Traders

Trader Terms and Conditions and Booking Form

Introduction

Old Town Live 2022, is a free and ticketed one-day music festival which will be held across Stevenage Old Town on Saturday 6th of August, 2022.. 

Music will be performed between 11.00pm and 01.00am and festival stalls will trade from 11.00am until 11.00pm.

Old Town Live provides traders with an opportunity to sell street food, festival related goods and to deliver festival entertainment and activities. If you want to trade, please fill out the form below.

We welcome all kinds of traders.

Arrival
  • When your booking has been confirmed we will send you a confirmation email, confirming your pitch - please check your spam/junk folder.
  • There is one trader entrance and exit located on Drapers Way. There will be a road closure in place and the entrances will be manned by wardens. On arrival a warden will direct you to your pitch.
  • Food trailers will be parked up on site but all vehicles that are not used for trading will need to be moved off site, after you have unloaded, to a designated car park.
Booking
  • Booking forms should be submitted via the form below.
  • If you are accepted to trade at the festival, we will send you an invoice, when this is paid, we will confirm your pitch and send you a set of joining instructions for the day.
Health & Safety
  • All stallholders must abide by Health & Safety regulations supplied in your trader pack and certificates must be available for inspection/verification at all times.
Packaging & Presentation
  • The offering of samples will be allowable; if you chose to do this please ensure that you ‘design out’ cross contamination and double dipping.
  • We are sure you already know the legal requirements, but please make sure your goods are clearly priced and information is available to customers about your business and production methods.  Labelling must also include information such as the trading address and name of your/their business.   
  • More info at:  https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/packaging-and-labelling
Facilities
  • There are public toilets in the Middle Row and further event toilets in the festival arena.
Single Use Plastics
  • We do not allow the use of single use plastics at Old Town Live, biodegradable or compostable packaging must be in use.
Food Hygiene / Health & Safety
  • All Stalls must meet Health & Safety Requirements in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. 
  • Anyone handling food must have a copy of his / her Basic Food Hygiene certificate.  If you or anyone are handling unwrapped foods, then you must wear clean protective over clothing, such as an apron, coat or jacket.  It is also recommended that some form of head covering be worn with long hair tied back.
  • Please note that water supply is not provided. However, it is your responsibility to ensure an adequate supply of hot and cold water is available for your pitch for equipment and food washing etc.
  • If you or your staff handle or prepare foods, then please ensure they/you do not travel to the festival in their protective clothing and ensure that all protective clothing be removed if they leave their stall/vehicle.
  • Food transported to the festival must be wrapped, covered or placed in suitable containers to prevent contamination.  Vehicles and containers should be kept clean and in good repair.
  • Traders must ensure the correct temperature control both at the festival, and during the travelling to and from the festival in accordance with Environmental Health guidelines.
  • Sneeze guards must be used where environmental health guidelines require this i.e. unwrapped foods.
Timings
  • Please arrive on site no earlier than 8.00am, to be ready to trade for a start time of 11:00am 
  • All stallholders will need to be present throughout the trading hours 11.00am until 11.00pm as there is no movement of traffic on event day
  • You will STRICTLY NOT be able to pack down until 11pm.  So bring enough stock!
Fee & Pitch Details
  • All pitches will be outside and on tarmac. 
  • The standard pitch space is 3m x 3m or 3m x 4m - please indicate what size pitch you will require on the booking form below.
  • You will be required to bring your own gazebo or trading vehicle. You will need to bring your own tables, chairs, table coverings.
  • When bringing your own gazebo, please ensure you also bring weights to secure it firmly.
  • We are able to supply power for an additional cost. If you wish to bring your own power, please note we only allow battery or solar powered generators or small diesel generators.
  • You are unable to sell alcohol from the market for immediate consumption, you are able to sell bottled alcohol if you are fully licenced for the event. If you are selling food or drink you will need to prove that you are registered with your local authority to sell food and drink and that you have a hygiene rating of 4 stars or above.
  • All traders will require public liability insurance and supply a copy of your paperwork on booking.
  • No glass is permitted on site.
Cancellations
  • If you need to cancel your booking please provide as much notice as possible; we reserve the right to cancel bookings, or refuse individual bookings, in extreme circumstances.
  • For a full refund, cancellations must be made within 4 weeks of your booking confirmation.
  • We reserve the right to change the timings of the event and trading hours.
Weather
  • If we need to cancel the event due to adverse weather conditions, then we will inform you as soon as possible, both by phone and email.  
Publicity & Marketing

We will promote the event and markets the following ways:

  • Paid for advertising
  • Road entry boards, banners, posters and leaflets   
  • Using social media
  • On the Old Town Live website.
  • Please ensure you bring a sign/banner to advertise who you are.
  • If you are happy for us to include you in our Social Media posts then please do send us any high-quality images via email with your booking form.
Insurance
  • All Stallholders must have public liability insurance and need to supply photocopy of this when booking the stall pitch and also bring copies of certificates available for inspection on the day of the Market.
Waste & Rubbish
  • Please note you will need to take your rubbish & debris away with you.  Anyone seen dumping or fly tipping will be fined the maximum penalty.  We have ample CCTV on the High Street that is being monitored at all times.
  • Please make sure you bring suitable bags/bin bags and a brush for the collection of food waste.
  • There will be a number of 1100 ltr bins for you to use along the High Street.
Safety
  • Any producers cooking at the festival must ensure they do so safely and without endangering themselves or any member of the public. 
  • Please sure any cooking apparatus is well away from the front or edge of your pitch, with a safety barrier placed at least 50cm from the appliance with warning signs in place and that you comply with any request from the market manager to ensure the safety of the public.
  • Any producers using gas burning appliances must have a fire-blanket and the correct valid and in date appropriate fire extinguisher.
  • All gas pipes should be of the approved type, i.e. orange, date stamped and not older than 5 years.
  • All portable/electrical appliances must have an accredited test certificate available for inspection.
  • Please ensure that any display tables are sound, secure and stable.  If you are providing your own gazebo, then these must be regularly checked, and firmly secured using weights.

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    Old Town Live is back for 2022!! Our one-day music festival will be held across Stevenage Old Town in bars, pubs and from on-street stages on Saturday 6th of August, 2022. Between 11.00 am and 01.00 am a rotating programme of bands, djs and singers from all genres will play different locations on the High Street and in venues. The event will provide local businesses with another opportunity to promote their business to a wider audience, raise awareness of their service or offer, which will ultimately lead to increased footfall. It will again support local music acts as they perform live after further issues and restrictions from COVID-19. 2022…bigger and better! Expect: More Traders, More Street Food Vendors, More Bands, Bigger Kids Zone, VIP Bars & Afterparties