Less then two months after supposed Soundwave “replacement” festival Legion announced its attempt to bring a touring heavy music festival to Australia was to be curtailed until 2017, comes another red hot go at a crowdfunded heavy festival, in the form of newly announced Crafterfest, humbly self-named after prominent hardcore vocalist Michael Crafter, who you may know from outfits I Killed The Prom Queen and Confession.
Launched late last night, Crafterfest’s GoFundMe page is now live, promising a multi-day camping festival for fans of Soundwave and Unify style artists with the page stating: “Following the death of Soundwave, a massive void has been left in the Australian festival scene. With newcomers such as UNIFY becoming such a resounding success, it’s clear that Australian heavy music fans still love to party.”
Organisers, who include a partnership with a blog called I Probably Hate Your Band, have tentative plans to host the event in either Adelaide or on the Gold Coast, with a donation of $60 supposedly securing you a ticket to this lineup-less, location-less, date-less 2017 event.
The GoFundMe page has set a goal of $300,000 to get the project off the ground, with the current total at time of writing standing at $75. Just for your information Legion’s failed pozible reached $324,000 of its $3.2 million target, which seems like more than just a coincidence considering the projected Crafterfest goal.
“While still very much in the planning stage, we can guarantee that if we reach our funding goal, you will have a CRAFTERFEST come next year,” say organisers. “Let’s all rally together to make this happen – any donation, whether $5 or $500, will bring us one step closer to making this a reality.”
If you wish to rally together and help get this new pie-in-the-sky festival off the ground, you can head to their GoFundMe page here.
We wish all involved the best of luck.
It's time. Go support and let's try make something happen https://t.co/bKNUV0XJSV
— Michael Crafter (@Crafterxxx) February 29, 2016
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