Venue Insight March Issue
It’s been three years since the world as we know it changed forever. Nobody was really prepared for the Covid pandemic, and the hospitality industry changed overnight. Ever since that first lockdown speech that felt almost Churchillian, the sector has taken an absolute battering and many previously successful venues and suppliers have disappeared forever. The ones that have made it through the last three years have a fight on their hands, but hospitality is incredibly resilient and will always find a way, it has to because it’s such an important part of our lives and is vital to the economy.
With spring and summer on the horizon, there are some unmissable events for the diaries. Wellnergy Festival is an all-new life, soul and mind enriching experience set to debut on 17th June at Barn Elms in London. The one day getaway brings together music, mindfulness, fitness, laughter and nutrition. elrow Town will return to East London in July with 9 stages, 200 performers and a cranked up production creating the most immersive experience yet. Prepare to be swept away in a whirlwind of excitement! Soul Town Festival has added a wealth of cultured new names to its already impeccable line-up and announced that Magic Soul radio team will be hosting the main stage on September 2nd and 3rd at the new and improved location of Croydon Recreation Ground in Beckenham.
Across the world, the fast‑growing, authentic tequila brand, Rooster Rojo Tequila, is considered by many professionals to be the bartenders’ tequila. The luscious liquid and perfect packaging make this spirit the choice of serious mixologists. We hear from World Bartender of the Year and Brand Champion, Andrew Watson, as to why Rooster Rojo is the bartenders’ tequila.
Pub-goers celebrating the King’s Coronation will be able to indulge in a few more drinks post 11pm as clubs and pubs have been permitted to stay open until the wee hours of the morning from Friday 5th May to Sunday 7th May. Specialist insurance providers NDML are celebrating the welcome news of extended opening hours and are supporting venues in the lead up. Hospitality and leisure businesses need to have their cover in place in order to stay fully protected and prepared for the long weekend, so talk to their team and make sure you’re properly protected for any special events.
Good luck for a great start to the spring season.