As pubs, restaurants and bars open back up due to lockdown easing we ask ourselves when will we see large events open to the public again?
The government has set a date for May 17: Up to 10,000 people can attend the biggest outdoor venues such as cricket, rugby and football stadia. This date cannot come soon enough as the hospitality sector has been shut for well over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you're a bars manager or venue organiser that caters for large scale events then I'm sure you know preparation is key to success.
This is why PackGenie has put together a list of essential printed packaging products for large outdoor events.
#1 Beer carriers
PackGenie is the leading producer / manufacturer of beer carriers in the UK. With a long tradition of beer carrier innovation. We have supplied branded cup carriers to some of the largest venues and brands in the world - Guinness, Fosters, Strongbow, Carling, Heineken. Carlsberg, Marstons, Bulmers and many more. We have also supplied cricket grounds including Edgbaston, Lords, The Kia Oval, Trent Bridge. Not forgetting the venues we supply beer carriers to: Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC), Twickenham RFU, Ageas Bowl, Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium), Croke Park, The O2 plus many more. We also supply the major festivals and event across the UK including: Isle of Whyte Festival, Reading & Leeds Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Live Nation, British Summertime at Hyde Park and lots more!
Which festivals are going ahead in 2021?
2020 was a bad year for large outdoor events, but 2021 looks a little more on the bright side. Here is a list of festivals that are booked in right now:
Glastonbury - Off - Online
All Points East - Rescheduled to August 27 - 29 - Victoria Park, London
Big Festival - On - 27 - 29 August - Kingham, Oxfordshire
Big Weekend - Online - 28 - 31 May - Radio 1
Bloodstock - On - 11 - 15 August - Catton Park, Derbyshire
Boardmasters - Hopeful - TBC - Newquay, Cornwall
Boomtown - Hopeful - TBC - Matterley Estate, Hampshire
BST Hyde Park - OFF
Camp Bestival - On - 29 July - 1 August - Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Creamsields - On - 26 - 29 August - Daresbury, Cheshire
Deer Shed Festival - On - 20 July - 1 August - Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire
Download - Off
End Of The Road - On - 2 - 5 September - Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire
Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Hopeful - 12 - 14 August - Near Banbury, Oxdordshire
Why are our cup carriers so great?
1 - Our carriers are super thin but incredibly strong with superior wet strength due to them being made from premium kraft board.
2 - They take up minimal space behind the bar and are easy to get on site. A box of 400 pint carriers in only about 6 inches high and lightweight.
3 - Plain white beer carriers or custom printed in 8 weeks- Min print runs of 25k units - email us for a customised quote.
4 - 100% recyclable and compostable. plus they take up minimal space when disposed of in venues so wont clog up bins.
5 - Easily split from 4 cup carrier to 2 cup carrier. 1 SKU 2 carriers. This also eliminates the need for 2 separate carriers making it better all round for the environment.
6 - Unique patent protected innovation. Once from 1 piece of board - no glue
7 - Save to carry 1, 2, 3 or 4 cups at once.
8 - Fits most pint cups - Hole diameter is 80mm - Holds most plastic pint tumblers - Fits 12oz / 16oz and 20oz paper cups
#2 Branded paper festival cups
16oz or 20oz Single wall paper cups are a great option for serving beers or soft drinks at events and festivals. They can be custom printed in full colour CMYK with superb print quality - ideal for printing sponsors logos on or event information. Find them here. If the environment is high on your agenda then we can print 16oz / 20oz single wall paper cups using Earthcoating; engineered to be able to be recycled in mainstream paper recycling facilities. The only paper cup with AAA certification.
#3 Branded plastic glasses (PET)
Our PET branded cups are 100% recyclable and replicate the feel and look of ordering a beer from a pub bar. PackGenie offers 2 types of print options:
Our 1 colour overprint service not only keeps cost own, but offers you the ability to have short print runs from as little as 500 printed plastic cups.
Option 2 is our full colour print service; you can print all over the cup. We also have multiple lid options if needed; including flat lids and dome lids. Email us for prices and volumes based on full colour printed PET cups.
#4 Printed grease proof paper
If you're serving food at your event then greaseproof paper is an inexpensive way of branding your food offering without having to invest in printing directly onto your food boxes and trays. You can line all your food boxes with printed greaseproof as food can be in direct contact due to food safe inks. They are also oven and freezer proof. Check out our full range of greaseproof paper sizes.
If you need any advise or help with your event or festival packaging then give us a call on 0203 488220 - or email email@example.com We'll be happy to discuss your printed packaging requirements.