Secure the future of FolkEast in 2021 & beyond

by FolkEast in Little Glemham, England, United Kingdom

£27,995

raised of £25,000 stretch target

278

supporters
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This project will only be funded if at least £18,000 is pledged by 7th June 2020 at 2:39pm

Help us to weather the Covid-19 storm and secure the future of FolkEast in 2021 and beyond.

by FolkEast in Little Glemham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target


This is FolkEast

FolkEast is an independent, family run, family friendly  annual festival held at Glemham Hall in Suffolk. We set out in 2012 with the aim to bring together like minded people to enjoy quality folk music in beautiful surroundings for three days in August. It has grown to be so much more.

We now also provide a platform for small local businesses, food and drink providers, artists, crafts people, heritage groups, and charities to come together and share their skills and creativity with festival goers. There are talks, demonstrations, instrument makers, sessions, singalongs and workshops for all ages. The food is locally sourced and prepared, the 16 kegged beers served in the 3 onsite "pubs"are locally brewed and all at a fair price. What started as a bit of music in a field has become a vibrant, community who come to work, play and relax together for three days each year... as well enjoy quality music in beautiful surroundings. Suffolk has its very own Brigadoon.

2020 was looking to be our best year yet. However, as with so many of our fellow festival and event organisers, in the light of current restrictions, it is the only right and responsible option for everyone involved that we have made the decision to postpone until 2021. The safety and well-being of every FolkEaster has to take precedence over everything else.

Now we need your help.

Over the years we have worked hard to build FolkEast into the special festival that it is. We are continually amazed at the generosity and commitment of all those we work with us in organising and running the event. Everyone does so voluntarily and we all feel an immense sense of pride in what we have achieved. 

Pride and responsibility go hand in hand and we have never asked for help before and we have always found ways to get through the challenges that present themselves when organising live events. 

The challenge that everyone is facing now is unprecedented and we are all trying to find a way through.  

With your support,  we want to look beyond these times and help build something bright for us all to look forward to again.

Your pledge will:

  • Help us cover operational costs to secure the future of the festival in 2021 and beyond
  • Help cover non-refundable costs already incurred
  • Ensure we can come back with a bang and deliver the best FolkEast yet when we return in 2021!

FolkEast is more than just a festival. We are a community that supports one another and by helping secure the future of FolkEast in 2021 and beyond, it will continue to help:

  • Our 70 arts, crafts, environmental and trade stalls; five local charities, eight local heritage organisations, 18 food outlets, 10 local artisan brewers/distillers, technicians and local infrastructure suppliers as well as give some security in knowing the future of FolkEast will remain a source of income over the coming years
  • Provide a platform for around 200 artists, musicians and creators including youth projects and unsigned performers
  • Give exposure to our 15 charities and heritage organisations we work with

We would like to thank you in advance for your time and generosity in supporting us at this challenging time.

Stay Safe and with your help, we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

#FolkEast2021  #Togetheragain

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

£35 - £65 'The FolkEast Beer Drinker'

Every donation between £35 and £65 will receive a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear all year round, a 2020 FolkEast supporter tote bag and an exclusive FolkEast 2020 poly-carbonate pint glass for your pint of Jackalope (tea).

£5 or more

£5 to £15 'The FolkEast Supporter'

Every donation above to £5 will receive a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear at every event.. and, of course, all year round!

£15 or more

£15 - £35 'The FolkEast Tea Drinker'

Every donation between £15 and £35 will receive a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear year round.. and a tin mug to drink your tea (beer) from..

£65 or more

£65 - £150 'The Festival Pack'

Every donation between £65 and £150 will receive a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear all year round, a 2020 FolkEast supporter tote bag, an exclusive FolkEast 2020 poly-carbonate pint glass for your pint of Jackalope (tea), a limited edition 2020 FolkEast poster from one of our artists, FolkEast bunting for your tent (van), and a re-usable FolkEast water bottle (for your Gin).

£150 or more

£150 and over The "Almost Luxury" Festival Pack

Every donation between £150 and £1000 will receive a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear all year round, a 2020 FolkEast supporter tote bag, TWO exclusive FolkEast 2020 poly-carbonate pint glass's for your pint of Jackalope (tea), a limited edition 2020 FolkEast poster from one of our artists, FolkEast bunting for your tent (van), a re-usable FolkEast water bottle (for your Gin)........ And a limited edition loo roll...

£1,000 or more

£1000 'The FolkEast Passport'

Every donation above to £1000 will receive 2 x lifetime membership FolkEast passports (2 x tickets to every future FolkEast ever, and your first pint (beer, gin, tea) on us).. And a FolkEast supporter pin badge to wear at every event.. and, of course, all year round!

Let's make 'Secure the future of FolkEast in 2021 & beyond' happen

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