Essentials of a Sell-Out Summer Event

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As the weather heats up, so does the competition for events. With a huge lineup of festivals dropping in Australia’s sunny season, how can you ensure that your event makes the cut for attendees this summer?

To stand out in a crowded market, you need to offer an event that is fresh and will drive serious FOMO (fear of missing out). Read on to uncover three ideas for selling out your event this summer.

Free Download: Planning an Outdoor Festival in Australia: Essentials of a Sell-Out Summer Event

1. Tap into fresh trends from the Northern Hemisphere

Remember when we had to wait forever for the hottest TV shows and movies to come to Australia? The internet took care of that. Now we can watch the latest episode of Games of Thrones within hours of the premiere in North America.

This appetite for global entertainment trends can also be applied to events. Thanks to social media, Australians get an instant update of what is hot overseas, and increasingly expect that they will see the same standard of entertainment/fashion/food when summer arrives down under.

With the summer festival season wrapping up in the Northern Hemisphere, now is the perfect time to take a look at what was hot (or not) at recent outdoor festivals. Use online search and social media to research events like yours that took place over the US/UK summer and see what had everyone talking.

Focus on what worked for events in your target demographic, but don’t forget to pay attention to current global and local movements such as:

  • Waste reduction (improved recycling, banning straws and single-use plastics)

  • Gender-balanced headline entertainment

  • Food & drink trends such as vegan BBQ, charcoal ice-cream, and non-alcoholic ‘spirits’

  • Preventing and responding to harassment

2. Use the ‘silly season’ to your advantage

We’ve all experienced the social pressures of the ‘silly season’ — with the end of the year looming like a deadline to see every friend, colleague, and family member we have. This could be seen as more competition for your event, or you could use it to your advantage. People want to catch up with their friends over summer, so give them an unforgettable place to do it.

An Eventbrite survey revealed that 48% of Aussie millennials believe that some of their best memories come from an event they attended, and agree that attending events with family and friends deepens their personal relationships. If your event is designed and marketed toward making memories this summer, you could attract larger groups and sell more tickets.

To super-charge your ticket sales, sell directly through social media. This captures people in the same place where they engaged with friends and make plans, encouraging them to purchase sooner and invite a group.

Did you know? Eventbrite users can sell tickets directly through their social media channels with Facebook Checkout and the Get Tickets’ button on Instagram.

3. Lure older Millennials with family-friendly features

Can you imagine keeping a child entertained for six weeks straight? If you have kids, you’ll already know that this is the reality faced by parents across Australia every year when school breaks for summer. Eager to get their kids away from screens, this is a market seeking outdoor events to attend.

Once upon a time, “family-friendly” meant that kids were catered for, with very little on offer to interest their parents. This is shifting now, as the event-loving Generation Y are having families and want to continue enjoying live experiences they love, with the brood in-tow. Eventbrite research found that more than two thirds (68%) of Aussie Millennials are attending more daytime, family-suitable events on the weekend now than they did five years ago, a trend driven by the older 26-34 year old Millennials (73%).

Why lose loyal attendees as their lives begin to shift? Keep them by catering to the millennial parent market.

You don’t need to invite the chaos of a McDonald’s playground into your event to accommodate younger revelers. There are plenty of simple tweaks that event creators can make to existing adult-focused events to capture the parent market. For example, summer music festival Rainbow Serpent have introduced a Kids Space with music and performance activities for little ones and a dedicated Family Camping zone with reduced noise late at night.

Article from: Event Brite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/blog/3-ways-sell-festival-summer-ds00/

NRL Grand Final & Macklemore

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2017 NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINAL TO TEST USING REUSABLE CUPS - BECOMING THE FIRST SPORTS CODE AND STADIUM IN AUSTRALIA TO DITCH SINGLE USE PLASTIC

September 20th, 2017

Sydney, Australia – The NRL has announced that they will trial the sale of reusable cups with Globelet for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on October 1st, 2017.

NRL branded cups will be introduced at two of the bars as a reusable cup system to help eliminate single use plastic cups. This will be the first NRL and major sporting events in Australasia to make a move towards ending single use plastic at stadiums and sports games in Australia.

Sports games are known for consuming large amounts of disposable cups. The NRL and Globelet expects this partnership to improve the event, reduce its waste and improve cleanliness on site.

Globelet’s hope is for all NRL games and major sporting events in Australia to open up to the idea of eliminating single use plastic, and offering a waste free, and more enjoyable drinking option.

 

5 BEST BEER FESTIVALS IN NEW ZEALAND

We round up 5 of the best beer festivals taking place across New Zealand this summer.

All of them are reusable and are the most sustainable festivals out there. 

From Queenstown to little old Cambridge.

We put the spotlight on 5 beer festivals worth adding to your summer calendar.

