Promotion & incentive ideas - Top 10 things to do in September
Sarah Vickers
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Promotion & incentive ideas - Top 10 things to do in September

1st September 2016

Although the summer sun is starting to fade by September there's still time for some festival frolics at home and across Europe before we'll start to admit that autumn is on it's way. This month's top 10 ideas for a promotion or incentive features some exceptional events sure to have you reaching for your sunnies for another month of summer fun.


Promotion & incentive ideas for September


Promotion & incentive ideas - Ibiza Closing Parties

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Ibiza Closing Parties, Spain

The atmosphere in Ibiza's clubs is electric at any time during the summer season but the island's closing parties are renowned for taking the party to the next level. Legendary clubs like Pacha, Amnesia and Ushuaia bring in some of the biggest and best DJs from across the world to ensure the season ends with a bang.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest, Germany

Boozy, boisterous and very, very Bavarian, Oktoberfest draws in crowds from across Europe who come to celebrate this 16-day festival with beer, food and music. Slightly confusingly, Oktoberfest begins in September rather than October as the name would suggest. The festivities are officially opened by Munich's mayor who taps the first keg - after which the beers are free-flowing. As well as drink there's also an array of traditional German treats to try - be sure to tuck into some pretzels and bratwurst to line your stomach before hitting the beer tents.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Electric Zoo

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Electric Zoo, New York, USA

In the heart of New York City, situated on an island in the East River, Electric Zoo seeks to appeals to all electronic dance music fans with it's inclusive 'zoo' of acts. The 'zoo' theme continues off-stage too with brightly-coloured animal themed art installations and flamboyant performers dressed as creatures from the jungle.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Bestival

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Bestival, England

Bestival's carnival-like atmosphere is the perfect way to see out the UK festival season. Fancy dress rules supreme with themes put on each year. Big top events, marching bands and burlesque performers draw in crowds and add to the festival's recreational feel. This year's line up of acts includes The Cure, Major Lazer and Wiz Khalifa.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Toronto International Film Festival

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Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

Red carpet stars and Hollywood A-listers flock to Toronto during the International Film Festival as the city showcases a series of over 300 films. The festival aims to transform the way people see the world through the power of the silver screen. Tickets for headline films can sell out well in advance, so if you want a chance to rub shoulders with the celebs be sure to get your tickets early.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Austin City Limits

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Austin City Limits Festival, Texas, USA

Often called the live music capital of the world, Austin has no shortage of awesome festivals throughout the year. Austin City Limits proves it is more than able to compete with Texas favourites such as SXSW. With eight stages and more than 130 acts performing across two weekends this year's festival promises to be one to remember. Big name acts for 2016 include Radiohead, Kygo and LCD Soundsystem.


Promotion & incentive ideas - La Festes De La Merce

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La Festes de la mercè, Barcelona, Spain

Dedicated to the Virgin of Mercy, La Festes de la Mercè is a city wide celebration which encompasses the entire city in a sea of colour and noise. More than 600 free events take place across the city, with everything from fire runs to wine fairs on offer. One of the highlights of the festival is the castellers - a castle of humans rising eight stories high in an impressive balancing act.


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Life is Beautiful, Nevada, USA

In the streets of Downtown Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful Festival unites lovers of music, art, food and ideas. This year's festival will include performances by Bloc Party and Mumford & Sons; an art program featuring an invigorating collection of street art, urban installations and immersive experiences; and festival food like you've never tasted before.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Electric Picnic

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Electric Picnic, Ireland

With a fairground style, a host of up-and-coming acts, as well as some famous names, Electric Picnic manages to strike just the right balance between mainstream and alternative. This is the kind of festival you come to to discover the next big thing in music before anyone else. As well as the music there's also art tents and installations to explore, with decorated pathways to light your way around the festival site.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Festival No 6

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Festival Number 6, Wales

Set in picturesque Portmeirion, Festival Number 6 is a boutique-style culture and arts festival with a woodland, whimsy feel. Wander through the pretty town and you may find yourself surrounded by woodland dancers, feasting on Michelin starred finery or watching a concert in the town hall. Half the fun of this unique festival is in getting lost in the moment and carried away by the atmosphere.



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