After postponing our normal July date, we worked hard to pull off our festival in August but alas it was not to be and we had to refund ticket-holders sadly unable to rollover their tickets to next year.
As you probably know by now most of our income is ploughed back into making our lovely Festival even better.
We had already spent over £60,000 on this year's festival improvements with a very green National Grid Power Supply and a pair of four bay shower units, additional water supplies, roadway and land drains to name some of our projects.
This is above and beyond our normal running costs such as printing, advertising, publicity, subscriptions, accountancy fees, breakdowns and replacement equipment.
We had a buffer to pay for this year’s projects and expected to recoup the rest of this at the 2020 festival which is all well and good until a global pandemic such as Covid 19 strikes which for us is a serious problem...................
Because we plough most revenues back into the festival we all love, we have very little in reserve to tide us over to next year and so for those that are yet to buy a ticket, buying your ticket before January will really help us.
Since postponing we have had many kind offers to donate in various ways which is amazing, and really ramped up when we aired our 5 programmes on the history of the festival over the August Bank Holiday so thank you so much for being such a supportive festival family
So in short and cap in hand we would like to take up your lovely offers as we do need your support to help stay afloat and pay the bills until next year's Festival.
Anything you are able to give will be used 100% on paying our bills and ensuring our Festival survives and returns next year better than ever before. We've never sought funding like this before but we will be really, really grateful for any help you can give us big or small in these difficult times.
We’ve set up this Crowdfunder so you can help us if you wish and have designed some extra special New Forest Folk Festival merchandise for the “All was silent... or was it?” 2020 festival . We developed an idea for our merchandise based around the local wildlife taking over the stage and arena. As you can see our friends Richard, Charlie and Tracy have put it into practice
We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, calendars, mugs and more.
Please take a look at the rewards. They range from a £5 fridge magnet to becoming one of our £1000 sponsors and for those of you who wish to, you can donate your whole ticket price for this year
If you don't fancy any of the rewards but want to help you can simply make a donation from £5
As seen above the t-shirts and polo shirts are blue and unisex in child, Small, Medium, Large, XL,XXL sizes.
We will order everything once our Crowdfunder ends and hope to deliver your goodies early in November.
All merchandise prices include P&P across the UK
If you donate more than £10 you will automatically be entered into our special four prize draw
1)Two weekend tickets with camping
2) One weekend tickets with camping
3) One meal voucher per day up to £8 from Helen's Cafe and 2 free drinks from Jojo's bar
4) Two free drinks each day from Jojo's bar
Stay healthy and safe and thank you in advance, see you all in 2021
Nick, Helen and Keith