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We are bringing 700 folk to a community of 100 to share the Knoydart experience and a weekend of music....quite simply we miss out on live music events so we are doing it ourselves and inviting you to support us.
Knoydart is a peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. Everything has to come by boat or a 3 day hike across the hills, and that includes the music festival.
We will be shipping in bands and their equipment, marquees, toilets, food for the masses, a bar and booze, stages, lighting, security, tents and yurts, generators and the majority of the audience.
A few days later we will pack it all away and ship it out again....Why do we do it? Why do we bother?
Because it is one of those weekends that is just magic and worth every bit of hard work and hassle - a year's worth for the main organisers. It is volunteer run from selling tickets before the event to selling beer at it, to actually building the bar ... it is a true community enterprise. And all of these volunteers support the festival by paying for their tickets too.
You come in to it, because unfortunately we were unsuccessful on three funding bids and ticket sales alone will not be enough to cover the costs. So the organisers will be left to meet the shortfall.
Yes, the festival is still going ahead, it's on the 26th to the 28th of April, and we sold out of our tickets just 5 days of going on sale. This is fantastic and shows what support we have.
So, if you're coming this year or hoping to come to the next one help us make this year's festival as brilliant as it should be without putting the organisers at personal financial risk and to make sure it can happen again and again!
With thanks to Sandy Sutherland, Bombskare and the Knoydart Music Festival Facebook fans for the images, and Kira Holroyd for the video.
And thanks to you too, for backing our project and sharing it with your friends and family.
Promised of our £1,500 target
Ok, so it's not one of Knoydart's biggest hills, but that doesn't mean it's insignificant, and nor is your promise of 3 quid. You'll get a thank you on our Facebook page and on our website. Show the peeps you care!50 rewards, 48 remaining
We are scaling up, it's still not a Munro and we still have a big mountain to climb if we are gonnae raise this money for our festival, but with your fiver we are getting there. As well as a warm fuzzy glow, you'll get a thank you on our website and Facebook page and 5 music downloads from artists and or bands playing at the festival.50 rewards, 47 remaining
Standing a bit bigger at 855m this is gonnae be a walk in the park with your help and support. For your tenner you get 8 music downloads and a special thank you on our website and Facebook page, as well as a festival badge you can wear with pride.38 rewards, 16 remaining
Sometimes called 'looney bin,' show us how crazy you are by pledging 20 quid. We will give you 10 music downloads from some of our headline acts as well as some of our less well known bands and artists. You will also get a thank you on our Facebook page and website, a collection of mouthwatering recipes that will be made over the weekend to feed the crowds and a badge and set of festival postcards.46 rewards, 41 remaining
You would definitely feel breathless climbing this one, and we are too with your generous promise. We will give you a thank you on our website and Facebook page, 12 music downloads of headline acts as well as some of our less well known bands and artists. You will also get a badge, set of festival postcards, collection of exclusive recipes as well as an A5 festival poster.22 rewards, 16 remaining
Wow, the view from here really is staggering, and so are you! You get a braw wee goody bag of - an A5 festival poster, a thank you on our website and Facebook page, 12 music downloads featuring festival bands and artists, a festival badge and set of festival postcards, recipes that will be being served over the weekend from Knoydart pottery and tearoom, the Old Forge and Wild Rover Foods as well as a festival t-shirt!4 rewards, 0 remaining
This is the big one, although not strictly speaking on Knoydart for you bobbly hatted purists. As well as the goody bag (an A5 festival poster, a thank you on our website and face book page, 12 music downloads featuring festival bands and artists, a festival badge and set of festival postcards, recipes that will be served over the weekend as well as the obligatory festival tshirt....and since you are spending so much we will even get it muddy for you with real genuine Knoydart festival dirt (optional).), you will also recieve a retro festival t-shirt circa 2011! A signed cd from one of the bands featured over the weekend and an exclusive video download of the festival. Phew. It's like being here without going on the boat and getting to stay in your own bed. Lovely.-3 rewards, -4 remaining
Maybe you will be at the festival and have some ideas of your own. We'd love to hear from you, here's an idea ... we could pick you and your pals up and take you to the campsite. You could meet one of the bands backstage and have a few beers and get to introduce them on stage! You might even get a hug or two cos its such a friendly festival. Or perhaps you are a business and would like to sponsor us? Give us a shout and we can have a chat about the advertising we could offer you.3 rewards, 2 remaining