by Roll Your Own Productions and airing on Made Television. "The show will air on all four Made TV stations in Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and Tyne & Wear for seven weeks (seven episodes). The shows will be repeated on these stations roughly ten times in the week following, including Friday's prime time 9.00pm slot, giving added exposure. The sponsorship would incorporate a 'mini-advertisement' before the show (10 seconds), bookending the commercial break (5 seconds each) and at the end of the show (10 seconds). This advertisement would give you 30 seconds of commercial air time for each episode. The style would be up to you, but would have to abide by standard Ofcom rules and include a line such as 'Exit 7 is sponsored by ...'. We have included some more information in our download document (see link below), which also contains some suggested pricing and contact details. If you are interested, then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you". Contact: David Roberts. Address: Portland House, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5EQ. Tel.: 07479 751412. E-mail:
link to website


  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered by Roll Your Own Productions (pdf format)


Santa Santa! is a new family musical with Santa as the main protagonist, in the tradition of Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, etc. "We are currently in the final days of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to mount a concert performance in London's West End at the end of this year. The campaign concludes at midnight, Tuesday, September 9th, so we urge you to watch our explanatory video -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1331360544/santa-santa - and to consider sponsorship with haste! Many thanks". Contact: Aidan Bell. E-mail: aidan1@aidanbell.com.
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download a poster relating to Santa Santa!



Royal Blind are looking for a title sponsor for the Scottish Royal Variety Performance, which runs every two years. This high profile event attracts top artists from around the UK, who perform at this red carpet event to raise vital funds for Royal Blind. Royal Blind is a leading Scottish charity that provides services for blind and multiple disabled children. The event is the biggest in the charity's calendar and they are now looking for financial support. In return the title sponsor will receive a proliferation of media exposure, including TV coverage of the event itself. "If you are at all interested in sponsorship opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can discuss various options". Contact: Mrs Helen Forrest. Address: 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh EH10 4NW. Tel.: 0131 229 1456. E-mail: helen.forrest@royalblind.org
link to website


"Would you like to promote your products or services to 7,000+ local people in Dagenham and the surrounding areas? One that promotes community cohesion to meet your corporate social responsibility aims?" In the Mix is a community cohesion festival, in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, aimed at bringing about better understanding and harmony in the community, especially across race, age and religion whilst celebrating talent and diversity. The event is advertised in the local press and also via a full advertising campaign on the local radio station that reaches 29,000 adults per week. The project is initiated by the charity Seedtime Projects. "We believe that by bringing the entire community together to celebrate diversity through music, art and entertainment, there will be better understanding between various groups of people living in the community. Community cohesion is a buzz word in Barking and Dagenham and In The Mix is truly becoming on of the main events for connecting the local community. Seedtime Projects has various sponsorship packages available from £50 - £30,000. Further information is available on request. Get Ready ... get In The Mix!" Contact: Dawn Quye-Joyce, Community Engagement Manager. Address: 5a Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, Essex RM9 5PA. Tel.: 020 8596 0106. Fax: 020 8526 7011. E-mail:
link to website


We are a not-for-profit social enterprise and seek to promote a love of music, art and local heritage throughout Bloomsbury.      Mission Statement: Soundcastle is a pioneering arts collective which creates original music through a diverse range of collaborations. Our artistic ethos is to engage first and foremost with the people and the place with which we are working. Our mission is to - explore exciting and inspiring approaches to music making; promote music as an individual and collective voice; make links within and between communities.
     Professional Testimonial: 'Soundcastle are an exciting, high quality, innovative ensemble established by musicians on the Guildhall Masters Leadership Programme. The ensemble consists of four excellent portfolio musicians who have much to offer society at large as performers, creative collaborators, leaders and teachers. The collective artistic and educational experience of these individuals will make Soundcastle more than the sum of its parts and bring new and extraordinary experiences to a wide range of people in a variety of contexts', Sean Gregory, Director of Creative Learning, Barbican/Guildhall. Let's celebrate local heritage through music, song and dance. Contact: Rachael Perrin. Address: 18 Sundorne Road, Greenwich SE7 7PP. Tel.: 447525059570. E-mail:
link to website


