Harrogate Spring Water has been the Official Water of the Royal Albert Hall since 2019 - creating a perfect partnership between two quintessentially British brands, linked by history and heritage.

2021 not only marks the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Hall but also marks exactly 450 years since the first mineral spring was discovered by William Slingsby at The Tewit Well in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in 1571. Harrogate has 88 unique springs within a two-mile radius of the town centre, more than anywhere else in the world. 


Following the discovery of the mineral springs in the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I’s personal physician recommended their medicinal properties and Harrogate was christened ‘The English Spa.’ Visitors travelled to ‘take the mineral-rich waters’ and Harrogate became a popular health destination.


With a similarly rich history, the Royal Albert Hall has hosted everyone from Albert Einstein to Beyoncé over the past 150 years. Opened in 1871 to fulfill Prince Albert’s vision of a central hall to promote the arts and sciences, the Hall is a registered charity that remains true to his founding ambitions while looking to the future. With 1.8 million visitors a year, ‘the nation’s village hall’ is the world’s busiest venue. It also hosts 1,000 events in secondary spaces help to welcome a young, diverse audience to the Hall.

To mark the Hall’s 150th anniversary, Harrogate Spring is calling upon visual artists and creatives to help design a limited edition label. The selected artists’ label will appear on their 500ml still and sparkling PET bottles, which will be available throughout the Hall and be available in 2021 and 2022. It is particularly important to Harrogate Spring to support the Creative industry in what has been an incredibly challenging time.

James Cain OBE, Harrogate Spring Water CEO says, “We are so pleased to be able to offer talented creatives across the UK the opportunity to be featured on our bottle; we understand just how important it is to support the Arts and Creative industry during this time.”

“The 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Hall is such a special milestone and it's fantastic to be able to celebrate our valued partnership with such an iconic and historic institution. We cannot wait to see the designs!”

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The brief is asking creatives to design a label that is celebratory & joyful, encouraging the use of color and incorporating the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th logo. The label should showcase the diverse culture of Royal Albert Hall, with a passion for music and dance. All submissions will be selected by a panel of judges from Harrogate Spring, RAH and a special guest judge (to be revealed at a later date).

Learn more about the brief or submit one of your designs here.