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Crowdfunding campaign to keep festival going

Towersey Festival has had to be cancelled for the first time in it's 55 year history, now they need your help.

Published by Chris Maskery at 7:55am 19th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Crowdfunding campaign to keep festival going

Towersey Festival has been cancelled for the first time in 55 years, now they're asking for your help to keep it going.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis around the world, the team behind the festival had to make the decision to postpone Towersey Festival 2020

It was due to take place at the Claydon Estate in August but will now take place in August 2021

Organisers say it's the right decision for their team, artists and attendees even if by the end of August it is once again possible for the festival to take place under law. 

They've started a crowdfunder campaign to raise money to cover the substantial costs that had already gone into this year's festival.

Towersey Festival
Towersey Festival in previous years

Towersey Festival is a totally independent festival, it is still family run and is Not for Profit. 

They say that while they have saved funds for a rainy day, wiping out an entire year is not something they could ever be ready for and there is no insurance that covers this global catastrophe for a small event like Towersey.

Here's a statement from the organisers: 

In preparation for 2020, we have already spent considerable amounts of money on deposits, production and marketing costs which we will not be able to recoup.

So, having to postpone will have a substantial financial impact, on the Festival, but also the wider community of artists and traders.

This will leave us going into 2021 with a significant deficit, which may take several years to clear, if we can get through the next few years.

We appreciate this is a difficult financial time for many, but we have been asked by several supporters whether they can help. So we have put together a Crowdfunder with some exclusive and brilliant rewards for those in a position to support at this time. 

Towersey Festival
Towersey Festival

Here's Joe Heap, Festival Director, explaining a little more about the campaign:

"The Crowdfunder Campaign offers some amazing and exclusive packages and giftsand at the same time will help secure the future of the Festival.

"We hope that you will recognise that as well as trying to support the festival, this is about offering something exclusive and special from Towersey… in some cases something money normally can't buy.

"And by purchasing a gift or package you help us keep Towersey Festival alive!

"With your support (if you have the means) Towersey Festival can remain the beautiful, independent event it has always been."

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