With the recent success of the men's and women's Team GB in the 2017 Olympics, plus the England 7s side having a hugely successful season, rugby 7s is taking off in a big way. Originating in 2015, South West 7s is now heading into its third successful year. The event is quickly becoming one of the biggest multi-sports and music festivals in the south west. With over forty teams already signed up to play at Cleve RFC in Bristol between 2nd and 4th June, 2017 is shaping up to be another great year for the festival, with organisers predicting some 2,000+ attendees of all ages over the weekend - see
www.southwest7s.co.uk. South West 7s prides itself on its multi-sport focus, from grassroots level upwards, delivering an all-inclusive weekend with five competitions for all levels and ages, live music, local food traders, on-site camping and a great festival atmosphere. With full backing from the RFU forming a part of their 24/7s Series, the SW7s production team is proud to be leading the way in rugby 7s development in Bristol and the south west. "Having recently moved to Cleve RFC due to the need for more pitch space to grow the event even further, Cleve RFC boasts some of the best pitches and club facilities in the south west, which, teamed with our great festival design and management we are very excited about this year. Our dynamic team has some great ideas about how to deliver a bespoke sponsorship package specific to you, targeting your brand ideals and your consumer market within our diverse demographic of attendees. Get involved:     our 2017 sponsorship pack can be downloaded for your perusal (see the download button below); we are very open to creating packages specific to your budget and goals. We are looking to build positive and lasting relationships with local businesses, progressing the event to our target of 5,000 attendees in the next three years". Contact: Thea Wise. Address: South West 7s, Unit 9, Montpellier Central, Station Road, Bristol BS6 5EE. Tel.: 07752610810. E-mail: info@southwest7s.co.uk.
link to website


Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about the opportunity to sponsor South West 7s Multi-Sport and Music Festival (pdf format)


Vital Sounds Foundation is a newly established charity, founded by Steve Haw and Mark Cunningham, to promote awareness and screening of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and advocate health and well-being in young people. Current patrons of the charity are Liverpool FC legends Mark Lawrenson and Alan Hansen. Southport Rocks Music Festival is the main fundraising event for the foundation, organised by Steve and Mark. It is a wholly independent event and is staffed entirely by volunteers. More detailed information about sponsorship opportunities is available on request. Contact: Debbie McGlone. Address: 51 Aughton Road, Southport PR8 2AJ. Tel.: 07587 634262. E-mail:
link to website


Sports International Management Ltd. is a globally recognised athlete management, sports marketing and brand management company, based in central London with over fifteen years' industry experience. The company's clients include internationally renowned athletes, sporting legends and varied global events, including music festivals and concerts. It is focussed on providing an excellent bespoke service for all of its clients. Contact: Roger Barnes, Director. Address: 64 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QD. Tel.: 0207 6310 408. Fax: 0207 6310 403. E-mail: hq@s-i-m-l.com
link to website


Stardreams Musical Theatre Company is the dream of Robert Edmunds, who has been a musical director with several theatre companies throughout South Wales for the past twenty years. His aim is to bring together the very best in natural talent to create a musical theatre company like no other, and to provide opportunities for the young people of Wales who have always dreamed of being a star. "As Stardreams Musical Theatre Company prepares to mount another exciting production", says Robert, "I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in a partnership that will benefit your company in a number of ways. The company is a professionally run organisation which stages two productions a year and gives young people a chance to participate in the development of professional-quality musical theatre. Our past productions have a history of being smash hit shows, and consistently play to very good houses. We have a range of excellent sponsorship packages available. Why not take a look at what we do!" Contact: Robert Edmunds, Founder and Musical Director. Address: 49 Tyntyla Avenue, Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF41 7SU. Tel.: 01443 439466. E-mail: robertstardreams@googlemail.com.
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information from Stardreams Musical Theatre Company (pdf format)


Thame Arts & Literature Festival, which takes place on the third weekend in October, is a vibrant and exciting festival, now in its seventh year. "In recent years we have hosted BBC Radio 4, Will Gompertz, Jonathan Dimbleby, Mary Berry, Michael Morpurgo, Sophie Dahl, George Monbiot, Vince Cable and many others. Contact us for full details of the exciting range of sponsorship opportunities which we offer". Contact: Steve Bannister. Tel.: 07712 090514. Address: 12 Aston Street, Oxford OX4 1EP. E-mail:
link to website


One weekend with approximately thirty-five events
3,000 tickets sold
5,000 printed high quality A5 brochures
1,250 newsletter database
A website that includes an online ticketing facility Twitter and Facebook campaigns starting in May each year
- our philosophy is to be friendly yet professional - and accessible as well as challenging.

