Bonfest Festival Updates

festival attendees at Bon Scott statue

Bonfest received a rebranding exercise and a website refresh, to help with the festivals online and print identity and ensure they are well placed in the marketplace. This protects the future of the festival and the sustainability of DD8 Music’s wider community work.

Bonfest moved to a 100% digital ticketing process, scanning each ticket into their system with two iPads and a laptop, for efficiency, standardisation and to protect the volunteers from risking their own tech.

Two Electronic Point of Sale till systems now allow contactless payments and making the bar and merchandise areas faster and more efficient.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

The Economic Impact Assessment from 2019 showed the festival brought in £0.5m into the local area. Bonfest is known to have a significant impact on the sustainability of local businesses.

How has your project benefited your local area?

The project has given a layer of professional polish to the festival. Bonfest is run by volunteers but needs to have a professional look and feel to it and the website is the key element in giving this. The contactless tills are now available for other community groups to use as well – this has been curtailed slightly due to COVID but will be built on post-COVID.

What has been your biggest challenge?

COVID has been the biggest challenge and has resulted in cancellation of 2020 and postponement of 2021. Still hopeful that some sort of event will be able to happen in 2021.
festival attendees at Bon Scott statue
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