What are the best businesses that offer pop-up events in Wales?

In recent years, there has been a boom in Wales which has seen a huge increase in the number of businesses offering pop-up events across the country. A pop-up event is a fairly new phenomenon, but it is becoming a popular way of hosting festivals and special occasions. The events usually happen at unique locations, and are defined by the element of surprise involved. They can last a few hours or days, but always pop down and disappear at the end. Here are a few of the most notable pop-up events in the country.

Food festivals are a popular choice for pop-up events across Wales. In May this year there was a pop-up vegan food festival at Kings Hall in Prestatyn, organised by No Animals Were Harmed in association with Eat Out Vegan Wales. The Bite Cardiff food festival in the summer was an even bigger pop-up event, attracting more than 10,000 people to Insole Court in Landaff. Bite opted to focus on tasty and wholesome cuisine without trendy food trucks which they believe distract people from the quality of the fare on offer. At all the Bite events there is also a big effort made to get away from single use materials. The brand even has its own reusable cups available to buy at the bar.

Depot is a major organiser of pop-up events all over the country, and the company has been responsible for concerts, shopping, and quiz nights among other things. One of its most popular events is Bingo Lingo, a totally new way of playing the game which is a massive hit with millennials. It’s a revamped way of playing designed to turn the traditional game on its head, transforming it into a mad, exhilarating rave. Bingo has changed a lot since the internet helped it shed its image of old. Modern bingo sites are geared towards younger players, and have a variety of games for them to play. The beauty of it is players can play online bingo at any time, with loads of different games occurring simultaneously.

In addition to one-off events, there have been some special pop-up shops in recent times. Clicks and Mortar, for instance, opened in the St David’s Centre in Cardiff earlier this year for six weeks.

The store was a collaborative effort from Amazon, Enterprise Nation, Square and Direct Line for Business, and offered customers the chance to experience a number of brand new products from a variety of brands. This venture allowed small businesses to experience high street retail for the first time, and also provided an opportunity for them to engage with clients.

With the success of all of these pop-up events, it’s easy to see why this is such a growing trend across the country. It’s wise to keep an eye out on social media to find out where and when the next big thing is happening, as it would be a shame to miss out on these seriously cool events.