Call to action!
The cost of living has affected us all and charities are not exempt from this. Rising costs have threatened the future of our much loved annual Music Festival that celebrates the life of the legendary Bon Scott 'Bonfest'. Recently we have had discussions with our local community and held town meetings and discussions with partners. The response has been very supportive with many declaring an interest in supporting the charity and the festival financially. We have created this crowdfunder to give everyone that wants to support us the opportunity to do so - as well as to seek new support from new supporters.
Funds raised here will both support DD8 Music's activities with our local young people as well as look to help secure the future of Bonfest for years to come.
We thank you in advance for your support!
We will also use this campaign to welcome new Corporate Partners to our Charity.
When you develop a partnership with DD8 Music you are showing your commitment to support and enhance the lives of the people living in your community and joining us in our mission to empower, inspire and transform lives through the power of creativity, music and community led activity.
Corporate Partnerships last for one full Calender year.
Benefits to your business include
• Involvement in your community • Become a conduit for change in the lives of young people • Enhance your brand • Increase your own audience • Fantastic marketing opportunities via Festival sponsorship • Satisfy your own Corporate Social Responsibility • Generate positive PR • Create a mutually beneficial relationship with a leading local charity
What is Bonfest?
Celebrates the life and work of Bon Scott (b.1946 d.1980);
The biggest Bon Scott/ACDC festival in the world;
Internationally recognised festival;
Started in 2005 with 50 attendees, now attracts 3000 visitors per day from 27 countries;
Relies on nearly 100 volunteers to run;
Offers a pathway for young upcoming local musicians;
Offers an opportunity to showcase Kirriemuir and Angus;
Generates £600-800k for local economy (2019 data);
The biggest fundraiser for DD8 Music.
What is DD8 Music?
DD8 Music was formed in 2005 by a keen group of young musicians in Kirriemuir. The group was initially formed to address the lack of any opportunities for young people to express themselves musically in the town.
DD8 Music became a registered Charity in 2017 (SCO047601)
We are dedicated to promoting involvement in musical activities to people of all ages in Angus
DD8 Music runs:
Weekly Youth groups
Projects aimed at increasing creative development whilst tackling social issues such as Mental Health, social isolation, equality and employability skills
Instrument lessons for all abilities
Sessions designed to develop young people's understanding of music technology
DD8 Music has worked with over 200 young people in the past year and is growing into other areas of Angus. Leading sessions in Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Brechin and Forfar.