The organisers of the inaugural Chi-Signs Festival, to be held at on 4th July in Chichester, have set up a kickstarter in order to raise enough funds to be able to remunerate the artists who come to play properly. Full details below.
Full disclosure: one of the festival organisers writes for Louder Than War – Sean Bw Parker.
Quoting from the festival’s Kickstarter page:
“With live music venues closing up and down the UK, creative approaches are necessary to ensure the most vital way to experience music isn’t lost in the din of the twenty-first century.
“The Chi-Signs Festival will take place regardless, but artists need to earn a living wage as much as you do to keep writing, playing and recording for you. We plan to use your donation to attract the cream of the Lit Rock 2015 scene to the festival, without the domineering presence of a sponsor.
“Coming along, having a drink, talking about the event and performers all helps immeasurably – that’s what the music industry was built on. Help us achieve it in Chi…£5 of every ticket sold goes to the Chichester Green Party.”
The organisers can’t disclose the names of the actual acts until contracts are signed, for, in their own words, “fairly obvious reasons.” But they do say that “…if we achieve the goal, we assure you you’ll be pleasantly surprised…”
That link to the Kickstarter page again.