Festival Guide

Do all Festivals use re-usable printed Festival Cups?

Unfortunately many festivals still use single use disposable plastic cups. Disposable plastic cups are very bad for the environment, particularly our oceans if they are not re-cycled correctly. Many Festivals, where glass isn’t an option due to safety concern are  now moving to re-usable printed cups. These have several benefits, they not only reduce waste but can also be an additional revenue stream to the festival organisers and clean up times are greatly reduced. Many cups are taken home by customer as a reminder of a great event.

Festivals in the UK
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How many people go to Festivals in the UK?

It is estimated that around 30 million people attend festivals in England, Scotland and Wales each year. read more

How much money is spent at UK music festivals?

Live music events raise in the region of  £4bn in to the UK economy and providing a welcome boost for the music industry each year. It’s big business! read more

Are the number of Festivals declining?

The UK music concert and festivals market continues to grow in value fuelled by more events, higher ticket prices and a rise in the number of music tourists from overseas. In 2018 it is estimated to be worth £2,459 million. However, it appears that some fans are beginning to cut back on the number of music events they attend. This will become more noticeable if ticket prices continue to rise. Mintel

Which country has the largest music festival?

Vienna in Austria has the largest music festival in the world attracting 3.1 million people to its Donauinselfest each year. With more than 200 acts on 11 stages, there’s a huge variety of music, and in 2017, one of the headliners was a tribute concert to music legend Falco.

Where can I buy Festival Cups?

You can buy re-usable printed festival cups here. The cups can be printed with your logo with full colour wrap around print and are available in both Pints, Half Pints or European measures. These cups reduce waste at your event drastically.

What are the most popular Festivals?

Here you can find a list of the most popular festivals in the UK. Some of these are in England, some Festivals are in Wales and some are in Scotland.

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Albion Fairs

Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk

Appleby Jazz Festival

Arundel Festival


Bath Fringe Festival

Bath International Music Festival

Bath Literature Festival

Beached Festival in Scarborough

Bedford River Festival

Big Chill Festival in Eastnor

Birmingham: ArtsFest, Book Festival, International Carnival

Blackpool: Illuminations, Festival of Light, Rebellion Festival

Blissfields, near Winchester

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Mela Festival

Bridgnorth Folk Festival, Shropshire

Bridgwater: Guy Fawkes Carnival

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival Fringe

Bristol: Ashton Court, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Harbour Festival

Bromyard Folk Festival

Bulldog Bash Motorcycle Festival


Burtfest, Burton Upon Trent

Bury Festival, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Buxton Festival, Buxton, Derbyshire


Castlemorton Common Festival

Cheltenham: Cheltenham Festivals:

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Science Festival

Chicken Stock Festival, small arts festival near Malvern, Worcestershire

Cleveland: Middlesbrough Music Live Stockton Riverside Festival

Clitheroe Food Festival, Lancashire’s premier food and drink festival, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Coventry: Godiva, Jazz, Town & Country, Kite,[3] Royal Show[4]

Creamfields dance music festival

Cropredy Festival

Cypriot Film Festival UK


Deepdale Festival, Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk [5]

Deepdale Hygge, Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk [6]

Donington Monsters of Rock

Dover Carnival, Dover, England

Download Festival, annual rock festival held at Donington Park since 2003

Durham Miners’ Gala


Endless Festival

Esethvos Kernow, Cornwall

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Cups


Frome Festival, Somerset



Glastonbury Festival

Glyndebourne Opera Festival

Godiva Festival

Golowan Festival

Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Colne, Lancashire

Green Man Festival

Greenbelt festival

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival




Harrogate: Harrogate International Festivals, Great Yorkshire Show

Hay-on-Wye: Hay Festival of Literature & Arts

Hemsby Festival

Henley Festival of Music and the Arts

Huddersfield: Caribbean Carnival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Mela


Ilkley Literature Festival

International Festival of the Sea

International Guitar Festival of Great Britain, Wirral

International Organ Festival at St Albans

Isle of Wight Festival 1968, 1969 and 1970


Jersey Eisteddfod



Keighley: Keighley Festival

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Knebworth concerts (occasional)


The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal, Cumbria

Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Ledbury Poetry Festival, Herefordshire

LeeFest, Bromley

Leicester: Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester Caribbean Carnival

Letchworth Garden City: Rap-Aid Music Festival

Lichfield Festival

Liverpool: Liverpool Garden Festival (1984)

Ludlow Festival, Shropshire

Lumiere festival

Luton Carnival

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival


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Middlesbrough: Middlesbrough Music Live

Montol Festival, Penzance

Manchester Fashion Week Printed Cups


Newcastle upon Tyne: The Hoppings

Newlyn Fish Festival

Norfolk and Norwich Festival


Peak Literary Festival, Peak District National Park

Pershore Plum Festival, Pershore, Worcestershire

Peterborough Festival

Parklife Weekender, Heaton Park


Reading: Reading Festival, WOMAD[15]

RhythmTree World Music & Didgeridoo Festival, Calbourne Water Mill, Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Ross on Wye International Festival


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Salisbury International Arts Festival

Sathiyanathan Natarajan

Scarborough Literature Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Shifnal Festival

Sidmouth International Festival

Soundwave Festival

St Barnabas Community Fete, Bow, London

Stonehenge Free Festival

Strawberry Fair, Cambridge

Swan Upping


Thames Festival

Three Choirs Festival

The Tolpuddle Martyrs festival

Towersey Village Festival

Tramlines Festival

Thought Bubble Festival


V Festival

Vegfest (UK)


Warwick Folk Festival

West Country: West Country Carnival circuit


Wimborne Folk Festival

Wirral International Film Festival


Women in Tune

Worcestershire Literary Festival

Wonder Fields


Young Carer’s Festival, Curdridge, Southampton


Zebru Festival

Festivals in Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway: Gaelfest

Dundee: Dundee Flower and Food Festival, Dundee Guitar Festival, Dundee Blues Bonanza, Dundee International Book Prize

Edinburgh: Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, International Festivals of the Sea

Glamis, by Forfar: Scotland’s Countryside Festival

Glasgow: Glasgow Jazz Festival; Celtic Connections; MovieMinds, an international online film festival

Hebridean Celtic Festival

Inverary: Connect Festival

Inverness: Highland Festival

Orkney: St Magnus Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival, various locations

Shetland: Up Helly-Aa

Ullapool: Loopallu Festival

Festivals in Wales

Abergavenny Food Festival

Brecon Jazz Festival

Cardiff Festival

Cardiff International Film Festival Wales

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts

Llangollen International Eisteddfod

National Eisteddfod of Wales

Pontardawe Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival, various locations

Small Nations Festival

Urdd National Eisteddfod

Northern Ireland

Belfast Festival at Queens

Belfast Film Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival, Belfast and Derry

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