Lindisfarne Festival organisers have announced plans for a crowdfunding campaign for next year, just one week before the 2017 event.
Organisers will launch their campaign on Crowdfunder on Tuesday, September 12, with an aim to raise £150,000 over a 5 week period.
Money raised from the campaign will help support the development and growth of the 3 -day event and hopefully help to secure bigger named artists for next summer.
This year, the festival will play host to over 100 acts across 7 stages, at Beal Farm in Northumberland.
The independent festival has seen footfall increase by 75% from 2015-2017, and plans to use the crowdfunding to secure the festival’s future in the North East in an economic climate where similar events are failing to get over the line.
Conleth Maenpaa, founder of Lindisfarne Festival said: “Upfront commitment from festivalgoers and supporters will alleviate uncertainty, allowing us to focus fully on developing the festival further. We have said from day one this festival is for the North East and we want to openly give the region the opportunity to invest in its growth and help to shape and secure its future.”
A range of rewards will be on offer to supporters of the Crowdfunding campaign, from early bird tickets, VIP & glamping packages, through to corporate sponsorships.
Conleth added: “We remain committed to supporting the community, local businesses, musicians and social enterprises and were grateful to secure some financial support this year from Arts Council England and The Alnwick Brewery to develop our event programme. It is our mission to give the North East the UK’s best small festival and we hope people will continue to get behind us by coming along to the festival next weekend and supporting our 2018 Crowdfunder campaign.”