Threshold Festival 2017

Help Threshold continue to bring music & arts to new audiences; providing a platform for collaboration, artistic development & experiment

by Kaya, Chris, Andy & Emilia in Liverpool, Merseyside, England

We did it
On 11th March 2017 we successfully raised £11,474 with 154 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

  • Add an extra stage to the festival, expanding our programming and giving a platform to a wider range of local performers
  • Secure the future of Threshold, allowing us to plan events in 2018 and beyond

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts was started by artists for artists and has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. Since 2011, we have held annual festivals bringing together a diverse wealth of artists, musicians, promoters, academics and enthusiasts to The Baltic Triangle district of Liverpool.

Threshold Festival 7 images Threshold has been critically acclaimed in citywide, regional and national press and in 2016 was shortlisted as Best Festival for Emerging Talent in the UK Festival Awards.  We have been described as “a life force for grass-roots and emerging arts” and are regarded by many as a platform for creative practitioners at all stages of artistic development.

Using the once derelict and now booming warehouse venues of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, which has drawn comparisons to Berlin, Shoreditch and the Meatpacking District of New York, Threshold has grown up in a playground for those seeking the alternative, experimental and fresh.

We are a volunteer led organisation and have been since the start, now registered as a CIC (Community Interest Company), we have not made profits from our events and have no permanent staff. We have in the past benefitted from funding from The Arts Council, Liverpool City Council and smaller scale sponsorship from a range of amazing local businesses. Through these sources, and ticket sales, we have been able to carry on and continue to develop.  Each year Threshold has grown in strength, size and quality.

Due to a shortfall in funding our plans for Threshold Festival in 2017 are not currently matched by the budget we have available, and so this is where you come in!

If you love live music....

If you love supporting artists & emerging talent....

If you love Liverpool....

YOU can have a direct influence in making Threshold 2017 be an amazing multi-venue event again this year

PLEASE PLEDGE NOW

Our rewards include Festival Tickets, Merchandise, some VIP packages and, of course....MUSIC

Threshold Festival March 31st-April 2nd 2017, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Your pledge will ensure we can:

  • Pay fees or expenses to more of our grass roots artists
  • Provide better food and drink to our artists and volunteers
  • Print a souvenir festival programme and produce merchandise to raise funds for future events
  • Enhance our venues with better lighting, set design and projections to create immersive experiences
  • Expand our line up and select artists proposing experimental projects
  • Expand our marketing to reach a wider audience across the City Region, and make discounted tickets available to disadvantaged communities

"This project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding. If this project reaches 75% of its initial target it will automatically receive the final 25% from Arts Council England."

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

SHOUT OUT & A3 POSTER (Collect from Merch Stall) - To show how much we love you, we'll give you a big 'thank you' shout out on at least one of our social media platforms. Perfect if you've already got your Festival ticket but just want to help us reach our target

£10 or more

7 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

BUTTON BADGE & SHOUT OUT - As part of our commitment to supporting emerging artists of all disciplines, we have always had great graphics! With your pledge you will receive one of our vintage Threshold Festival Button Badges which you can collect from our merchandise stall during the festival (if you are pledging from outside of Liverpool and would like us to post this to you, please let us know by emailing your address)

£15 or more

9 of 100 claimed

£15 Reward

PLECTRUM, BUTTON BADGE, A3 POSTER & SHOUT OUT - As part of our commitment to supporting emerging artists of all disciplines, we have always had great graphics! You will receive one of our vintage Threshold Button Badges AND a Festival Plectrum AND an A3 Poster which you can collect from our merchandise stall during the festival

£20 or more

7 of 7 claimed

£20 Reward

TOTE BAG, INVITE TO PRESS LAUNCH & SHOUT OUT - If you've already got your ticket & planned your Threshold weekend, why not choose this reward & collect your vintage Threshold Festival Tote Bag from our merchandise stall during the festival and keep your festival supplies safe! We'll also invite you to our Press Launch (if you are pledging from outside of Liverpool and would like us to post this to you, please let us know by emailing your address)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

FESTIVAL TICKET, INVITE TO SUNDAY AFTER PARTY & SHOUT OUT - Ensure you have your ticket for Threshold 2017 giving you access to all our music and visual arts venues and know you are supporting us to reach our crowdfunding target at the same time!! You will also get an exclusive invite to the cast and crew after party

£30 or more

6 of 2 claimed

£30 Reward

£50 VOUCHER FOR CASS ART - Treat yourself to some top class materials to feed your creative soul. Big thanks to our friends at Cass Art Supplies Liverpool for supporting this reward & our visual arts installation

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A BOLSHY ACOUSTIC COVER, ALBUM AND 2 x LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS - you choose a song, we’ll put our own spin on it, film it and it send it to you along with 2 tickets for our Album Launch Party on 18th March and a copy of our brand new album! Bolshy are a Riotous 7 piece pushing the boundaries of Ska Punk combining Klezmer/Dub/Metal/Afrobeat www.bolshy.bandcamp.com Terms apply - email to check

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

MELLOWTONE GIG & GOODIES - 2 tickets for any Mellowtone show in 2017 (subject to availability). Mellowtone Records Goodie Bag (Edgar Jones LP, Nick Ellis LP, Seafoam Green LP, + screenprinted poster by That Girl & sticker pack).