85% of attenders are based within twenty-five miles of Oxford and Thame and are aged between 35 and 65

    Commercial partnerships

Headline Sponsor - works closely with the festival at all levels; benefits include naming rights, staff discount, joint events, private events, joint promotions, competitions, etc., etc.
Associate Partner - a more structured package with more pre-defined benefits, including (amongst other benefits) branding involvement at all events, ten x complimentary tickets, full page advert in the souvenir brochure, promotional links in newsletters and other digital correspondence, invitations to special events, including the VIP Launch evening, etc.
Event Partner - with some thirty-five events to choose from, an Event Partner benefits from branding involvement at the event, four x complimentary tickets, 1/2 page advert in the souvenir brochure, logos on and links to and from the TAL website, invitations to the VIP Launch evening.


Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered by Thame Arts & Literature Festival (pdf format)


Ongoing (annual event)

UKCountryRadio.com is an established online radio station playing the best in British country music, alongside established names from America and providing a much-needed outlet for talented country music artists from the UK. "Our annual Birthday Party and Awards aims to recognise and celebrate the best UK country artists. The event has been substantially expanded with the introduction of several new awards and a move to a new prestigious venue. We are seeking a number of ongoing or one-off sponsors to enable us to enhance the event further - please see the list of opportunities below. Various levels of sponsorship are available - please enquire for more details". Contact: Allan Watkiss. Address: PO Box 318, Leeds LS26 1DD. Tel.: 07973 212956. E-mail:
link to website


     Funding a big-name headline artist
     Covering expenses for performing artists
     Funding AV equipment hire
     Branding and merchandise
     Obtaining trophies and certificates
     Marketing of the event - paid advertisements in relevant publications, boosting social media posts, flyers/publications


     Branding on promotional material before, during and after the event
     Branding at the event
     An online banner on the station's website
     An on-air commercial
     Advert (with direct link to sponsor's website) in the station's monthly Newsletter for several issues leading up to the event
     Direct link to the sponsor's website on The Wall (of the station's website)
     A table for up to ten people at the event at a heavily discounted rate
     Opportunity to present an Award on stage
     A live radio interview at the event
     Opportunity to market at the event itself (ie a stand)




Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Acidic Records (as part of the Virus Project) is an up-and-coming record label, bringing some of the most amazing new Underground music talent to London. The organisation aims to push the boundaries in any area it is involved in. "As we are a not-for-profit collective, we are unencumbered with the financial difficulties and complications of running a business, and are able to commit our efforts exclusively to the Project and its members. We aim to     create a synergistic community of like-minded people     pool our diverse range of skills for the benefit of all members     teach, share and learn new, different and experimental skills     collaborate on productions of art, music and other media     remain not-for-profit and be driven by ambition and aspiration, not greed     aspire to maintain the Project's independence, and be self-sufficient and reliant only on ourselves     welcome anyone wishing to contribute. Our achievements, in our short time in existence, have brought us to a point where popularity has grown by working and collaborating with other groups like the Elysian Project (www.elysianproject.org) to put on events in and around London. We have also released an EP under the Acidic Records name by one of our many talented producers, Cellardore. The Pattern in the Smoke EP was released over a year ago - and is really going places. You can listen to it here: http://soundcloud.com/cellardore. We are currently looking for help and support with our promotions campaign which starts in April and seeking interest from promoting agencies. This is an amazing opportunity to become a part of a family which is ever-expanding at a fast pace. Are you ready for us? Check us out - our website addresses are listed below". Contact: Peter O'Shea, Deputy Managing Director. Address: 51 Sandcross Lane, Surrey RH2 8EX. Tel.: 07772 712255 E-mail: peter.hepburn.scott@gmail.com.
link to website (Acidic Records)
link to website (Virus Project)


