Corporate Sponsorship

Rye international jazz and blues festival is firmly established over the August Bank Holiday weekend as one of the leading boutique music festivals in the UK. With an ever growing reputation for quality, diversity and audience engagement, the festival provides the perfect platform for brands and businesses to associate themselves with success providing regional brand and marketing exposure to a captive audience and demographic. A festival that takes place at key locations within the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Rye. In addition to the main August festival, we also present additional special projects at key locations at carefully selected venues across the South East, and we would be very pleased to also discuss these projects and partnership opportunities with you.

Our August festival programme of events grows year on year which attracts greater audiences from across the UK and the region. World class headline concerts with internationally acclaimed artists provide the perfect and unique opportunity to entertain valued clients and to drive awareness for your business and brand to potential new customers.
The festival programme also encompasses many free and subsidised music events which includes multiple music performances over three days on a dedicated outdoor performance stage, showcasing emerging and established regional and local talent.
Rye comes alive with many free fringe music events that take place at hotels, restaurants and street locations which create a wonderful vibrancy and atmosphere. In 2019 we are introducing a number of inspirational music workshops and masterclasses and a specific ‘Jazz For Kids’ event. Art and photography will also feature within our 2019 festival programme combining dedicated exhibitions and workshops.

Partnering with the festival allows companies and brands to:

  • Develop a powerful strategic association with one of the most premium events of the year
  • Have access to a unique multi-channel marketing and hospitality platform
  • Target an affluent AB1 audience in a core age group of 35 – 65
  • Experience bespoke VIP hospitality with unprecedented backstage access and exclusive private events
  • Access B2B networking events with our network of patrons, sponsors and media
  • Support our mission to widen access to and engagement with jazz music

We work in partnership with companies to tailor a package of benefits to fit your specific objectives:

  • Build awareness and shape your corporate identity through our wide-reaching marketing channels and on-site branding
  • Brand positioning – enhance brand awareness with pre-event marketing
  • Brand exposure – be associated with one of the UK’s top international music festivals, align with prestigious brands and generate PR opportunities
  • Increase revenues – onsite sales and sampling opportunities
  • Customer reach - communicate face to face current customers, target new audiences, launch new products and services
  • Develop platforms for corporate and social responsibility programmes
  • Engage clients and staff with exclusive and rewarding hospitality experiences with access to VIP stars
  • Make connections with our network of national and regional partners
  • Fund our work and education projects – become part of key events in the region’s cultural calendar to achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility agenda

A Bespoke Strategic Marketing Partnership Package
We have extensive experience in marketing and understand the need for all of our festival and event partners to achieve a return of their investment.
We would be delighted to create a bespoke festival partnership package for your consideration which will clearly and concisely explain the rationale and significant benefits of investing in a partnership of the festival.
To discuss our exciting partnership opportunities for not only the August festival but also other special projects that we are also planning, please contact Ian Bowden, the festival director on the contact details below.
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7931 755967


Posted on 10/11/2017 by Ian Bowden

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