Last Summer we had the privilege of organising The Blacksmiths first ever summer music event – Festival in a Field! We love working on events at BrightWord and this one was particularly fun to be involved with. We were responsible for the entire set up and delivery of the day, from booking the music acts, infrastructure and entertainment to managing the collateral, licensing, sponsorship and marketing of the event.
Taking advantage of the pub’s location amongst the surrounding Sussex farmland, the festival took place in the field behind the pub in Donnington. The aim for the day was to create a laid-back event that has something for all the family and showcase the fantastic offering the pub provides.
As well as an awesome line-up of local bands playing a range of genres including bluegrass, funk and swing, we also saw some amazing talent take to the stage in the Open Mic session. The team at The Blacksmiths had put on a delicious menu of festival food and did a great job manning the Tinwood Terrace and real ale marquee. Younger guests also had plenty to keep them entertained with face painting, music workshops and tractor trailer rides around the corn fields.
We were all blown away by the amazing response and the day was a sell out just weeks after the free registration system opened. We are already planning next year’s festival which promises to be even bigger and better!