The Hallyu Korean Hip-hop and R&B Festival

by The Woke Agency in London, England, United Kingdom

£45

raised of £38,587 target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by April 9th 2019 at 12:49am

From Korean hip-hop to fashion this event provides an immersive environment to fans; promoting diversity in the U.K. music scene.

by The Woke Agency in London, England, United Kingdom

 

We are a live event and social entrepreneurial collective managed by women of colour, though everyone is welcome to join the team. Our collective produces festivals, concerts, and fan events of various genres. Our ideologies consist of: 

             1.  Promoting diversity in music events being produced; not just through genres but also languages. 

             2.  Providing further opportunities for women of all ethnicity and ages to work within music events. 

             3. To continue promoting the culture of giving back through music. 

 Since 2016, there have been numerous K-Music themed festivals and club nights selling out in a matter of days. Though, the majority of these events focus on K-Pop in general, which we also love! 

Moreover, there has been a wave of Korean-based stores and restaurants popping-up outside of New Malden - the 'K-town' of Great Britain. 

This would be the first solely Korean Hip-hop and R&B festival in Great Britain.

As mentioned earlier the culture of K-music is being accepted by many locals, but not so much within the mainstream. So, we want to use our voice to show that there is a market and that we want more, not just in genres of music played and accepted, but also the languages. 

We want to "wake" them up one event at a time and to create a safe space to enjoy another culture different from our own, without judgement.

The Details 

A 2-day (indoor) mini-festival hosted in the music hub of East London. The tentative dates are July 27 -28, 2019 during festival season and when students are out of university. 

As this event is smaller there is an anticipated attendance of 300+ for the festival market and concert. 

A diverse line-up of (3-4) underground Korean Hip-hop and R&B artists who are known or not as well known on the 2nd day of the festival. The more money we raise the bigger the artist! We will be able to reveal each artists at each fundraising goal point discussed in our updates, if you have further questions regarding these details please definitely email us at info@thewokeagency.com. 

A marketplace on the first day of the festival including Korean-based or influenced food samples/snacks, beauty (i.e. skincare), fashion (i.e. Korean-based stores) and educational booths (i.e. writing Hangul). Day 1 also ends with a KHip-hop and R&B club night! 

The Outcome 

1. The first benefit is that this festival introduces more of the South Korean culture for those interested; promoting further diversity in the U.K. music scene. Not just through genre, but also language. 

2. The second benefit is that this festival gives a platform to these K-music artists within the United Kingdom; expanding our music repertoire and creating more profit in the art scene.  Moreover, it demonstrates the increasing diversity that has occurred in the global music scene. 

3. The third benefit is that the festival delivers a cultural experience for those who do not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise. We know that many of us cannot afford to fly to Korea to experience the culture and although there are some great cultural programs in the city, they are very competitive to get into - due to the increased popularity! 

4. The fourth benefit is that Korean residents that live in the United Kingdom, have the opportunity to celebrate a piece of home. 

The staff of this event are all volunteers and the festival is not about profit, but about introducing and celebrating what is a 'niche' culture in the mainstream.

Where the money goes...

Artists & their team - £28,084.60 

          - Performance fees 

          - Housing 

          - Transportation 

 

Show Expenses - £10,501.64 

          - Venue

          - Staffing (Food)

          - Ticketing (Production costs)

          - Event Logistics (Insurances)

          - Promotions & Marketing 

Ticketing System

Golden Circle 

           - Early Entrance to the festival market place (Day 1) or, 

           - Early Entrance to the concert (Day 2)

           - Artists Meet n' Greet (photo op w/ each artist) occurs on Day 1

           - Sound Check (Day 2)

           - Signed Festival T-shirt 

           - Dedicated area by stage for Super Fan Ticket holders only 

           - Club Party Ticket (Day 1) & Early Entrance 

         

VIP 

          - Early Entrance to the festival market place after Golden Circle (Day 1) or, 

           - Early Entrance to the concert after Golden Circle (Day 2)

           - Sound Check (Day 2)

           - Club Party Ticket (Day 1)

         

GA  

           - Entrance into the festival market place (Day 1)

           - Entrance to the concert after VIP (Day 2)

           - Entrance into the club night after VIP (Day 1)


Example of Rewards

Souvenir Postcard 

** The black and skyline is what will be on the stickers. The logo is on the pins** 

Souvenir Hat 

Souvenir T-Shirt 

 

Please note we are looking for further support to bring this idea to life and if you have any questions or concerns definitely email us at: info@thewokeagency.com. Thank you so much for the support and for reading this far! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Thank you!

