Audio Farm Festival 2020.....?

Hey there, the 2019 festival season is well and truly off the ground, and with no Audio Farm Festival for the first summer since 2013, we thought it’s time to give the tribe an update on the future of the festival………. You may or may not be aware, unlike most modern festivals, Audio Farm has grown organically through grassroots, with no sponsors, no buyouts, no third party corporate financial backing. All with the objective to make profits for charity. In the current festival market, this is very rare, as corporations swallow more festivals year on year with mass buyouts with one objective, profit. All whilst more and more independent small festivals go into extinction. To grow organically from Audio Farms Workhouse and Hendre Hall days to a monster festival like One Tribe Festival 2017 and Audio Farm Festival 2018 takes time, energy, desire, willpower and an incredible team. The growth from the 4 previous summer festivals to the 2017 and 2018 was 10 times the cost and came with risks. Like most start-up or growing businesses/fundraiser event companies, the first few years are financially tough and rocky, so expanding debt is inevitable. The 2017 and 2018 Festivals accumulated debt of £68,000, with the majority of the debt coming from the One Tribe Festival 2017. Most of the £68,000 has been loaned by the Audio Farm crew as we all believe in the future and stability of the festival. However as lending hit its maximum in 2018, £20,000 was needed to be generated by the Autumn of 2019 to save the festivals future. So the crew decided to take a break in 2019.

In October 2018 a Crowdfunder was created in which 171 wonderful generous people donated £8,320. Wow, thank you all so so much, this truly shows what Audio Farm means to you. This alone gives the team energy, belief, desire to fight for its survival. The plan was and still is to generate the remaining of the £20,000 through a series of events; Audio Farms 10th Birthday, The Easter Weekend Event; The Pangolin, operating bars at Virgo Festival under the alias of One Tribe Bars, with further events on the horizon in 2019. So far, the money raised is an incredible £13,855. So, with just over another £6,000 to raise, the future of Audio Farm Festival will be secured. If Audio Farm do hit the £20,000 figure, the crew firmly believe that a self sustainable financial festival model has been cracked for 2020 and future years. All with no corporate backing, no buyouts, and no sponsors. This would be a huge success and very well deserved! Over the next few months, the hard working Audio Farm team take a break a from festival organising to re-energise and enjoy the summer through love, laughter and dancing…. News of the next 2019 event and the potential 2020 will be forthcoming. For more info on the Crowdfunder, or to donate still visit: HERE So much thanks, gratitude and love to you all. Enjoy the summer! One Love, One Tribe xxx

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