£50 or more

5 of 200 claimed

£50 Reward

RETROSPECTIVE CD PACKAGE - Get your Threshold 2017 ticket AND be one of the 1st to receive our Threshold Retrospective CD (due out end of Summer 17) featuring music by artists who have played Thresholds 1-7! With our track record of spotting up & coming talent, this CD will definitely have some future stars on it from this year! We'll also include a piece of vintage merchandise - could be a wristband, T-shirt, badge - it's a vintage lucky dip!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

FRIEND OF THRESHOLD - 2 tickets to our 3 day festival of live music, art & performance, including Friends of Threshold private reception - EVERY YEAR! You will become a member of an awesome crowd of people working in & supporting the music industry & creative arts in Liverpool. The time has come for creatives to support creatives and secure our festival for the future NB: with this pledge you are committing to a future annual direct debit of £50

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£50 Reward

A TRIP TO SPACE - an out of this world package from Space! This package includes 2 VIP tickets to their St Helens gig on 19th May (first drinks on the band), Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab LP on vinyl and Ltd Edition Pink vinyl 7” Blow Up Doll EP You’ll be up for a boss night out with these boys at one of the closer to home gigs of their current 30 date "Give Me Your Future Tour"

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

LTD EDITION OVVLS RECRUDESCENCE SERIES BUNDLE INCLUDING HAND WRITTEN LYRICS - Bundle includes: Pain is Beauty 7" single, Winter single cassette box set, Abandoned Ship single USB, Live a Life Undefined t-shirt and handwritten lyrics exclusive to the Threshold Festival Crowdfunder. Full details on bundle here: www.weareovvls.bigcartel.com "OVVLS are always looking to do something special." – CLASH

£75 or more

£75 Reward

2 TICKETS & 1 T-SHIRT - Treat yourself & a friend to a weekend full of music, arts and great company in one of Liverpool's most happening locations AND you get one of our gorgeous Threshold 2017 T-shirts (please email us your size) - all you've got to do is decide if you or your mate get the T-Shirt!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

2 TICKETS & 2 T-SHIRTS & SUNDAY AFTER PARTY INVITE - Treat yourself and a friend to a weekend full of music, arts and great company in one of Liverpool's most happening locations AND you get TWO of our gorgeous Threshold 2017 T-shirts (please state sizes) which you can wear to the Cast and Crew after party on Sunday night!

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

MIXNOTS IN YOUR MAISON - Mixnots will Mix up some Mayhem in your home, work or chosen venue. Glasto veterans Mixnots will bring the disco to you, with a 1.5 hour set of eclectic eccentric electric beats. Famed for their wide-ranging musical tastes, boundless energy & infectious enthusiasm, with an endearingly haphazard approach to the DJ mix you never know what's coming next when The Mixnots hit the decks Terms apply - email to check

£250 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

VIP PACKAGE - Two Festival Tickets, a thank you in our Programme as well as our social media,  2 full Merchandise Packages (including CD released end Sept 17), 2 invites to the Press Launch  and Cast and Crew After Party on Sunday Night (please state Tshirt sizes)

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

SCIENCE OF THE LAMPS PRIVATE GIG - in your home, place of business or chosen venue. A 30 minute set of scando dream pop & folk for your eyes & ears to behold. 'They combine aspects of folk, dream pop & the blues together to create a sound that's both hauntingly melodic yet a little dirty at the same time.' ManGoneBlog www.thescienceofthelamps.com Terms apply - email to check

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

VIP PACKAGE WITH BESPOKE ARTWORK - Two Festival Tickets, a thank you in our Programme as well as our social media,  2 full Merchandise Packages (including CD released end Sept 17), 2 invites to the Press Launch and visual art Private View (includes light refreshments) and Cast and Crew After Party on Sunday night, PLUS you will receive a piece of bespoke artwork featuring or inspired by vintage Threshold artwork, merchandise and images

£1,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

THRESHOLD 2017 PATRON - Become our official Patron, recognised as such on our social media,  receive  10 free tickets, 4 invites to Press Launch & visual art Private View (incs light refreshments) and Cast & Crew After Party on Sunday, 4 full Merchandise Packages (including CD released end Sept 17) and a personal thank you in the Programme. Discounts available for staff & if one person/company pledges £2,000 they will become headline sponsor


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