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Legion Festival Pozible Pledge has gone live.

I know most Soundwave ticket holders are still waiting for their money back….. However Legion Festival is using crowd funding website Pozible that will not take the money that you Pledge until the goal is reached. The money raised goes to the artists and to the actual costs of the festival assuring that bands get paid. No promoter will be paid!

Check out their Facebook page here 

Read below for more info and you can pledge here

The following artists support LEGION MUSIC FEST 2016.  These acts are committed to perform if you pledge your support and, together, we reach our goal.

While we have a majority of the line up committed in principle, given time constraints of the holiday’s, most artist’s agents and management are unavailable to finalise contracts. We are still in the process of confirming a number of interested national and international acts.

The supporters list below will be updated regularly.

INTERNATIONAL ACTS

AUSTRALIAN ACTS

WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING ACTS TO BE CONFIRMED WITH OVER 20+ FURTHER ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

For further artist information please visit www.legionmusicfest.com

Saturday 26 MARCH 2016    MELBOURNE, VIC    10,000 capacity
Sunday 27 MARCH 2016       SYDNEY, NSW   10,000 capacity
Monday 28 MARCH 2016      BRISBANE, QLD   10,000 capacity
Friday 1 APRIL 2016                ADELAIDE, SA   2,000 capacity
Saturday 2 APRIL 2016          PERTH , WA    2,000 capacity

* All venues are near to the CBD in each capital city and will be announced shortly.

BENEFITS FOR THE BANDS
Commit to being part of the bill ONLY if the goal is reached.
Gets a guaranteed fee.
Ticketing profits are distributed between the bands instead of going to a promoter.
Confidence that event costs and guarantees are covered by crowdfunding goal.

BENEFITS FOR THE FANS
Payments are charged ONLY if the goal is reached.
Confidence their bands are committed in coming to their city and are paid correctly.
Direct connection with the bands.
Lower ticket prices.

BENEFITS FOR THE VENUES
Commit to hosting the event ONLY if the goal is reached.
Gets a guaranteed fee.
Confidence that venue fees and associated costs will be covered.

BENEFITS FOR THE PRODUCTION
Commit to working the event ONLY if the goal is reached.
Gets a guaranteed fee.
Confidence that production fees and associated costs will be covered.

– How much do tickets for LEGION MUSIC FEST cost?

Once we reach out goal, Oztix will being selling a limited number of general admission tickets from $140. Pledge packages that include discounted tickets start from $125.

– How does the pledge thing work?

When you pledge to a package that supports LEGION MUSIC FEST you will need to enter your credit card details BUT nothing will be charged to your card until the campaign goal is reached. No goal, no festival, no payment, no risk. You can pledge multiple times.

– What’s the line up?

Take a look at the section at the bottom of this page that lists all of the bands that have committed to being a part of LEGION MUSIC FEST 2016 if you guys get behind it and we reach our goal. Because this has all come together so quickly, we’re still in the process of locking in a lot of the bands so we will update the line up daily.

– Why should I pledge if I don’t know the whole line up?

We know it’s really tough for you guys to get behind something new after everything that’s happened. Especially because this is such a new way of doing things and we’re asking you to pledge your support before the full line up is announced.  The thing is, we believe that we’re pledging to something much bigger than a festival. We’re pledging to become founding members of a community that won’t take no for an answer. A community that will shape LEGION MUSIC FEST for the future and, more importantly, the future of the hard music scene in Australia in general. We have the opportunity to do something that’s never been done before and show bands and music markets all over the world that we have strength in numbers and that the fans can and will mobilise to protect the industry that we love.

– Is there an age restriction?

The team have worked through the logistics and, for a number of reasons, in it’s first year, LEGION MUSIC FEST 2016 will be an 18+ event only.

How the funds will be used

As part of LEGION’s commitment to transparency we are sharing our costs budget so you can see where your pledge contributes to.

Melbourne    $1,025,000
Sydney     $1,025,000
Brisbane   $1,025,000
Adelaide    $100,000
Perth    $100,000

Total costs across all shows   $3,275,000

COSTS BREAKDOWN (Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane).
Each east coast’s event costs can be broken down into the following:

SITE COSTS   $250,000
Fencing
Toilets
Tents
Turf
Electrical
Vendors
Parking
Permits
Transport

PRODUCTION COSTS   $200,000
Audio
Lighting
Video
Staging
Generators
Backline
Barricades
Freight

STAFFING COSTS   $100,000
Police
Event Staff
Ticketing Staff
Cleaning
Runners
Ambulance
Doctor
Management
Security
Catering
Traffic Management
Sound Monitoring

ARTIST COSTS   $475,000
Artist fees
Visas
Riders
International travel
National Travel
Accommodation
Freight
Ground Transport

COSTS BREAKDOWN (Adelaide/Perth)
Each mini-fest’s event costs can be broken down into the following:

PRODUCTION COSTS $20,000
Venue Hire
Audio
Lighting
Video
Staging
Backline
Barricades
Freight

STAFFING COSTS $20,000
Event Staff
Ticketing Staff
Cleaning
Runners
Management
Security
Catering
Sound Monitoring

ARTIST COSTS $60,000
Artist fees
Visas
Riders
National Travel
Accommodation
Freight
Ground Transport

Challenges

The challenges involved in establishing a sustainable music festival in Australia are many and varied and we are committed to working on these issues to help this event work long term.

Predominantly due to Australia’s distance away from countries where many touring artists reside, costs such as artist fees and international travel costs involved in attracting acts to join a festival lineup can really blowout. Additionally, internal artist costs such as airfares, accommodation and freight can also add up to a huge amount with a large touring party.

It’s important we are realistic and limit the size of these events to facilitate sustainablitity. This will help us keep ticket prices down and reduce major production costs.

We will be limiting capacities for the 2016 east cost shows at a total of 10,000 people each show.

We know that there’s definitely a chance that this thing could grow into something pretty big in future years, but we want to make sure that we stay realistic and grow slowly.

The last thing we want to do is bite off more than we can chew and end up by making you line up for hours at the toilets and bars and piss you off by having too many bands play at the same time.

We pledge that we will always keep an awesome festival experience top of mind with everything we do .

Project Team

Legion Music Fest

Sydney, AU Message Supported 0 Projects

The event partners that we already have on board are: Oztix, Global Event Management, Unbreakable International, Love Police, Jaden Social and Bulletproof/Riot Entertainment.

The Legion HQ team now consists of professionals that have handled ticketing, staging, event production, merchandise, tour management, artist liaison, marketing and publicity for large scale events and festivals both here in Australia and all over the world.

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