Blog – Festival

Staff Summer Party? Pfft. Any Excuse.

Can you believe August is almost over, we’ve had suspiciously good weather for longer than two days and there’s even still some reports floating around of a heatwave on its way! We’re well and truly into the North West summer season, and the splendid summer spirit can only mean one thing.. It’s festival season baby!

I just love this time of year. The beer gardens are always full, everyone’s in good spirits and people actually leave their houses to venture into the great outdoors rather than being slumped up by the sofa. We love it so much here at Connect In Events that we decided as Glastonbury were having a year out this year, we’d bring our very own Glastonbury to the Northern realm.

Together we worked with a corporate client this summer to host the perfect summer bash for their well-deserving staff. From fairy-lights and picture-perfect teepees, we really pulled out all of the stops to make sure this summer party would be one to remember. We even had balloon making, bouncy castles, penalty shoot-outs and ice-cream vans so that all of the family could come along too. Before we knew it, we had our very own Glastonbury right on our doorstep.

This funfair-inspired summer shindig truly was a treat for all of those involved. There were Dodgems, inflatable gladiators and plenty of live music to keep you entertained. We were able to create the perfect team-building exercises in true sports-day style. There really isn’t anything out of reach for Connect In Events to create the perfect festival-vibe.

What better way to get your employees and co-workers out of the drab office and onto a hay bale being plastered in glitter? All in the name of team-building? Yeah right! Sign us up for more team-building in the future if that’s what it looks like!

Want to host a festival of your own? Let us help! For all enquiries and a free consultation feel free to contact our friendly team on 0161 871 8522 or Email:

Local Festivals

Have we managed to get you into the festival spirit?

Here’s a few festivals coming up this summer:

  • Manchester Pride Big Weekend
  • RIZE
  • Leeds Festival
  • Wigan Live
  • Manchester food & Drink Festival.

See the full list of upcoming festivals in Manchester here.

Packing List

Heading to an overnight camping festival this summer?

Here’s a little help with what to pack:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Camping chairs to sit on
  • Air mattress (if you’re like me and into your luxuries)
  • Torch
  • Tissues / Toilet roll (absolutely essential – there’s nothing worse than when to port-a-loo’s are all out)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Dry shampoo
  • Cleaning products
  • Bin liners
  • Sun Cream / Aftersun (if this heatwave truly is going to pay us a visit)
  • Plasters
  • Rain jacket
  • Portable speaker
  • Glitter (for all those Insta-worthy pics)
  • Wellies (Again, because Northern weather is so unpredictable)
  • Bum bag
  • Disposable camera

Raven Twigg

Blogger at Connect In Events