Posted on May 14 2019
Whether it’s rock, dance, country, rap or pop - one thing ties all great festivals together, epic merchandise! As festival-goers descend on your event, they want to make sure they have a good time and take home even better memories, so what better way to ensure they remember your festival for years to come than by creating must-have merch?
From t-shirts and hoodies to can coolers and posters, there’s no limit to what you can create to promote your event. At Zap Creatives, we have our own range of merch options that’s perfect for putting your own stamp on proceedings. Whether you’re looking to create merch than attendees can buy before the event or you want to add items to your on-site stalls, let’s take a look at some of our favourite festival merchandise ideas.Pin Badges
You’ve created a kick-ass logo for your festival so what better way to get people to show it off than by turning it into a badge? Pin badges are made for festivals, whether they’re stuck on jackets, badges, bags or even wellies, they’re an affordable merch option that’s guaranteed to go down a storm.
For design ideas, you can always start with the obvious and create pin badges based on your festival logo, but where do you go from there? We love seeing how festivals such as Download have created their own mascot to represent the event, the Download dog can be found on all pieces of merchandise and the versatility of the design means that it can be used in a variety of ways. As long as the core branding stays the same, you can create limited edition pins that festival-goers will want to collect or switch up the colours or background to create a pin set.
Before long, these pins will no doubt become a badge of honour for those that have attended over the years. Find out about how to make enamel, acrylic or wooden pin badges for your festival with Zap Creatives.
Another affordable merch idea for festivals and one that we guarantee will get you noticed (sometimes where you least expect it…). Throw stickers into the mix at a festival merch stall and they’re bound to end up on backpacks, tents, wellies, cool boxes and pretty much anywhere else festival-goers can find to stick them.
We can create stickers in any shape or design you can think of, so whether you want to go for a classic logo or you fancy creating stickers that incorporate festival slogans, quotes or more, we are here to help.
One of our favourite picks for festival stickers is a sticker sheet, offering multiple designs that showcase a variety of your branding. These can be bundled in with other smaller merch ideas or sold alone before or during the event. Everyone loves decorating their laptops, books and notepads with stickers, why not make sure it’s YOUR stickers they’re using?
Every festival worth its place in the music calendar has at least one keyring design that’s available to buy. Just like pin badges, keyrings are ideal for those looking to show that they’ve been to an event and to carry on promoting your festival long after the doors have closed. Our high-quality keyrings can be made from enamel, acrylic or sustainable wood, perfect if you’re going for an eco-friendly theme at your event. Printed with your design, keyrings are great commemorative items that can be collected over the years to showcase line-ups, logo designs and more.
Not only are keyrings another affordable festival merchandise idea, but they’re also guaranteed to be carried around by your attendees. Whether they’re hanging from car keys when they’re stuck on the morning commute or hanging from a key-hook in the home, it’s the perfect reminder that they need to book their tickets for next year ASAP!
Top Tip: When festival attendees are looking for merchandise, they don’t want to be spending all of their food and drink budget! Look at creating affordable bundles that offer a few smaller items at a price that won’t break the bank. A selection of pin badges, stickers and keyrings will look a lot more attractive than one expensive t-shirt.
Looking for advice on creating your own festival merchandise? Speak to the team at Zap Creatives today and find out how we can help. Or, why not read our blogs for tutorials? You will find step by step guides on creating custom acrylic charms as well as advice for small independents looking for hints and tips.