Without further ado…

 The Great kiwi Beer Festival Globelets

The Great kiwi Beer Festival Globelets

1. The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Join the beer festival that has to sample 300+ craft beers and ciders from a selection of NZ's best craft breweries! Plus taste your way around the wares of the best food trucks in town and get down to the sounds of some great live entertainment.

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is a celebration of the brewing industry in New Zealand, hosted by industry experts.

Attendees will be able to sample brews from diverse locales spanning from Europe to Asia, and the presence of many brewmasters onsite will give patrons the opportunity to interact with the people behind their favourite brands.

With live performance, cooking demonstrations, seminars, brand experience areas, beer and food matching and much more, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is the ultimate "cheers" to New Zealand's affinity with the great amber nectar.

Where: Christchurch, New Zealand

When: January

Dunedin Beer Festival

2. Dunedin Craft Beer Festival

Lock it in friends: the November with see the Fifth instalment of the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival take over the entire pitch of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

With tantalising treats that'll appeal to every kind of palate, and entertainment for the young and old - from seminars to bouncy castles to high-quality kiwi music - we reckon it's the highlight of the calendar year!

They are also offering a homebrew competition this year, where you could be the 2017 Dunedin Craft Beer festivals beer of the year :) 

Where: Dunedin, New Zealand

When: November

 Summer Beer Festival Globelet

Summer Beer Festival Globelet

3. Summer Beer Festival Queenstown

Come check out some of New Zealand's best craft breweries in the heart of Queenstown: Garage Project, Tuatara, 8Wired, Panhead, Cargo and many more.

Set in the mighty Queenstown. Who could ask for a better place to have a beer? 

Where: Queenstown, New Zealand

When: January 

 Chow and Tipple

Chow and Tipple

4. Chow and Tipple

The Chow & Tipple is a boutique Food, Beer & Wine Festival based in Cambridge, New Zealand. The inaugural event is set to take place March. 

It is one of the latest editions to our Beer Festivals in New Zealand

Where: Cambridge, New Zealand

When: March 

 Beast of a Feast

Beast of a Feast

5. Beast of a Feast

Beast of a Feast returns in 2018 and this summer's hottest craft beer and food festival in Mount Maunganui! A rockstar lineup of some of New Zealand's best breweries and street food vendors provides the perfect setting for you to acclimatise to a new year! Challenge your mates to a match of table tennis or perhaps meet the brewers behind the beers at ‘The Beer Affair’ tent. Compete for spending credit with competitions throughout the day! Or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment on the big stage!

Beast of a Feast will be held on the 3rd of January at Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui.

Where: Mt Manganui, New Zealand

When: January


Do you know of any other great Beer Festivals that should be reusable and sustainable with Globelet?

 Beer Festival Globelet

Beer Festival Globelet

10 Best Music Festivals in Australia and New Zealand 2017

10 Best Music Festivals in Australia and New Zealand

We round up 10 of the best music festivals taking place across Australisa this summer.

They are also the 10 greenest festivals on this side of the ditch.

All of them are reusable and are the most sustainable festivals out there. 

From Beer Gardens, Surf Beaches, to watching the action from your very own yacht, or just surfing someone New Zealand coastline – there’s something for everyone when it comes to summer music festivals here in New Zealand.

We put the spotlight on 10 festivals worth adding to your summer calendar Without further ado…

 Rhythm and Vines Reusable Cups -2017

Rhythm and Vines Reusable Cups -2017

1. RHYTHM AND VINES

The first festival to see the sun. This year the organiser’s have gone all out to produce an unforgettable experience with a consistent line-up of hard hitting party starters. The festival sold out last year and we almost sold out of reusable cups.

If there is one festival to go to down under it is this. 

Where: Waiohika Estate, Gisborne, New Zealand 

When: December 29 – 31, 2017

 Splore Festival - 2017

Splore Festival - 2017

2. SPLORE FESTIVAL

New Zealands best kept secret. Splore is likely to be one of the best music festivals in the world. Set in a spectacular location – you can watch acts on the main stage as you soak up the sun on the beach, or even from the yacht. Yes, you can bring your own boat. Splore also focused on becoming a Zero Waste festival and have their own wedding chapel.

Where: Tapapakanga Regional Park, 70km out of Auckland, New Zealand 

When: February 19 – 21, 2018

 Northern Bass Festival Cup 2017

Northern Bass Festival Cup 2017

3. NORTHERN BASS

Northern Bass brings together all elements of local and international bass culture even the most clued-up enthusiasts didn’t even know about – grime, drum n bass, boom bap, neurocrunk, glitch-hop, ghetto funk, hip-hop, funk, dubstep and more.

Where: Worsfold Farm, Mangawhai, New Zealand

When: December 30 – 31, 2017

 Reusable Cups at Womad Festival 

Reusable Cups at Womad Festival 

4. WOMAD 

The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) brings together a melting pot of styles and artists from across the globe and throws them right into the heart of the mighty Taranaki. The festival has a central aim of celebrating the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance and is known for its breathtaking performances and family friendly atmosphere. They celebrate ten years on the block this March.

