*HERE'S DAVID BAILEY'S EXCLUSIVE CROWDFUNDER TEE DESIGN*
Available for £30 donation, or included in the £50 bundle
At this time of year, we would normally have been celebrating on Chapel Street – the reality of that fact only serves to illustrate what strange and difficult times we are living through. However, to commemorate what would’ve been our 16th year of community, new music, and art, we’ll be spending 27th April onwards doing our annual Countdown to Sounds, inviting friends of the festival and some of our favourite artists to take over our social media channels to bring some Sounds vibes to your lockdown.
There will be performances, durational pieces, and even a SFTOC-themed quiz, all leading up to Saturday 2 May, the day of what would’ve been Sounds from the Other City 2020, as we look to build toward next year’s festival. Creativity, caring, and unity have rarely been more important – and we’re asking for your help to ensure that once this crisis is over, we can guarantee the short- and medium-term future of the festival. Over the course of our week of SFTOC 2020 commemorations, we’ll be running a crowdfunding campaign, with any and all donations being used to fund the people, ideas, and organisations that make our festival possible.
Any and all levels of support are hugely appreciated - and we've had plenty of people ask how they can help support the festival since it became apparent that we would be unable to run an edition of SFTOC in 2020. £2,000 is, realistically, the minimum the festival requires, but project shortfalls in funding mean we would ideally be raising much more. If you hadn't picked up yours for this year, the easiest way is to buy a Sounds from the Other City 2021 ticket - and you can even add an exclusive, David Bailey designed SFTOC crowdfunder t-shirt in with that to make it a bundle - this is also available separately, if you've rolled over your Sounds ticket already.
Of course, all donations are gratefully accepted: if you're only able to spare a tenner, we'll make sure you get a commemorative SFTOC 2020 ticket (which would've got you entry to this year's festival in different circumstances), as well as a Sounds Town badge from our last sojourn on Chapel Street proper back in 2018. If you're able to spare a little more, we've got a few wilder ideas that might be of interest: you can name a stage at SFTOC 2021 (good), go Go-Karting with friend of the festival Elizabeth Alker (great!), or spend a day in an escape room with enemies of SFTOC and self-proclaimed best band in the world Grotbags (oh god no).
Thanks again for all your understanding over the past few weeks - stay strong, and with your support, we'll be back better than ever in 2021.