Save The Horn at The Half Moon

by The Horn in Bishop's Stortford, England, United Kingdom

Save The Horn at The Half Moon
We did it
On 6th July 2020 we successfully raised £3,234 with 103 supporters in 56 days

The Horn at The Half Moon is a fully independent music and events venue in need of your support during the COVID-19 crisis

by The Horn in Bishop's Stortford, England, United Kingdom

The Horn at The Half Moon and its amazing team of passionate staff face uncertain times due to the impact of COVID-19 on our business.


The Horn at The Half Moon is the sister venue to The Horn in St Albans. The venue re-opened in January 2018 following extensive refurbishment and installation of a first-class PA and lighting system to the venue room. Dating back to around 1642, The Half Moon Inn has played a huge part in the history of Bishop’s Stortford as a coaching Inn in the town centre. Like The Horn, The Half Moon has been an important part of the local areas music scene and we look forward to being able to continue this with regular live music events, bringing some of the best new original music, touring artists, as well as the ever popular cover and tribute bands. In the short time the venue was short-listed as one the UK's Best Small Venues at the Live UK Music Awards 2018.


We have been reluctant to go down the route of using a Crowdfunding initiative unless we truly needed to. We hoped that the government support alone would get us through the Covid-19 crisis, but as time goes on it is quite clear that we need to call upon people who support us year round to help us get through this.

Although there have been measures to partially support staff payment with the furlough scheme and the government grant, a large number of bills have been deferred. This means that while we are closed these bills are growing in addition to the resumption of these bills at the time of opening.

Any funds that are raised will be used to ensure that essential bills are covered and that The Half Moon is able to re-open safely and securely, as well as helping to support members of our team who have been financially disadvantaged due to the extended closure of the venue.

If we exceed our target will use the funds to make essential improvements to the site including accessibility and continue to support local artists and local audiences.


Take a look at some of our great supporter rewards and please pledge whatever you can. Our belief is that the venue is an important cultural hub for emerging artists and what we have helped to enhance the growth of local talent in the region since re-opening.

We will be monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly to government advice.  We will keep you all informed of any changes based on this advice, as always our customers, performers and staffs safety and welfare is absolutely paramount to us. 

We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this time and we hope it won't be too long before we can see you again.
* Should we not be able to re-open we will ensure that all donations are refunded. Reward items will not be issued until the venue is safe and in a position to re-open.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

HornPub T-Shirt

By popular demand we've added the must have Horn T-Shirt, you'll get knowing glances everywhere you go but no-one ever knows why it seems so familiar... HornPub T-Shirt in your size + Your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall

£5 or more

‘Buy Us a Pint’

Buy a virtual pint and donate £5 to save The Half Moon

£10 or more

Saviours Wall

Add your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall

£15 or more

‘Get the Round In’

It’s your turn to get the drinks in, buy a virtual round and donate £15 + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall

£20 or more

12 of 150 claimed

Welcome Back Party

Join us on the first nights welcome back party once we are allowed to reopen - your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall

£20 or more

Save Our Venues T-Shirt

Support our venue and the Save Our Venues campaign with a high quality 4 color print Gildan black shirt featuring the official Save Our Venues logo • Available in five sizes • Price includes delivery • Delivery can take up to 35 days

£25 or more

Save The Half Moon - T-Shirt

Exclusive HALF MOON fund raiser T-Shirt in your size

£50 or more

Half Moon Goodie Bag

Includes 1 Horn T-Shirt of your choice, Horn Patches, Horn Lighter, Horn 'Glow in the dark' Guitar Plectrum, 1 free entry guest-list to a show of your choice* + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall *subject to show/date availability

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

IconicVinyl Hand Sprayed Record

Stencil sprayed recycled vinyl records by DJ, music producer and graphic designer Hansi. All the designs are initially created on a Mac, then stencils are cut and sprayed with Montana Gold high grade graffiti spray cans in the same manner that Banksy does his pieces. For existing pieces and examples of his work see - Either select an existing piece or request your own design!

£50 or more

Show + Meal + Drink Deal

Attend any show within 1 year of re-opening and choose any meal and drink on that night + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall *subject to show/date availability

£100 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Half Moon Canvas Print

Love one of the brilliant PJ Photography photos or some of the gig artwork from a memorable show here? Once the campaign has finished we will contact you to let us know which picture you'd like and we'll blow it up on an A3 canvas for you. + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall

£100 or more

4 of 100 claimed

Half Moon 10 Show Ticket

Entitles free guest-list entry to 10 shows of your choice within a year or re-opening + T shirt + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall *subject to show/date availability

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

VIP Bar Party

EXCLUSIVE use of our lower bar are in The Half Moon for your own party to celebrate once we’re re-open. pledge includes bar staff + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall + T-Shirt *subject to show/date availability

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

The Half Moon Black Card

Get yourself on the Guest-list for life at The Half Moon plus T-Shirt + your name to ‘I Saved The Half Moon’ wall *subject to show/date availability

£750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name The Court-Yard Bar

A new and very popular addition to The Half Moon in the summer of 2019, the outside Courtyard Bar can now be given a name, and the choice is yours (*subject to approval from venue management).

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name The Venue Room

Is it the Live Room, is it Long Room or is it the Venue Room? Now’s your chance to name it and once and for all it’ll be decided. Plus you’ll be on the guest-list for life, well you did name the room after all! *subject to approval from venue management

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