WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING & WHAT WILL THE MONEY RAISED BE SPENT ON
It has been 15 years since Moseley Folk & Arts started out as a small 2 day event for 1,000 people in the heart of Birmingham. It has now grown into THE folk summer party get together for thousands of people from across the UK & beyond.
Sadly, due to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be no Moseley Folk & Arts in 2020. This means we have lost a year's worth of revenue as well as a whole host of unrecoupable costs already spent on the 2020 event. In short, it has left a huge financial hole for the festival.
As it stands there hasn't been much financial support for UK Festivals, though we’re very greatful for the government backed loans these still need to be repaid. This is a huge burden for an independent company in a very challenging sector.
Therefore, we are turning to our Community to help us kick start Moseley Folk & Arts after Covid by pledging to our Crowdfunder.
We’ve put together some very special rewards, have a look here….
WHAT PLEDGE REWARDS ARE WE OFFERING?
We are quite excited by the pledge rewards that we are offering. From simple donations to the chance to win life time tickets to exclusive t-shirts & experiences at Moseley Folk & Arts 2021. There are plenty of cool rewards for you to pick up.
This is naturally the best way you can help us recover. There are no backend costs to the festival and every donation will automatically be entered into a Golden Ticket prize draw.This is includes 2x Weekend Tickets & Backstage Black Swan Pub Access Passes for 2021 + Plus a beer, programme and t-shirt on us!
Lifetime Weekend Ticket x2 Raffle
This is one prize we all want to win! 2x lifetime tickets for Moseley Folk & Arts! Each raffle ticket costs £20, you can purchase as many as you want. We will be picking a winner once the crowdfunder has finished.
Exclusive Moseley Folk T-shirt
We love this design from our designer Rik Cooper. Wear it with pride knowing you have supported your favourite festival! We'll know too! We might even treat you to some 'thank you' prizes if you wear it to Moseley Folk & Arts 2021!
For Folk Sake Design
Past Performers Design
Become a Strawbear at Moseley Folk & Arts 2021
A ritual for ritual sake. Become one of the Strawbears and join their procession to deliver the hay to the Hay Dance on the Sunday of the Festival. This pledge also includes a Black Swan pass for the Sunday and a flagon of mead.
Please note you will also need a Sunday Ticket for Moseley Folk & Arts to claim this pledge.
Introduce a Band on Stage
This is one for those who have always wanted to be on stage and follow in the footsteps of our own compere; Janice Long. You will get to introduce a band on the main stage at Moseley Folk & Arts 2021. Note - You will also need a Moseley Folk & Arts 2021 festival ticket to use this pledge reward.
Original Moseley Folk Festival 2006 Screen Printed Poster
We recently unearthed some original screen prints of the first Moseley Folk festival line up poster from way back in 2006 ! These are very limited but we're pleased to be able to offer them as part of our Crowdfunder. Seriously cool piece of memborabilia for the Moseley Folk fan.
Exclusive Folk Legend A3 Prints
We are delighted, as well as grateful, to the family of Tony Evans who have kindly donated the use of his classic photography of some seriously legendary artists. The photos were taken by Tony on the UK tour of each artist in 1965. The prints are A3 and come unframed. The prints will be printed by fine art printers Mission Print.
© Tony Evans/ Timelapse Library Ltd and www.tonyevans-timelapse.com
Upgrade your Moseley Folk & Arts 2021 experience with Backstage Black Swan Pub Access
Available as an add-on to your festival tickets, this gives you the chance to explore backstage, grab a drink on us and take home a festival merch bundle.
Located next to the main stages you’ll be able to dip in and out of the party and relax in comfort in the Black Swan Pub with its own bar and toilets.
As a Pub local member you’ll also receive a Moseley Folk & Arts t-shirt, 2021 programme & sampler CD and a complimentary drink.
Moseley Folk & Arts- 5 Year Weekend + Black Swan VIP Pass
If you are a regular or want to surprise a loved one then this is the pledge for you. A weekend ticket plus a Black Swan pass giving you access to the backstage bar and toilets for one person for 5 years. (Average saving of 50%).
Have your own Moseley Folk & Arts Birthday Party
Do you have a big birthday incoming and wondering what to do? The Moseley Folk & Arts team help create the perfect birthday party for you. For up to 150 people at a Birmingham venue with Moseley Folk & Arts DJs + Live Band. We will work with you to dress the room in a Moseley Folk & Arts theme and work up funny ideas together.
Do you have a suggestion?
We'd be happy to hear if you have any ideas for pledges you'd like to see added. If you would like to get something added so you can purchase it please drop John a line at [email protected]