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The Newcastle Weekender Festival runs in Newcastle NSW from Thursday 2nd October - Sunday 5th October 2014, in proud partnership with the This is Not Art Festival.
The festival kicks off with three days/nights of programming at the limited capacity Terrace Bar, including:
- 10 year anniversary celebration of the closure of Bloody Fist Records curated by Mark N,
- two nights curated by ex Sound Summit & Spring Break director Chris Hearn,
- a handful of very special to-be-announced Headline Guests, and
- a stage of one-off collaborations between experimental musicians over film.
Followed by on Sunday at The Croatian Club, 25+ bands perform across 6 mini stages curated by:
- RIP Society Records,
- Bedroom Suck Records,
- Y202 Records,
- Flip To Presant, and
- more to be announced!
75 full festival passes gaining entry to all four days will be available as early-bird specials by pledging $60 at the link on the right. These will be the only full festival passes available. Will sell out. Get one, get one for a friend.
100 early bird passes will be available for the Sunday only for $15.
One night tickets will go on sale in August 2014.
Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia, every dollar you give will be matched up to $4000 through their Match: Crowdfunding for the Independent Arts Sector initiative.
Some Of My Previous Work
Hard call taking a $15 gamble on a one day pass, or a $60 gamble on a full festival pass, without seeing a lineup? Get googling & check out lineups that Newcastle Weekender curators Mark N (Bloody Fist), Nic Warnock (RIP Society / Sound Summit) & Joe Alexander (Bedroom Suck / Deadshits) and Chris Hearn (Sound Summit / Summer Vibes / Totally Autumn / Winter Chills / Spring Break / Bummer Vibes / The Terrace Bar) have curated in the past. We reckon we know what we're doing.
How The Funds Will Be Used
We're here to raise funds to fill the gap that Sound Summit is leaving behind this year by being on hiatus - to run a music festival over the This is Not Art weekend in Newcastle, from October 2-5th.
All money raised will be used to cover production, and artist fees, transport & accommodation. We've got a small first lineup announcement planned to be released soon, but the more we raise, the more artists, and the more special artists we can book! If we can't raise the $3k target in a week we'll assume you don't want us to bother. But we think it's a no brainer, so get pledging, & spread the love!
We've got the opportunity to secure a little funding - dollar for dollar what we can raise on here up to $4k - if we can pull this off in ten days! Check out some of the great options for pledging - get on those early bird passes while you can - and tell your friends too. Share it far and wide!