Bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall

by warner-young-management in Redruth, Cornwall

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We want to bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall, and show the world what an awesome location Cornwall is to host live music.

by warner-young-management in Redruth, Cornwall

We want to bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall, and show the world what an awesome location this is to host one of the biggest bands in the world.

Cornwall has an exciting and thriving music scene and now it is time to bring in the big names that we deserve to have visit. The Foo Fighters are the band that everyone wants to see, and we believe now is the time to get them here.

Fans in the US have successfully pulled the Foo Fighters in to gigs using crowdfunding and Dave Grohl has publicly spoken in favour of it, saying:

"I'm telling you, it could become the way that bands decide where they want to play. It's a fun thing; it sort of changes the game. For the past 20 years we always decided who we're going to play with and where we're going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we'll come there."*

 

Heartlands crowd

 

We believe that if we can show the Foo Fighters how much Cornwall wants them; they will come!

We are asking you to make this happen by pledging towards the campaign. A small pledge will simply help us on our way, a bigger pledge can ensure that if the gig does happen YOU will be there!

We do not know the date or venue for this gig at this stage. The Foo Fighter’s management are aware of this campaign and if (when!) it is successful we will begin negotiations for a date in their schedule. We will aim for a date on the 2015 tour but we will also consider 2016 as we think this would be worth waiting for. If we are unable to secure a date in 2015 or 2016 by February 28th 2015 your pledges will not be collected.

We guarantee to ensure that this event remains a gig put on by fans for fans, and that it benefits Cornwall as far as possible. We will choose a venue that is as central and accessible to all of Cornwall as possible. We will use local suppliers, whether it’s for staging or security, wherever possible. We will invite local charities to be part of the event. We will do everything we can to prevent touting. And we will ensure local businesses benefit from the big influx of Foo Fighters fans.

                        Crowd shot

How it works -

You pledge using the options on the right of the screen.  If enough people pledge and we reach our target of £150,000 before or up until the 24th November our campaign will be deemed 'successful'.  We will then put a formal proposal for a gig in Cornwall to the Foo Fighters' management.

It will take time for us to negotiate a date with them, as the gig will need to fit in with their other touring plans. We are setting a time-limit on these negotiations of 28th February - if we cannot organise a date by then your pledges will not be collected.  If a date is confirmed with them for a gig in Cornwall during 2015 or 2016 then your pledges will be collected, and the money will be debited from the card you provide.  You will then be guaranteed to received whatever you have pledged for - a t-shirt, ticket, superfan ticket etc.  

£150,000 is the minimum we need to raise to make this gig happen.  If we do not hit our target then we will be unable to put a formal proposal to the Foo Fighters for a gig in Cornwall. There are two ways to pledge to make this happen, via Paypal or Go Cardless.

Please note that if you select the Paypal option then the amount will be debited from your account straight away but it is held by Paypal not us, and will be automatically refunded if the campaign is not successful.  If you do not want to be debited right away we recommend you use the Go Cardless option instead of Paypal.

We will keep you updated with our progress at every stage.

About Us -

We are Angela Young and James Warner, Directors of Warner Young Management - a music management and promotions company behind lots of successful events in the UK and further afield. We live and work in Cornwall and we know what a brilliant, creative place it is, but we also feel it lacks the big-name events that many people locally would like to see. Our most recent event was the ‘Live at Heartlands’ festival in September 2014 at Heartlands in Pool, which saw headliners UB40, Boomtown Rats and the Happy Mondays take to the stage with over 60 other artists. We have made it our mission to bring more major artists to Cornwall in the future, and we can’t see any reason why we shouldn’t be able to get the Foo Fighters here next. We know that if the band come we and our brilliant team have the skills and expertise to ensure the gig can go ahead.

But most importantly, we are music fans who live in Cornwall. Tired of travelling to gigs, we want to see them here, on our doorstep, contributing to our economy and our community and allowing us and all of you to rock out right here at home. All we need to do is prove to the band that they are really wanted here!

Angela & James

*Credit link -http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-says-crowdsourced-shows-may-change-the-game-of-touring-20140703#ixzz3ERaAULw0

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Campaign Supporter <br> Your name listed on our 'People we love' page on our website, and the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you helped make this a reality for friends and family to be able to attend.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Campaign Supporter T-Shirt <br> Show your support for the campaign and receive a t-shirt to show the world you helped make this happen, and of course your name listed on our 'People we love' page on our website.

£50 or more

743 of 800 claimed

£50 Reward

TICKET! This is your ticket to the gig of a lifetime! This pledge gets you IN TO THE EVENT. Date and venue tbc

£65 or more

171 of 500 claimed

£65 Reward

Ticket and T-Shirt! <br> Your ticket to the gig of a lifetime and t-shirt A guaranteed ticket to attend the Foo Fighters gig, date and venue tbc, AND an exclusive campaign t-shirt

£100 or more

1410 of 1500 claimed

£100 Reward

This is your ticket to the gig of a lifetime! This pledge is for two tickets IN TO THE EVENT, date and venue tbc

£200 or more

383 of 400 claimed

£200 Reward

This is your ticket to the gig of a lifetime! This pledge gets 4 people IN TO THE EVENT, date and venue tbc

£250 or more

24 of 100 claimed

£250 Reward

Superfan Ticket! <br> If you *really* love the Foo Fighters this is the ticket for you. VIP treatment from now until the gig including exclusive 'insider updates' from us, a special VIP wristband to wear during the event, and an invitation to the exclusive aftershow party on the night of the gig (details tbc). Note there will not be a separate VIP viewing area, but we will throw in as many special treats as possible during the gig!

£500 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

Small Concessions Pitch <br> The opportunity to trade at the gig, either as a food supplier or selling your wares. A guaranteed concession spot up to 10m² in size during the gig, including two staff passes and an additional two tickets to the gig. Food and tradeable wares only, no alcohol sales. Some T&Cs; will apply and you must have PLI and any necessary permits, please contact us if you have any questions about whether you are eligible.

£1,000 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Large Concessions Pitch <br> The opportunity to trade at the gig, either as a food supplier or selling your wares. A guaranteed concession spot up to 20m² in size during the gig, including six staff passes and an additional four tickets to the gig. Food and tradeable wares only, no alcohol sales. Some T&Cs; will apply and you must have PLI and any necessary permits, please contact us if you have any questions about whether you are eligible

£1,000 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Corporate Sponsor <br> The opportunity for businesses to show their support for the campaign and attend the event. Your company name listed on our 'Sponsors' page of the website, regular promotion through our marketing channels, minor brand presence during the gig itself and 10 tickets to the event for you and your staff or customers

£10,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Major Corporate Sponsor <br> The opportunity to have your brand associated with the biggest gig in Cornwall this century! Your company name listed as our main Sponsor, frequent strong promotion through our marketing channels, major brand presence during the gig itself and 50 Superfan tickets to the event.


Let's make 'Bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall' happen