October is International Infant and Baby Loss Awareness Month. The 15th October is the worldwide awareness day. "In 2009 and 2011 I organised a charity concert to raise money for the four main Baby Loss charities and to allow people to come together and publicly remember the babies they have lost. It has been hosted by Shane Richie and Les Dennis and is a fun evening with some very moving moments. Recent performers included Tupele Dorgu (Corrie and Waterloo Road), Stefan Booth (Eastenders) and Steps singer Lisa Scott Lee. This year we hope to make it bigger and better. With the help of a sponsor we could get a PR team on board to help sell it out and help raise the profile of the charities even more. We are only looking for £5,000 for the event, as everyone involved gives their time freely. The money would mainly be used to cover the costs of the venue and PR and marketing for the event". Contact: Jessica Chu, Concert Producer. Address: 22 Gordon Hill EN2 0QP. Tel.: 07974701716. E-mail:
link to website


Inaugurated in 1948, the Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and is a well-established event of national significance and international reputation. It takes place annually over seventeen days in late May/early June, presenting a range of high quality events including orchestral, chamber and contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz, world music and new electronica. The programme takes place mainly in city venues and also includes free-to-the-public outdoor events. A selection of events additionally take place in the surrounding towns and villages of the North East Somerset local authority area. Over the last sixty years the festival has been host to many internationally acclaimed artists and has showcased many spectacular events, including the now famous collaboration between Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar. The first Friday in the Music Festival sees the Party in the City event, which itself is a festival within a festival, being a celebration of local and community talent alongside internationally-renowned performers. There are outdoor and indoor events with over thirty venues in use for that one evening and outdoor busking culminating in an impressive firework display. Contact: Ruth Knagg, Development Director. Address: Abbey Chambers, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1NT. Tel.: 01225 462231. Fax: 01225 445551. E-mail: ruth.knagg@bathfestivals.org.uk.
link to website


AMEV/004 BELOW STAIRS MUSICAL (for cancer research)
Below Stairs, premièred in May 2002 in Chesham. All future stagings will generate money for Cancer Research UK Ltd., as the composer has good cause to thank such a charity, having survived cancers of the colon, liver and lung. The aim now is to mount a production at a large theatre, such as the 1,000-seater Swan in High Wycombe, with the realistic expectation that £25,000 upfront sponsorship will generate at least double that for Cancer Research UK. The resulting high profile exposure will then stimulate the UK amdram circuit to put the show on, thus generating a stream of cash in the future for the charity. "Below Stairs" is a tuneful, feel-good musical set in 1914 at the outbreak of WW1, its star being housemaid Lucy. The website www.BelowStairsShow.com gives full details of the show’s history, its plot, the rave reviews, the cast demands, and so on. Scores and libs are available for assessment hire. There is a warts-and-all video of the première but the show has changed a lot since 2002 and the intention now is to produce a top-quality video of the July Staines production, along with a cast sound recording on CD. Among the show's fans are BBC newsreader Patrick Lunt – who augmented the chorus sound in the first production – and actor/writer Simon Williams (Major Bellamy in TV’s Upstairs, Downstairs), who describes the show as ‘fabulous’. Sponsors of the proposed large-scale charity production will double their investment for cancer research, delight audiences with a feel-good show with memorable tunes and create a stimulus for other amateur operatic societies to stage the work to benefit charity. Contact: Alan Lewis. Address: 16 Battingswood Gardens, Naphill, High Wycombe HP14 4SR. Tel.: 01494 564512. E-mail: belowstairsshow@aol.com
link to website


