The Newcastle Weekender Festival

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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!

The Challenges

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!
on 30th Jun 2014 at 8:27am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$10 +Beer and a High-Five! Drop in to The Terrace Bar any time after this campaign ends til the end of the year, for a beer of your choice and a high-five for your support!
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$15 +Early-Bird Sunday Day Pass Entry to the Sunday event, featuring 25+ bands curated by RIP Society Records, Bedroom Suck Records, Y202 Records, Flip to Presant & more to be announced! Incredibly discounted one-off price! 100 only!
50 Chosen | 50 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$30 +Two Cocktails and a High-Five! Two cocktails of your choice at The Terrace Bar and a High-Five for supporting this project! Available for claim from the end of this campaign until the end of the year.
10 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$60 +Four Day Early Bird Festival Pass! Only 75 of these, and only available by pledging! The first three days of the festival will be held at the limited capacity venue The Terrace Bar, and entry to the first three nights will only be through the full festival pass, or purchasing a limited amount of single night passes (on sale August 2014). Max cap per night is 120, so take a punt on one of these!
32 Chosen | 43 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$75 +All GoneFour Day Early Bird Festival Pass PLUS Ticket to TiNA Launch Party PLUS Thankyou in the TiNA Program Extremely limited pass, includes entry to all four days/nights at the Weekender Festival, plus a thankyou in the This is Not Art program and a ticket to their launch party on the Friday (which runs til 3am so you can party pretty much all night!)
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2014