We will be making a public thank you poster at the event and on social media. We will add your name as every penny counts and we truly appreciate your support!

£3 or more

Stickers!

We have created custom stickers with the festival logo and the agency logo as something to commemorate your contribution. The sticker has white text with a black background; including the Seoul skyline. The public thank you is also included! The stickers will be delivered within 2 weeks after the campaign ends.

£5 or more

1 of 300 claimed

A Handwritten Letter

Handwritten notes are not as common as before, so we certainly wanted to include this! The thank you will be written on a custom postcard with a photo of the artist at the event. A sample is pictured in the summary above. Stickers and a public thank you are included! The postcards will be delivered a week after the event!

£10 or more

0 of 150 claimed

Wear it proud!

We have created custom enamel pins for this occasion with the festival logo or TWA logo for you all to enjoy. Support the cause of diversifying the music scene further by rocking this pin! It will be white text over a black background and is 1.5 cm x 2.5 cm. The public thank you, Stickers, and Handwritten note is included. The pins will be sent within 30 days after the end of the campaign.

£15 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Saturday GA Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full GA ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £15 now and pay the remaining £15 by the end of the month. This deposit and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£15 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Sunday GA Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full GA ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £15 now and pay the remaining £15 by the end of the month. This deposit and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£15 or more

0 of 400 claimed

The Woke Snapback

We know that £15 can take away your Starbuck's run or Pub spending for the week, so we wanted to thank you, with a dope snap back. The way that the hat will look is pictured in the event summary and comes in two colours; black or white. With this item a public thank you to the handwritten thank you is included! The hats will be sent within 30 days after the end of the campaign.

£20 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Saturday VIP Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full VIP ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £20 now and pay the remaining £20 by the end of the month. This deposit is and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£20 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sunday VIP Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full VIP ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £20 now and pay the remaining £20 by the end of the month. This deposit is and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£20 or more

0 of 150 claimed

The Woke Tee!

If you are not a hat person, we got you covered! We are making a limited amount of festival T-shirts, as pictured in the summary section. They have the date, artists name and are 100% cotton for a comfort feel! They only come in one colour Black & White but are unisex and vary in sizes. Everything from public thank you to a handwritten note is included in this donation.

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Saturday Golden Circle Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full Gold Circle ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £25 now and pay the remaining £25 by the end of the month. This deposit and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Sunday Golden Circle Ticket Deposit

Want to go, but cannot afford to pay the full Golden Circle ticket at once ? Why not put in a deposit that will go towards the full price? Pay £25 now and pay the remaining £25 by the end of the month. This deposit is and the remaining half must be paid at the end of the month or the ticket will be re-sold.

£25 or more

0 of 48 claimed

2Day GA Ticket Deposit

This ticket is for the early planners! You want to experience the festival market and the concert, though you can't buy a full ticket now. So, why not put £25 down now and pay the remaining £25 later? The deposit and the ticket must be paid off in 30 days, or the ticket will be re-sold.

£30 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Saturday GA Ticket

Want to participate in the festival market, where you can purchase the latest Korean or Korean inspired Hip-hop fashion and Beauty products? Or want to try some Korean snacks and learn how to write your name, using calligraphy, in Hangul? This ticket is for you! As noted in the summary this ticket covers your entry into the festival market and the club night, after VIP.

£30 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Sunday GA Ticket

Can't make the festival market on Day 1? Or just only want to attend a concert? This ticket is for you! As noted in the summary this ticket covers your entrance fee!

£35 or more

0 of 25 claimed

2Day VIP Ticket Deposit

For this ticket you want to experience the festival market and the concert without the hassle, though you can't buy a full ticket now. So, why not put £35 down now and pay the remaining £35 later? The deposit and the ticket must be paid off in 30 days, or the ticket will be re-sold.