The Bristol Festival is the south west's hottest new music, arts and culture festival, organised by volunteers to showcase a massive range of local talent. Attracting 14,000 last year, with a capacity of 30,000 for this year, the Bristol Festival is a cultural melting pot of the city's diverse communities of all ages and backgrounds, brought together through the shared enjoyment of music, dance and food. This year 2,000 performers and 300 volunteers join together for the festival located in the heart of the city centre. The festival has two parts    Brizzolfest - a large outdoor site located within the Amphitheatre, including seven stages of live bands, world music, dance, cabaret, street theatre, kids' areas, workshops, interactive digital projections, fire shows and world foods    Rave-on-Avon sees the crowds move into ten nightclubs for the evening. The event is the highlight of the group's year round charity work, including free workshops in arts, music, dance and theatre, with local community groups and schools involved in performances. The group also offers volunteer training, event industry work experience, skills swapping and house local artists in subsidised studios throughout the year. The Bristol Festival has massive public support in the region and receives unprecedented levels of press coverage including BBC and ITV, every local radio station from Community FM to BBC Radio Bristol, front pages and extended features in local press such as Venue Magazine and the Evening Post and over three million website hits a year. Bristol has one of the most edgy and alternative under-30s demographics in the UK and is home to the wealthiest students outside of 'Oxbridge'. "Sponsorship opportunities offer excellent value for money, with advertising across all our publicity. We are flexible and happy to incorporate your ideas when promoting your brand in association with our fantastic project". Contact: Poppy Stephenson. Address: 4th Floor, Bush House, 72 Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QD. Tel.: 0117 328 1492. E-mail: info@thebristolfestival.org
link to website


The British Federation of Brass Bands works to develop and protect the interests of brass bands in the UK and funds educational workshops held by member bands, etc. The Federation is seeking sponsorship support curently for both its major championship events (see details below). Contact: Hayley Granger, Development Officer. Address: 122 Main Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 2HL. Tel.: 01274 511280. Fax: 01274 511281. E-mail: bfbb@clara.net
link to website

Current Opportunities

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
This is an event held annually in September/October, organised by the British Federation of Brass Bands. A championship title, a trophy and prize money are awarded to the winners of each of the five sections/levels. In total around sixty bands take part, this being the main contest of the brass band movement's calendar.

The National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
This event is held annually, organised in five sections/levels of youth bands, who battle it out for championship honours in their sections with trophies and prize money awarded. Around forty bands attend each year. The contest is the main youth contest of the brass band movement.


Contact: Gillian Perkins, Festival Director. Address: 10 Gurney Way, Cambridge CB4 2ED. Tel.: 01223 350544. E-mail: director@cammusic.co.uk.
link to website


Cheltenham Jazz Festival is one of the most exciting dates in the international jazz calendar. From global jazz legends to the hottest contemporary musicians, the Festival offers a host of exciting and high profile events. "In developing corporate partnerships, our responsibility is to provide high quality tangible benefits and the opportunity for your company to attach its brand to an artistic programme of world class quality". Contact: Claire Coleman. Tel.: 01242 775193. E-mail: claire.coleman@cheltenhamfestivals.com.
link to website


Cheltenham Music Festival offers a wide variety of sponsorship packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, in what The Guardian called "one of the biggest and most prestigious [festivals] of the summer". Contact: Claire Coleman. Tel.: 01242 775193. E-mail: claire.coleman@cheltenhamfestivals.com.
link to website


Corsham Festival is an annual seven day arts festival held in Corsham, Wiltshire in late June. The organisers tell us that it was named by the Daily Express as being one of the top fifty arts festivals in the UK and by the Financial Times as one of the UK's emerging arts festivals. Sponsorship is now sought for individual arts events or for the festival as a whole. The Corsham Festival has a particular focus on contemporary music and the work of composer Sir Michael Tippett, who lived in the town for ten years. Contact: Nicholas Keyworth, Festival Director. Address: Osborne House, 1 Station Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9EU. Tel.: 01249-713509. Fax: 01225-464898. E-mail: corsham.festival@virgin.net.
link to website


Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir was formed in 1920 by a group of enthusiastic colliery officials. Originally called the Eastwood Collieries Officials Male Voice Choir, it consisted of around a dozen men. By the middle of the first year the word 'officials' had been dropped and membership increased to around forty voices. During the early days membership was made up solely by the mining community workforce but as the mining industry reduced in size in recent times, members from outside the coal industry were welcomed into the ranks of the choir. The present membership of over fifty is made up of representatives of many trades and professions, with only a few retired members of the coal industry remaining. The choir's repertoire is varied and includes traditional male voice arrangements as well as pieces from other countries and languages. Being well versed in other languages, the choir is equally well travelled. The choir performs at least eighteen concerts annually in England and Wales, raising vital funds and awareness for many local and national charities, including private wedding ceromonies. Sponsorship is needed to enable the choir to perform more concerts, replace existing uniforms and equipment and extend the choir's ability to attract new members through new tours and venues, forging links with local schools and colleges, targeting all age groups and offering them the joys of singing to these persons who might not normally associate themselves with male voice singing. Contact: Lord James Ferrabbee, Hon. General Secretary. Address: 51 The Fieldings, Suttin in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 2TF. Tel.: 01623 552350. E-mail: james@ferrabbee.fsnet.co.uk.
link to website


