Nightshift Magazine restart fundraiser

by NIGHTSHIFT MUSIC MAGAZINE in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Nightshift Magazine restart fundraiser
We did it
On 29th July 2021 we successfully raised £17,430 with 761 supporters in 28 days

A fundraiser to save Nightshift post-Covid & continue championing Oxford's grassroots music scene and artists and fight venue closures

by NIGHTSHIFT MUSIC MAGAZINE in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Individual prize draws are not promoted or endorsed by Crowdfunder. See Terms & Conditions

New stretch target

Secure Nightshift's future for the next few years. Expand our free-to-access online archive back to 1991 and hopefully bring back the Oxford Punt showcase of new Oxford music talent.


For 30 years NIGHTSHIFT MAGAZINE has covered Oxford’s live music scene

 http://nightshiftmag.co.uk/

Beginning in 1991 as CURFEW and relaunched in 1995 under its current moniker, NIGHTSHIFT has championed new bands and musicians, from Oxford and beyond, and fought for grassroots gigs and venues in Oxfordshire, from our comprehensive monthly gig guide to campaigning against venue closures. 

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The magazine’s aim has always been to encourage more people to go to gigs and to hopefully give artists just starting out a leg up onto the ladder to success. In that time we have given the first ever reviews and interviews to RADIOHEAD, SUPERGRASS, FOALS, STORNOWAY, YOUNG KNIVES and GLASS ANIMALS among so many more. NIGHTSHIFT wants Oxford music fans to be proud of their music scene’s success stories, and those artists to be proud to come from Oxford’s music scene.

For those 30 years NIGHTSHIFT has always been free, in print and online, and reliant on advertising revenue to sustain itself. The Covid pandemic has meant that a significant proportion of that revenue base has been eroded – cornerstone venues like The Wheatsheaf have been lost, while festivals, recording studios and shops have suffered financially so that their marketing budgets have been significantly reduced. NIGHTSHIFT, a magazine that has so often sailed close to the wind financially, faces an incredibly difficult task if it is to relaunch and continue to support Oxford’s music scene. A music scene that itself needs to regroup and rebuild – to hold onto those surviving venues and locate new gig opportunities for the years to come. 

 And so now we are launching our first ever crowdfunding campaign, to raise enough money for NIGHTSHIFT to start again and hopefully continue being a part of that rebuilding. Without hitting our target the magazine will not be able to afford to relaunch and continue to support Oxford’s music scene.

 As part of that crowdfunding we have been given some incredible prizes by those artists, venues and festivals that we have championed over the years and by buying prize draw tickets, for yourself, your family or your friends, and thus donating to our restart campaign, you could win a unique Oxford music prize. You can enter as many different draws as you like or enter a draw multiple times to increase your chance of winning. 

 

What do we need the money for?

First and foremost to pay our monthly printing bills, which is by far and away our biggest outgoing  – our long-time printers themselves are a small family-run company that has suffered hugely during the pandemic and we’re committed to remaining loyal to them. Also, distribution costs to get the magazine out to venues, pubs, shops, cafes and theatres around Oxfordshire; web hosting costs to maintain, and hopefully expand our online presence and provide a free-to-access archive of Oxford music history; we’d like to properly reward our excellent photographers who contribute so much colour and action into our reviews. And stamps aren’t cheap these days either; we get through quite a lot of stamps. The longer term aim of course is to return to a state where NIGHTSHIFT can be self-sufficient and explore new advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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What are the prizes?

  • Framed copy of ON A FRIDAY's first ever Curfew front cover feature from 1991, signed by the band (2 available)
  • Framed copy of RADIOHEAD's first ever Curfew front cover feature from 1993, signed by the band (2 available)
  • RADIOHEAD 'KID A' 12" vinyl album test pressing 
  • 1 x pair of Weekend Tickets TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022 + Glamping Structure + Backstage Tour and Side of stage access to a Main or Market stage act (act tbc) 
  • 4 x pair of Weekend Tickets TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022 + £100 Bar Tab + Truck Festival Merch 
  • An O2 ACADEMY GOLDEN TICKET - 1 x pair of guest tickets for you and a friend to any gigs at O2 Academy Oxford for a whole year (subject to t&c's)
  • 1 x unique one-off CDR of music composed and recorded by RIDE's ANDY BELL between 1999 and 2018 and compiled specially for this fundraiser
  • 1 x copy of RIDE's rare 'Coming Up For Air' CD + a copy of January 2010's copy of Nightshift where the band discuss the 20th anniversary of their debut 'Ride EP - both items signed by the band
  • 1 x SUPERGRASS' 'Strange Ones 1994-2008' Super deluxe box set
  • 4 x A3 prints of FOALS' first ever NIGHTSHIFT front cover feature from November 2006, signed by Yannis Philippakis
  • 4 x A3 prints of GLASS ANIMALS' first ever NIGHTSHIFT front cover feature from April 2014, signed by the band
  • 4 x A3 prints of STORNOWAY's' first ever NIGHTSHIFT front cover feature from September 2008, signed by the band
  • 4 x A3 prints of YOUNG KNIVES' first ever NIGHTSHIFT front cover feature from May 2005, signed by Henry and Thomas Dartnall, plus 1 goodie bundle
  • 2 x SWERVEDRIVER tote bag merch bundles inc. signed white label vinyl pressing of the UK Rock Action edition of ‘Future Ruins’; signed individual Steve Gullick print; Future Ruins US tour shirt; 'Stax' design shirt; ‘Petroleum Spirit Daze’ 12” EP; ‘Think I'm Gonna Feel Better’/’Reflections’ 12” vinyl 2019 Record Store Day single containing Gene Clark & Supremes cover versions.
  • 4 x £50 store vouchers for TRUCK STORE on Cowley Road
  • 1 x professional photoshoot with FYREFLY STUDIOS (https://fyreflystudios.com/)
  • 1 x professional live recording at THE BULLINGDON 
  • 5 x A3 personalised front cover of NIGHTSHIFT magazine - at last, you're the cover star! Everyone who enters any of the draws will be entered into the draw for this reward

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Entry options

£10

Just donate - help save Nightshift Magazine

1 entry

£10

RADIOHEAD signed & framed Curfew February 1993

1 entry

£10

ON A FRIDAY signed framed Curfew December 1991

1 entry

£10

TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022 Pair tickets, bar tab & merch

1 entry

£10

FOALS Nightshift cover A3 print signed by Yannis

1 entry

£10

SUPERGRASS Strange Ones Deluxe box set

1 entry

£10

RIDE signed Coming Up 4 Air & Nightshift Jan 2010

1 entry

£10

O2 ACADEMY Golden Ticket: free gigs for a year

1 entry

£10

GLASS ANIMALS signed Nightshift A3 print

1 entry

£10

STORNOWAY signed Nightshift 2008 cover A3 print

1 entry

£10

YOUNG KNIVES signed 2005 Nightshift cover A3 print

1 entry

£10

ANDY BELL one-off solo CDR

1 entry

£10

BULLINGDON live professional band recording

1 entry

£10

FYREFLY STUDIOS band / artist photo shoot

1 entry

£10

TRUCK STORE £50 vouchers

1 entry

£10

SWERVEDRIVER merch & record bundle

1 entry

£10

RADIOHEAD 'KID A' white label test pressing

1 entry

£20

TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022 glamping & backstage tour pkg

1 entry

£20

Just donate

1 entry

£50

Just donate -save Nightshift

1 entry

£100

Just donate - save Nightshift

1 entry

Postal entry

Send your details to:
Nightshift Magazine restart fundraiser
Nightshift Magazine OX5 2DY

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