Leigh Folk Festival has been free for the last 25 years, and we intent on keeping it that way. As the years have gone on, Leigh Folk Festival has grown and the costs of putting on a large scale event have increased. We rely entirely on donations, sponsorship or grant funding, and in recent years all three of these areas have become increasingly difficult.
We are looking to raise £5,000 in 35 days. This will help us to maintain the quality and diversity that Leigh Folk Festival so passionately embraces. In return we’ve come up with a number of reward packages to say thanks for supporting this great community event. After all, we would be nothing without your continued support. These range from a £5 contribution, just because you’re a lovely person, to living room gigs, screen printed posters, and an exclusive 25th anniversary double gate-fold vinyl.
This crowdfunding campaign will, if successful, go a long way toward ensuring that the 25th anniversary of Leigh Folk Festival is a huge success, and help with future events over the coming years.
Take a look, pledge your support and then tell everyone, post links to the campaign on social media, phone your friends, send an email to everyone you know, heck – get a megaphone and shout it from the rooftops. Leigh Folk Festival needs your help, so check out the campaign.
To help spread the word we have set up Thunderclap, the platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be shared to the masses at the same time, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise. We have until Tuesday 17 May at 17.00 to gain 100 supporters. If successful thunderclap will automatically tweet on behalf of the supporters, spreading the message to all their followers. With 100 people all tweeting at exactly the same time there is great potential to reach a large audience and create a social media buzz.
Sign up and spread the word using your social networks below. #ThankFolkForYourSupport