English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK, visiting more regions and venues than any other English opera company. Touring twice annually to around thirty-three theatres and presenting as many as 120 performances per year to more than 40,000 audience members, from Truro to Perth and Norwich across to Belfast, English Touring Opera is the perfect vehicle for any company with a multi-regional or local focus. "ETO are the ultimate strolling players, taking opera of a remarkably high standard to the most unlikely places". The Guardian. "Sponsorship of English Touring Opera provides you with access to an affluent nationwide audience and affiliation with an acclaimed opera company with a true national reach. Whether it is branding, access to world of opera for your employees, entertaining clients or fulfilling Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, ETO can help you accomplish your philanthropic vision and offer significant publicity opportunities. We offer bespoke and individually tailored sponsorship opportunities in order to meet your company's specific needs. We would be delighted to discuss your ideas to develop the best sponsorship solution for you. This flexible approach also means we can offer something to suit every budget". Contact: Alex Darbyshire, Administrative Director. Address: English Touring Opera, 52-54 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP. Tel.: 020 7833 2555. Fax: 020 7713 8686. E-mail:
link to website


The Ely Folk Weekend is an established traditional music festival based under canvas. The event takes place during the second weekend in July each year. It is widely publicised. The festival is fortunate to be based so close to the historic City of Ely with its famous Cathedral and collection of mediaeval buildings, and takes advantage of this by putting on additional events in the City centre. Tel.: 01353614164. Address: 4 Willow Walk, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4AT. E-mail: info@elyfolk.co.uk
link to website


Probably the coolest surf and music festival north of the equator! Since its inception more than ten years ago, GoldCoast has proved that its sponsors can successfully build brand equity, place product in the hands of its target audience and create an experience that guests take home and share with others, thus expanding their reach. Sponsors wishing to discuss key opportunities and benefits, the marketing plan, target markets, realistic participation and audience numbers, timelines and other essential facts, should get in touch. Contact: Warren D. Latham, Event Director. Address: Unit One, Velator Business Park, Braunton EX33 2DX. Tel.: 01271 817000. Fax: 01271 815926. E-mail: info@goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk.
link to website


The ICA programme incorporates all aspects of visual art - design, digital art, photography - as well as theatre, live music, education, networking events, club nights and talks, managing not only to uphold distinctive identities for each genre but also reflecting the multi-disciplinary sensibility which characterises the organisation. There are many opportunities for corporate partners to support the ICA through sponsorship, from one-off events and bespoke projects, through to partnership on major exhibitions. The ICA prides itself on working very closely with its partners, tailoring packages to meet their objectives and budget. Contact: Rosie Allerhand. Address: The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Tel.: 020 7766 1414. E-mail: rosie@ica.org.uk
link to website

Sponsorship of the ICA provides opportunities for companies to:

     Align themselves with London's most cutting edge and diverse arts institution
     Access artists and the ICA's creative networks
     Access a diverse target market
     Support a renowned cultural institution thereby receiving substantial exposure and acknowledgement
     Market their brand with targeted publicity and press campaigns including national and international press
     Make use of the ICA building in unique ways
     Entertain clients and employees
     Evaluate projects


Sponsorship opportunities are available in connection with the London Bach Society's London Bach Festival, which takes place annually in the autumn. Other concerts and special projects are arranged throughout the year. Settings include period buildings, churches and leading concert halls. Private and corporate memberships are available. The Society's 'Bach Notes' bulletin is published in March and September. Enquiries are welcome at any time. Contact: Mrs. Margaret Steinitz, Director. Address: 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN. Tel.: 01883-717372. Fax: 01883-715851. E-mail: margaretsteinitz@lonbachsoc.demon.co.uk.
link to website


