The first Brentford Festival took place in 2005 and has grown into a major community event in West London with visitors growing from 3,000 to over 10,000. Held on the first Sunday in September in Blondin Park, this popular event is free to enter and is a community engagement day for all the family. The Brentford Festival gives an opportunity for charities and local businesses to showcase themselves. Organised and run by a team of volunteers, all profits from each festival are invested into the next year’s events.
With the growth of festival visitors comes the natural growth of the number of exhibitors, performers and stall holders. The two main aims of the website were to bring all the administration online along with payment and data capture. And to be able to promote all the attributes of the event in the lead up to the day itself to maximise on the amount of footfall.