Following the success of the inaugural Barcode Festival in June, GroceryAid has announced that the summer fundraiser for the grocery industry will return on Thursday July 4, 2019.
In its launch year the festival raised £250,000 with 1,600 grocery colleagues enjoying 10 hours of music, food, drink and demos. With the guest list including a much younger crowd than the charity is used to hosting and 54% female attendance, Barcode was an inclusive, ground-breaking event for the industry. The festival combined street food, 15 bars by various BWS brands, activations from over 40 sponsors and headline acts Kaiser Chiefs, Sigma and Greg James.
Steve Barnes, Chief Executive at GroceryAid said; “There is still a real buzz around the industry in the aftermath of Barcode Festival and we’re incredibly excited to confirm its return in 2019. Barcode is truly an event for everyone, as shown in the fact we had 100 different supporting companies present and such a diverse range of colleagues joining us. We’ve already started planning how we can make Barcode even bigger for next year and ultimately raise more funds for colleagues in need.”
Hawker House in London will remain Barcode’s home for year two and – given its capacity of 1,800, – businesses are encouraged to register their interest early before tickets and sponsorships sell-out.
For updates visit www.barcodefestival.co.uk.
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