London Concord Singers are an award-winning chamber choir of about thirty mixed voices, based in central London, with a broad-ranging repertoire. The choir was established in 1966 by the conductor, Malcolm Cottle and he has remained the Musical Director. The choir became a registered charity in 1996. The choir gives three main concerts each year in central London. Recent programmes have included a programme of music written for Berlin, including music by Otto Nicolai, Felix Mendelssohn, Kurt Weill and Arvo Pärt. This concert was sponsored by the German embassy. Another recent programme centred around Jewish music, including music by Leonard Bernstein, Ernst Bloch, Kurt Weill and Salomone de Rossi. London Concord Singers have given a number of world, UK and London premières of works by composers such as John Rutter, Andrzej Panufnik, Richard Rodney Bennett, John McCabe, Kenneth Leighton and Michael Ball, as well as pieces specially written for the choir. The choir has also given performances of major contemporary pieces such as Alfred Schnittke’s Choral Concerto and Malcolm Williamson’s Requiem for a Tribe Brother. The choir has performed all of the unaccompanied choral music of Francis Poulenc. Many sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: Robert Hugill, Hon. Secretary. Address: 36 Torrens Road, London SW2 5BT. Tel.: 020 7274 3600. E-mail: info@londonconcordsingers.org.uk.
link to website


Longplayer is a 1,000-year musical composition by Jem Finer. Originally commissioned by Artangel, Longplayer is now cared for by the Longplayer Trust, a non-profit organisation with charitable status. Longplayer, generated by computer, is situated inside London's only lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The music has been playing since December 1999 and is scheduled to repeat itself by December 2999. The trust is planning to build a device to generate Longplayer mechanically, parallel to the computer. The machine will be using 250 Tibetan singing bowls and be up to ten metres high. The estimated cost is £2,000,000. In order to raise the money, the trust has to produce a feasibility study, which will cost about £30,000, and is therefore looking for sponsorship support from sponsors who share their passion for time, in the hope that the project can be sustained for future generations. Contact: Frank Ottersbach, Trust Manager. Address: Longplayer Trust, 183 Norwood Road, London SE24 9AF. Tel.: 020 8671 4968. E-mail: franzottersbach@onetel.net.uk
link to website


If our country had never needed early balloons, kites, First and Second World War planes and gliders, all manner of fixed wing and rotary aircraft and, nowadays, attack helicopters, then The Museum of Army Flying wouldn't need your help now! The museum celebrates over 100 years of flight, is home to a national collection of military kites, gliders, aeroplanes and helicopters and, with imaginative dioramas and static displays, traces the development of Army flying from pre-World War One to the modern Army Air Corps. It has an educational wing for children, hands-on and interactive exhibits, room for conferences, corporate and private parties - and it is situated right next to a working airfield at Middle Wallop in Hampshire. The museum is a charity and relies solely on admission fees, event money and the generosity of donors. It badly needs funds to expand in order to house further aircraft at present in store or out on loan, to improve and modernise its cramped archives, develop workshop space and double its education facilities. The museum hosts Music In The Air, its one big charity fund raising event of the year, when the a crowd of 12,000 enthusiasts who come to picnic on the grass airfield listen to music and watch dazzling aerial displays in the skies above them. The event is highly popular, always a sell out and the museum is looking for sponsors for it. Contact: Alison Brierly, Marketing Director. Address: Musem of army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 8DY. Tel.: 01980 67421. Fax: 01264 781694. E-mail: alison@flying-museum.org.uk
link to website


Sponsors are needed by the Rugby Music Festival. It's the largest live music event in the area (apart from Godiva in Coventry) in 2015. The event will take place in August (dates TBC). RMF15 is a free event: it is planned over two stages and includes twenty-four acts. Many genres of music are featured and the festival has true family appeal, including bars, catering, rides, games, stalls and so on to make for a full and exciting day of entertainment. "The festival is organised by volunteers and the artists play for free. The event is not-for-profit for the community and in aid of charity. It is funded by a limited number of sponsors whose logos and brands are included on the material associated with the event. In return, sponsors contribute either £500.00 ('Sponsor') or £1,000.00 ('Main Sponsor') towards event costs. Examples of sponsors' benefits are listed below. Please contact us for updated information". Contact: David Head, Event Organiser. Tel.: 07720 444084. E-mail:
link to website