£40 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Saturday VIP Ticket

With this ticket you want to shop the latest fashion, pick-up the latest beauty products, snack on some popular snacks and attend the club night after the event in style! This ticket gains you early entry to the festival market place and early entry into the Korean Hip-hop and R&B club night, after golden circle ticket holders.

£40 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Sunday VIP Ticket

With this ticket you want to experience the artist's soundcheck and gain early entry into the venue, after golden circle for the concert!

£45 or more

0 of 5 claimed

2Day Golden Circle Ticket Deposit

This ticket is for those who want to experience the festival market and the concert with all the perks of a V.I.P, though you can't buy a full ticket now. So, why not put £45 down now and pay the remaining £45 later? The deposit and the ticket must be paid off in 30 days, or the ticket will be re-sold.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Saturday Golden Circle Ticket

You want the best experience of the festival with this ticket. For Saturday you get early entry and private time to shop, eat, and relax before everyone else enters; giving you first dibs! You also don't want to wait in line for the club night and would like a private area just for you and your crew (must be ticket holders; up to 2) by the DJ booth. You will also receive a festival hat and t-shirt as a golden circle member.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sunday Golden Circle Ticket

You want the best experience of the festival with this ticket. For Sunday you get early entry, a meet n' greet, soundcheck and signed merchandise by the artist on the day. You also want to be up close and personal with the artist in an area dedicated just for you!

£50 or more

0 of 48 claimed

2Day GA Ticket

With this ticket you want to experience the whole of festival! From shopping the latest Korean or Korean inspired Hip-hop fashion to getting hyped at the concert, you will have a good time this summer! This ticket gives you entry to all events hosted in the festival after the VIP!

£70 or more

0 of 25 claimed

2Day VIP Ticket

With this ticket you want to experience the festival market and the concert, without a hassle on either days. With this ticket you get early entry into the festival market and the club night on Saturday. For Sunday you get soundcheck and early entry into the venue after the Golden Circle to have a closer view of the performances.

£90 or more

0 of 20 claimed

2Day Golden Circle Ticket

With this ticket you want to experience the festival market and the concert, as a real V.I.P.! You get early entry into the festival market and the club night (bring up to 2 guests must be ticket holders for the event) on Saturday. For Sunday you get meet n' greet the artists, to attend soundcheck, get a signed merchandise item, early entry into the venue and a dedicated area close to the stage only for the golden circle.

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Local Sponsor Bronze

- 1 Golden Circle - 1 Souvenir hat - 1 Souvenir t-shirt - 1 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Logo placed on step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop).

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Local Sponsor Gold

- 1 Golden Circle - 1 General Admission Ticket - 1 Souvenir hat - 1 Souvenir t-shirt - 1 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Your logo on the step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop).

£1,500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Local Sponsor Platinum

- 1 Golden Circle - 2 General Admission Ticket - 3 Souvenir hats - 1 Souvenir t-shirt - 3 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Your logo on the step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop).

£2,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Ruby Festival Support

- 2 Golden Circle Tickets - 2 General Admission Tickets - 4 Souvenir hats - 2 Souvenir t-shirts - 4 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Your logo on the step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop) - 2 Social Media posts about your brand

£5,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Pearl Festival Support

- 3 Golden Circle Tickets - 2 General Admission Ticket - 5 Souvenir hats - 3 Souvenir t-shirt - 5 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Your logo on the step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop) - 2 Social Media posts about brand - Your logo on promotional materials with supported byline

£10,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Diamond

- 3 Golden Circle Tickets - 2 General Admission Ticket - 5 Souvenir hats - 3 Souvenir t-shirt - 5 Set of stickers - 1 handwritten postcard - A public thank you - Distribution of promo material to audience - Your logo on the step-and-repeat (red carpet backdrop) - 2 Social Media posts about brand - Your logo on promotional materials with supported byline - A table to promote products/service


Let's make 'The Hallyu Korean Hip-hop and R&B Festival' happen