Become a Sponsor

The beautiful historic town of Rye in East Sussex provides the perfect backdrop for the Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival now in its 4th year has become one of the leading boutique music festivals of its kind and continues to go from strength to strength. The development of the festival would not be possible without the support of businesses through sponsorship and individual patronage. This support enables the festival to continue to programme exciting content, bringing enjoyment to all who attend the festival in August.

“We were delighted to sponsor the Spectrum Jazz Lounge this year and we are already on board and will renewing our sponsorship for the 2016 festival. The attention to detail, variety of performances and the marketing and brand profile that we received as a sponsor was fantastic. Sponsoring the festival also provided us with superb client hospitality entertainment and we have already established additional business leads and future opportunities. We are very much looking forward to increasing our business awareness in 2016 and being a lead sponsor of this outstanding event for the South East”. Terry Weston, Managing Director, Spectrum Financial Services.

For businesses

Associate your brand and business with success, quality & excellence. As a festival partner, your business and brand will receive substantial awareness and a significant return on its marketing investment.

Be part of an extensive and creative marketing programme which will provide your business with outstanding regional coverage across the South East, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London. In addition to the extensive marketing benefits, the festival also provides a perfect opportunity to entertain existing and potential new clients.

The festival programme of events provides outstanding opportunities for our festival partners to take sole or joint ownership of one of these high quality presentations, venue and artist sponsorship opportunities are available for the festival’s tickets events; in addition support from business is required to enable an extensive programme of free events for festival goers.


The Rye Retreat

The festival is going from strength to strength and the Rye Retreat were delighted to support the festival in its 4th year. The Rye Retreat presented live music to a packed street audience and the atmosphere around the town was terrific. Really well done on bringing great music to Rye and many thousands of new people to the festival. Looking forward to an even bigger festival in 2016. Jenny & Ralph Sperring, Owners

Foxwood Maclean

What a weekend! You and your team must be absolutely delighted with the response to this year’s festival. I have heard nothing but very positive feedback from all I have spoken to, superb standard of musicians, amazing diversity of performers, great venues, superb advertising and marketing and huge attention to detail. I just wanted to add my thanks to all that you have achieved again this year, it was a fantastic festival and we are so pleased to have been involved with it. Looking forward to next year already!! Nick Forman, Principle Foxwood MacLean

Stonerock Dental Care

A great festival and atmosphere. StoneRock were very pleased to have partnered the festival this year and to be part of something uplifting and fun. We also achieved great publicity across the area which is a fantastic marketing opportunity for our business. Russell Blanchard - Stone Rock Dental Care

Green Insurance Group

Green Insurance Group were delighted to have partnered the festival and proud to be sponsors of the sold out Blues Band and Wilko Johnson headline concerts. Both concerts were brilliantly produced to a very high standard with standing ovations on both nights, everyone had a wonderful time. The buzz, excitement and profile that we secured as sponsors was superb. Clive Galbraith, Chairman Green Insurance Group & Duncan Coleman, Managing Director

Siren & Pearl

The streets of Rye came to life with vibrant music over the festival weekend. We have never seen so many visitors in Rye which proves that the festival is attracting so many more audiences year on year. We were very busy and the music lifted the spirits of all that came to the festival. We were proud to support and sponsor the street music this year and cannot wait for 2016! Gilly & Kim, Owners Siren & Pearl

For individuals

We are pleased to announce the launch of our festival Patron and Friend membership which will make an invaluable contribution to funding our artistic programming.

As a valued festival Patron or Friend you will be assisting the on-going development of one of the UK’s most exciting and growing boutique festivals. In return for your kind support, you will receive priority booking and ticket discounts to the festival, access to exclusive events and regular news updates. Our vision is to continue to present the very best in live music, bring vibrancy and fun to Rye and to provide the platform for emerging talent to perform to a wider audience.

Join us and be part of something incredibly exciting and fun.

Patron - £185.00 per person

  • Three course gala dinner, champagne and wines held in Rye featuring a world class live music performance
  • Invitation to press launch in Rye, late July
  • 20% discount on festival ticket purchases
  • Priority premium seating at festival events
  • Recognition in festival programme and on festival website
  • Regular festival patron news updates
  • Festival guide mailed directly to your door

Friend - £35.00 per person

  • 15% discount on festival ticket purchases
  • Recognition in festival programme
  • Festival guide mailed directly to your door
  • Regular festival patron news updates

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