SOVFEST 2020 (Save Our Venues) in Beds, Herts & Bucks
Due to the current government guidelines surrounding covid19 and the unpredictable future for live music venues, me and a team of music professionals in Beds & Bucks are organising a zoom to youtube festival on 15th August. Hoping to raise money for the local music venues in beds, herts & bucks who supported us growing up and continuously support up and coming musicians. Although the government has announced a deal to help grass root venues, upon speaking to the owners, we found out that unfortunately this still wouldn’t cover backing for lot’s of staff not on the PAYE roll who are really struggling financially & may not be able to continue within the industry. This includes (but is not limited to) technicians, sound guys/girls, photographers, promoters, lighting assistants and more... the people behind the scenes that hold the live music industry together. We want it to be a festival celebrating successful local musicians who would have had independent live venues backings from the beginning to help them get where they are today by giving back.
If you would like to help, then please join us on 15th August 2020 for our Zoom-to-Youtube event, where you can watch our incredible local acts & raffle on brilliant pieces of artwork donated by local artists. Your support means everything for us, so we would love to have you virtually there!
The wonderful, kind people at both Ernie Ball & Marshall have donated lot's of bits and bobs to the crowdfunder that you can receive or raffle for along with your donation! Huge thanks to both.