Trader Application 2024

Dear applicant, 

Thank you for your interest in trading at Stendhal Festival, 4th July – 6th July, 2024

Stendhal Festival is the biggest outdoor camping music and arts festival in Northern Ireland. 

The event has won multiple awards since its inception in 2011 including; Best Small Festival in Ireland (3 times) Best Family Festival in Ireland and Best home-grown line-up in Ireland.

Based on a community ethos the festival has grown from strength to strength annually, recording growth at a rate of approximately 25% year on year.

Heading into our 14th year in 2024, there will be approximately 11,000 visitors and 1500 participants on site for the event this summer. 

(Thursday approx. 5000 on site, Friday and Saturday approx. 11,000 on site per day).

Present ticket sales show a 20% increase on sales at this point last year.

Trading hours for 2024: Thursday July 4th (campsite 4pm – 1:30am, Main Field 5pm- 1:30am, Karma Valley N/A) 

Friday/Saturday July 5th/6th (Campsite 7am – 1:30am, Main Field 11am – 1:30am, Karma Valley 11am – 1:30am).

Those trading in the campsite area may trade on Sunday July 7th from 7am – 11am.

Those trading in the festival arenas may not trade on the Sunday as the arenas are closed from 1:30am on Saturday night/Sunday Morning July 6th.

Please read and complete this initial contact sheet for trading at the event this summer.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 8th, 2024. 

All applications will be assessed on what they can bring to the wider project aims, all traders at last year’s event have expressed a keen interest in returning along with many new enquiries.

Deposits for successful traders (50%) is required by Monday, April 15th, 2024.

The remaining 50% will be required in full by Monday, June 24th, 2024.