Continental Drifts is an independent business which was started in 1996 by friends with a shared passion for events and the arts. You may know us for our work on many community festivals and celebrations as well as music programming at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La, Boomtown, Shambala, Bestival & countless more.
Sadly, we have lost the brilliant season of events and celebrations we had organised for 2020 and with no festivals this year we have been hit hard financially and have a challenging road ahead.
Much of the work we do is on free and community-based events. This work is of such value in bringing people together and will be so important as we come out of these strange times. Whilst of huge value, this is an area that falls through the cracks on government funding.
After much thought about how best to secure our future and many lovely messages of support from our friends, artist’s and collaborators, we have decided to set up this Crowdfunder.
We know that many people are not in a position financially to offer support and we fully respect this. However, we have heard from many people that you would like to help us in some way, so we wanted to create a platform for this support.
The donations you give will help to keep Continental Drifts going for the future and will enable us to go into 2021 able to bring joy and music to so many people through the community events and festival stages we love to produce.
Drifts supports the livelihood of many people each year including musicians, DJs, performers, stage managers, artist liaison, sound engineers, steward’s and site managers as well as training young apprentices and employing many morefreelance events roles. We love these amazing and inspiring people and want to continue to offer the opportunities and experiences in 2021 and beyond.
Over 4 million people have heard music on our stages, and we have produced over 4000 events across the past 24 years, and we hope to be entertaining you for many more years to come.
Our ethos has always been about sharing arts and music which resonates with the soul. We believe in supporting alternative sounds and artistic skills and cultures which don’t always get a spotlight.
We have tried to apply for Arts Council funding to help support us, but unfortunately, we were not successful in our application.
At this point we are trying to get funding from every source possible, but we’re now asking for your support. If you can, please donate to support us to continue creating magical experiences and events for many more years to come.