Third year events management students have come together for the three day festival which will take place in April, with proceeds going to two local charities.
Organisers hope the initiative will be bigger and better, and attract hundreds of visitors to the city over the Easter weekend. The festival will focus on culture, arts and well being and the events will take place at Exodus night club on Belmont street in Aberdeen city centre and the Copthorne hotel in Huntly Street. The festival will kick off on April 19 and finish on April 21.
Student Emily Findlay is hopeful that a headline sponsor will step forward and get involved with the project, "We need a minimum of £3000 to cover costs, but are hopeful to secure a £5000 sponsorship to ensure we raise as much money as we can, it would be a great opportunity for a business to get involved," Fellow student Marisa Forney hopes the community will get involved, "We want to promote local businesses and also raise cash for our chosen charities for the festival weekend, Instant Neighbour and the Grampian MS therapy Centre, Both charities do amazing work in the community and are a lifeline for those who depend on their services" she said.
This year festival proceeds will go toward raising money for two local charities – Instant Neighbour and Grampian MS Therapy Centre. Both of which provide much needed, recognised and appreciated support to the local community. Whether it comes from Instant Neighbour providing emergency food parcels, offering furniture and electrical items to those in need or from the Grampian MS Therapy Centre. A small but dedicated group of volunteers whom work tirelessly to help people with MS (and other neurological conditions) continue to live as normal a life as possible, as well as providing a comfortable and much needed support system to those who visit.
They have a wide variety of events taking part in the festival, which all fit in with our festival theme of arts, culture and well-being which is greatly showcased with this year’s line up;
Friday, April 19, EXOFST kicks off the celebrations on Friday night at Exofus. With attendees being able to experience a “festival” in a night, with the event set to ‘provide a stage for Aberdeen’s local talent’.
Saturday, April 20, see’s two events take place across the city. The Copthorne Hotel takes centre stage on Saturday afternoon with a “Healthy legends” event, a vegan/veggie food festival, which aims to educate people on having the best diets creating a balanced lifestyle in a fun positive atmosphere. Exodus plays host once again this time for “Silent Disco: Evolution of Music” which will showcase the evolution and development of music across an array of genres
Sunday, April 21, boasts the final events of this years festival. Spend an afternoon divulging in all things relaxation as “YouTopia” offers festival go-oers a day of yoga, an instagramable healthy lunch and mindfulness class. Bringing the 2019 Aberdeen Student Festival to a close is “A Night at the Gallery” a mystery event, as organisers encourage attendees to put their thinking caps on and immerse themselves in an interactive event.
Previous Aberdeen Student Festival were a big community event but this year students are determined to make it better than ever! This is where YOU come in. Aberdeen is a big place with a big heart and Aberdeen student festival relies greatly on help from those within the city and shire. The festivals goal is to help Instant Neighbour and Grampian MS therapy Centre as much as we possibly can.
The headline sponsor would be the only joint sponsor for the whole festival and would be put on all marketing, advertising materials and social medias, pop up banners in all event rooms, spoken thanks at each of the events and company logo on any welcome screens. If there is anything else the sponsor would like the organisers be happy to oblige.
If interested in sponsoring this award winning festival, please get in touch with Emily at Emily.email@example.com.