Where: TSB Arena and Brooklands Bowl, New Plymouth, New Zealand

When: March 18 – 20, 2018

 Woodford Folk Festival Cup 2017

Woodford Folk Festival Cup 2017

5. WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL

Woodford is the 6-day summer festival of freedom, music and expression. Set in the deep forest inland from the Sunshine Coast. You will be blown away by one of Australia's oldest and best festivals. The festival is a multi-genre event with an array of different styles of music.

Where:Woodford, QLD, Australia 

When: December 27-2nd, 2017

 Coastella Music Festival

Coastella Music Festival

6. COASTELLA

Set in the beautiful Kapiti Coast. Coastella you could say is New Zealand's play on the famous, Coachella :) But on the coast. Only 30 minutes out of Wellington it is one of the newest music festivals to open up in New Zealand! The one-day Festival showcases established and emerging local and international artists with an eclectic range of music covering indie rock, Americana, folk, Irish, pop, New Orleans swing, hip hop, singer songwriters, dreamy pop and electro.

Where: Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand 

When: February, 2018

 Caloundra Music Festival Reusable Cups 

Caloundra Music Festival Reusable Cups 

7. Caloundra Music Festival

Enjoy four days of Sun, Surf and Soul at the beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast!
The eleventh annual Caloundra Music Festival will be held over the September/October long weekend. 
The beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as incredible international artists. 

This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.

Where: Caloundra, QLD, Australia

When: September 2017

 Hokitika Wild Foods Festival Cups

Hokitika Wild Foods Festival Cups

8. Hokitika WildFoods Festival

One of the most iconic events in New Zealand. Hokitika Wild Foods is a festival not to be missed. Over 6000 people head to the one prettiest parts of New Zealand to experience a food and Music Festival like no other. Prepare to eat testicals and Sperm while you kick back and listen to good music at night, while sipping one of New Zealands most famous craft beers out of a Globelet.

Where: Hokitika, New Zealand

When: March, 2018

 Nostalgia Music Festival Reusable Cups 

Nostalgia Music Festival Reusable Cups 

9. Nostalgia Music Festival

Ranked one of the most popular music festivals in New Zealand. Nostalgia started as a boutique music festival on the side, to become one of the most successful up and coming festivals in New Zealand. An exclusive showcase of local food, drink, and entertainment - where top quality produce, products, and people come together with live performances from a select line-up of New Zealand’s finest musicians. 
 

Where: Christchurch, New Zealand

When: April 2018

 Oro Music Festival Reusable Cups

Oro Music Festival Reusable Cups

10. Oro Music Festival

The youngest of all our festivals who decided to be green from day one. Oro Festival is the latest addition to New Zealand's Music Festival scene. Oro is part owned by one of New Zealands Maori tribes and is set out amongst their forest one hour out of Auckland.  

Where: Auckland, New Zealand

When: April 2018

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Woodford Folk Festival - Case Study

Woodford Folk Festival - Case Study

EVENT FACTS

  • Founded: 1987
  • Globelet: 1 years

  • Location: Woodford, QLD

  • Attendees: 35,000

  • Globelet's used: 100, 000

DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 270,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold.

GREAT KIWI BEER FEST - CASE STUDY

EVENT FACTS

  • Founded: 2013

  • Globelet:  1 years

  • Location: 
    Hagley Park, Christchurch

  • Attendees: 14,000

  • Globelet's used: 14,000

  • Savings: $10,000*

DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 50,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold.

Hokitika Wild Foods Festival - Globelet Case Study

EVENT FACTS

  • Founded: 1990

  • Globelet: 2 year

  • Location: Hokitika

  • Attendees: 8000

  • Event Duration: 1 day

  • Globelet's used: 15,000

DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 45,000 /yr
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold

Womad Festival - Globelet Case Study

EVENT FACTS

  • Founded: 2004

  • Globelet: 3 year

  • Location: New Plymouth

  • Attendees: 22,000

  • Globelet's used: 25,000

  • Revenue: $50,000*

  • Savings: $10,000*

DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 55,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold

Sydney Festival - Globelet Case Study

EVENT FACTS

  • Founded: 1976

  • Globelet: 2 year

  • Location: Sydney

  • Attendees: 100,000

  • Globelets used: 15,000

  • Revenue: $150,000*

  • Savings: $30,000

    DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 150,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold

Auckland City Limits Festival

  • Founded: 2016
  • Globelet: 1 year

  • Location: Auckland

  • Attendees: 20,000

  • Globelet's used: 50,000

  • Revenue: $50,000*

  • Savings: $20,000

DISPLACEMENT

  • Plastic Cups: 150,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold