Working with the Festival

Thank you for your interest in Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival

This is our 44th festival in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne at Northumbria Students Union, showcasing the best of real ale & cider, craft beer, local gins and spirits

We open the festival at 4pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022 with a 2-hour trade session attended by brewers, publicans and suppliers to the trade.

An excellent place to socialise and make new friends, suppliers and customers

Each Guest recieves a complementary copy of the Festival Programme, Containing a listing of all the beers & ciders, with tickboxes to check off their progress.

Festival Stats

Why not sponsor one of our carefully selected beers?

Your name/business name and contact details will appear alongside your chosen beer(s) in the festival programme.

£80 One Beer

£150 Two Beers

£400 Five Beers + Half Page Advert in the Festival Programme


Other combinations available to suit your requirements


Prior to the festival we spend a lot of time

marketing our event, one of our most successful

items is the distribution of beer mats and we can tailor our delivery method to meet your target market. Sponsoring this item gives you a side of the beer mat for your own branding.
£1000 gets 40,000 Beer Mats

Other volumes available

We regretfully cannot accept partnerships from breweries on this item due to conflicts of interest in establishments we distrbute these in.

Why not sponsor the bags our guests receive on admission as a keepsake, or the bags our Trade Show invitees receive?

You could even contribute branded pens or other marketing materials to be placed in each and every bag.

We can arrange your brand printed on items

£300 gets 1500 pens

£650 gets 1000 tote bags


The volunteers at our festival wear a branded T-Shirt, which is your opportunity to showcase your brand. Those volunteering at the festival often wear these items with pride to other beer/cider events

£1000 will pay for 100 T-Shirts

Your brand highly visible

Co-promotion opportunities on social media and in our branch magazine which is distributed in pubs across Tyneside and Northumberland


Feature on a 3m long banner in the hall in a popular photo spot

Entertain your guests

Ten Patron Entry packs, Including entry, programme and glass and their first three glasses of beer or cider


Use these for your staff, family or customers it’s your choice!


Want to make it Special?
We can arrange a private seating area with grazing platters

Buy in advance
We can take prebookings for your team events – perfect for a social or recognition reward

Rate card to be released soon, but get in touch if you are interested!

Be Social
Pubs, breweries, sponsors and suppliers to the trade are welcome to our trade session. get in contact to arrange admission
Drive Sales
Why not hire a table to showcase your brand, with such a wide range of trade visitors you will get great exposure

Be seen

Each festival visitor gets a free programme, how about an advert to get your business noticed?

Quarter Page £52  93.5 x 62mm

Half Page £100  93.5 x 128mm

Full Page £180 190.0 x 128mm

Combine this with an advert in our branch magazine “Canny Bevvy” for a 10% discount on your festival programme advert

Each year we look towards a series of vendors to assist us in our event, we have a pitch avaible for a Gin/Spirits Bar. (Thurs- Sat) Plus two pitches which are normally taken for cold snack vendors.(Wed – Sat)

There are also pitches availible for the trade session only

Lets Chat

To discuss Partnering opportunities, Please complete the form below

We look forward to working with you at our upcoming festival