     Logo and name across all of our media, online presence and printed materials
     Exploit considerable Midlands publicity
     Promotion across social media
     Badged on the event banners across the town centre for three months
     Logo on event programme
     Logo on 50,000 flyers distributed to every houshold
     Mentions in press releases
     Logo on event signwork
     Demonstrates support for live music
     Shows active involvement in community
     Demonstrate support for young people in the arts (music and dance)
     Demonstrate support for our chosen charities

Main Sponsors

     Everything listed above, plus ...
     Badged on the backdrop to the main stage
     Half page advertisement/feature in the event programme
     Space for additional banners around site
     First refusal sponsoring 2016
     Guaranteed promotion and thanks by comperes three times during the day
     Photo opportunities with organisers and artists
     Backstage access


Sound:check is a night of live music with a difference: artists perform in a manner that best suits the venue. "During the sound check we film a song from each artist to provide beautifully shot and directed HD live music videos (to view these please visit our website). All profits from ticket sales go to the charity ChildHope. Sponsorship would provide the opportunity to be connected to a music event which champions raw talent and musical integrity. We are a very new concept. Our pilot event took place on March 2nd, 2013. Despite this we sold over five hundred tickets and had a special guest appearance from Willy Mason. Consequent reviews and feedback from the night were extremely positive, describing it as 'magic' and 'uplifting'. Each set performed is one-off because of the instrumental set-up. Therefore our videos and audio recordings are completely original. This is a big USP and one that is currently helping to make our videos viral. Due to the acoustics in the church venue and the sound team, the sound quality produced from our live performances is very high. We not only produce high quality live events but also videos that are not to be beaten in the quality of their audio and definition. We secured exclusives in Q Mag and Clash for two of the videos and they have also been recommended by Mercury Prize as well as being re-tweeted by celebrities as diverse as Jon Snow, Charlotte Church and The Fugees. The concept behind the videos is to provide honest but engaging live music videos that compliment the music. This is something we feel is currently lacking in the music industry and the excitement that they are currently generating supports this. We would be delighted to discuss sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Marie-Claire Denyer. E-mail:
link to website


'A jazz Glyndebourne for the Metropolitan young' - The Times. This annual 5-night Festival has been running for over sixteen years at Kew Gardens. Set in front of the magnificent illuminated glasshouse, the Temperate House at Kew, this picnic-style event features high profile artists such as Jools Holland and Bjorn Again. Each concert ends with a firework finale. Demographically, the audience of over 25,000 is composed primarily of ABC1s, 25-35 years old from south and and south-west London. Both total sponsorship and sampling opportunities are available. All funds generated by the Festival go towards the vital role the Gardens play in global conservation and biodiversity. Address: Events Manager, RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey TW9 3AB. Tel.: 01825 731 853. E-mail: swing@kew.org
link to website


Tenby Arts Festival is an annual event offering a diverse programme of music, dance, drama, poetry, art and talks featuring local, national and international artistes. It opens with a weekend of family entertainment launched by a grand parade through the streets of the town prior to the main cultural repast spread over eight days in late September. In previous years, performers have included Julian Lloyd Webber, Evelyn Glennie, Luminita Berariu, The King's Consort, Katherine Jenkins, Kerstin Doelle, Noriko Ogawa and a host of others. Tenby is a beautiful, medieval, coastal resort in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Festival is a registered charity and, following the loss of Arts Council funding, is heavily dependent on sponsorship to maintain this important event for visitors and local residents in an area deprived of access to the arts. Contact: Diana Lunn, Secretary. Address: 24 Penally Heights, Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7TH. Tel.: 01834 845341. E-mail: dialunn@tiscali.co.uk
link to website


Staged each October, Whitby Musicport boasts a position as the UK's biggest indoor world music festival, attracting artists from all over the world - and a sell-out event for the last two years. Contact: Jim McLaughlin, Director/Co-ordinator. Address: Highfield, Sledgates, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, N. Yorks. YO22 4TZ. Tel.: 01947 603475. E-mail: musicport@email.com.
link to website



Home page  Arts  Cause-related  Education  Media  Sport