Mon Oct 02 2017
Welcome to day five of our festival series. Like all good festivals, you can relive days one to four if you missed them first time round:
Day 1: A-D tips
Day 2: E-H tips
Day 3 & 4: I-P tips
But for right now, here are tips Q-T from the hard-grafting vendors at this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time (BST) festival. Enjoy. And when you’ve read this one, keep your eye on @BcardBusiness to see when the final day is live.
Focusing on quick queues is crucial at festivals, after all, people want to get back to the music, not spend time waiting for refreshments. Our vendor top tips for quick queues were:
Choose reliable staff, reliable equipment and reliable partners. If something goes wrong at a festival, it might be pretty tricky to fix if you’re in the middle of nowhere. And festivalgoers won’t hang around if they’re not getting the quick, reliable service they expect. Check out what support the vendors got from good old Brian.
Most of our vendors upped their game on social media in the run up to and during the event. Popular posts were those of seasonal, fresh, brightly coloured ingredients and videos of them having fun at BST!
Plan for worst days as well as the best days. Think weather, electricity supply, vehicle access and muddy ground, internet and network connectivity…there’s no such thing as over-planning.