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The Hebridean Celtic Festival is looking for enthusiastic operators with the necessary experience to supply catering services during this year's event, Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th July 2019. Please read the information below and use the link to apply online. If you have any questions please contact us at martin@hebceltfest.com. This year’s application process will end on Thursday 28th February 2019.

Information for caterers

Festival details

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is a major international music festival, which takes place on the Isle of Lewis each July. The main festival site, which has a capacity of 4500, comprises three stages in covered marquees on the castle green in a stunning setting overlooking Stornoway harbour. We wish to offer those attending our evening concerts a good variety of high quality foods at reasonable prices, with an emphasis on locally sourced produce.

We are proud of green credentials and insist that all caterers utilise 100% biodegradable / organic packaging. This will be verified before caterers are allowed on site. From 2018 we also have a complete ban on single-use plastic. Fines will be imposed for non-compliance.

You are responsible for:

  • Providing good quality food to customers, using local produce wherever possible;
  • Keeping your unit open during the hours that customers are on the site;
  • Arranging public liability insurance for a minimum of £1,000,000;
  • Ensuring that your staff have received appropriate food hygiene training;
  • Ensuring that all installations are operated safely;
  • Using 100% biodegradable / organic packaging, disposing of litter from your pitch following the festival recycling guidelines, and leaving the area tidy at the end of the festival;
  • Ensuring that you do not serve drinks in plastic or glass bottles, though cans are permitted;
  • Ensuring staff wear approved wristbands at all times.

We are responsible for:

  • A pitch in a well-lit, convenient location, close to the main marquee and other facilities;
  • Access to 2,500 - 4,500 customers over the course of the three days, approx. 6 pm to midnight on Thursday and 2pm to midnight on Friday / Saturday;
  • Overnight security as a deterrent to theft and vandalism (though neither the Festival nor the security firm can be held responsible for any loss or damage);
  • Vehicular access within a reasonable distance of your pitch (this will be determined by ground conditions);
  • A power supply to your pitch, subject to your requirements being agreed in advance
  • Mains water free of charge.
For more information please read our full Terms and Conditions.

Price

There will be a fixed price charge of £575 for each basic pitch. The size of a pitch is approximately 6m x 6m.

There is an additional charge (min. £100) for a power supply.

We are also able to offer a fully serviced pitch, including a 3m x 3m marquee, power supply, and lighting for an inclusive fee of £575.

If you require more space we will be pleased to quote a revised price.

Pitches will be allocated by 8th March.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

Applications close Thursday 28th February 2019.

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