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Save the Date: GroceryAid announces Barcode Festival 2019

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Thursday, 30th August 2018

Save the Date: GroceryAid announces Barcode Festival 2019 details

Following the storming success of the inaugural Barcode Festival in June, GroceryAid have announced that the fantastic summer fundraiser for the grocery industry will be returning next Thursday 4th July 2019.

In its launch year the festival raised £250k 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 delicious street food, 15 bars by various BWS brands, activations from over 40 sponsors and superb headlines 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 with a capacity at just 1,800, businesses are being encouraged to register their interest early before tickets and sponsorships sell out.

For the latest news on the festival, please stay tuned to the official website.