Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Why a festival offers the perfect setting for your next Summer party… For colleagues to connect on a genuine level it’s essential to create the right environment and whilst many of us go to festivals to let our hair down and indulge they are also perfect escapism from every day life, places to discover new passions, create new friendships and share myriad magical experiences. An array of engaging activities and performances are on hand to encourage bonding both in the moment and back at work, with the memories of this unique and transformative experience offering shared talking points for a long time after the event. As well as creating long lasting memories, festivals are incredible value for money… your guests can enjoy million pound creative and technical production as well as front row seats to some of the most sought after artists worldwide!
E S C A P E
As we discussed in our recent wellness in the workplace post, employers now understand that treating your body and mind to a respite is crucial to our wellbeing and productivity. Just as we all love to escape for a summer holiday, a festival offers a well-deserved chance to leave looming deadlines behind as you embark on an immersive adventure to spark the senses. Choose hedonism over hard work for a day or two as you enjoy gourmet food and drink by a lake bursting with light installations while walkabout performers flirt with your imagination and the sun sets over dancing bodies to the sweet sounds of your favourite band.
“YOU DON’T BUILD A BUSINESS, YOU BUILD PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE BUILD THE BUSINESS.” - Zig Ziglar, personal development author
D I S C O V E R
These days all the best festivals are offering an incredibly content rich experience which invite you to dive right in… frolics around the site elicit a nostalgic sense of wonder and will feel as though you’re exploring unknown territory. Care and creativity is put into the journey so even between shows and en route to food stalls can feel like an adventure. Join in with a yoga or meditation class, catch your favourite thought leader in the talks & debates tent, sip a cocktail in a hot tub or sample the culinary delights of a top chef at a long table banquet. As you pass through mystical walkways scattered with hanging sculptures, you’ll discover hidden stages nestled in the trees with secret acoustic acts – decorated doors lead to interactive installations and neon arrows point to pathways lit up at night leading you to the after hours revelry… there is always something new and exciting to discover. Then there’s the talent. Of course the headline acts may capture your attention but never underestimate the names lower down on the bill – festivals provide platforms for emerging artists, giving opportunities to both performers and spectators to fresh sounds and stories.
C R E A T E
Brimming with artists, performers and curious souls festivals are a genuinely inspiring environment and the perfect setting for releasing your inner artist… there’s no space for modesty but plenty for support and encouragement. Bursting at the seams with all sorts of activities, many sessions are ripe for private team building take overs – choose from arts and crafts, food and drink, performance led and the great outdoors.. there is something for everyone.
S H A R E
Festival experiences are created by the characters you meet along the way, while soaking up the atmosphere together and sharing a special moment passers-by become friends and that quieter colleague may well just become a new office buddy.. you’ll be sure to leave with a family of friendly faces etched in your mind, with email addresses scribbled on napkins and fresh invitations in your diary. The art of sharing is about the connection and lack of ego, which feels warm, generous and compassionate. The camaraderie and solidarity that sharing a festival with people conjures up is not only beautiful at the time, it’s a quality you can take home and bring to work with you too.
“MAKE YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE TRANSFORMATIONAL, NOT JUST TRANSACTIONAL” - Patti smith, singer, songwriter
H O W W E C A N H E L P
So which is the event for you and how do you make the most of what they offer for your group? With contacts and long term partnerships at the most sought after festivals, we are unique specialists in this field and can help curate the right experience for you. Whether for 50 or 500 people we will identify the best event and tailor a package to suit, to include private areas and personalised itineraries. We create truly authentic experiences which could include the below… dare to dream! Return transport Dedicated fast track entrance & VIP access Food & drink – own cocktail bar, picnics & long table banquet Group activities – creative workshops, wellness sessions, outdoor pursuits & immersive theatre Evening entertainment – personal costumiers, private performances & late night revelry Special access and reserved seating to acts and shows Private village of safari lodges in boutique camping with own bar & lounge tents Full management & concierge on site – own buggies & radios Plus a whole host of other bespoke extras – just talk to us about what you would like to do and we will try to make it happen!
Y O U R O W N F E S T I V A L
If your numbers and budget are big enough, why not take over the festival site exclusively the day before the main event, the site can be branded with your own messaging or special touches to feel completely unique. Or why not let us build your very own festival in a place of your choosing – a fantastic opportunity to combine off-site meetings, training, team building and unique client entertaining. We have contacts to the most beautiful country houses and private estates in the South of England and can arrange a bespoke selection of activities including talks, workshops, outdoor pursuits, banquets and evening revelry, staying overnight in the estate’s buildings and beautiful tented accommodation.
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