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Legion 2016 Is Now Open To Under 18’s

Soundwave-replacement festival Legion is evolving at a rapid-fire pace. It was just days ago that the event dropped its first lineup announcement,and another three big-name acts were added to the bill just earlier today.

Now, the festival has evolved once again.

Though previously devised as an 18+ event, organisers have just announced that they’ve rejigged the logistics to allow punters of all ages to attend.

“Once again, the fans have spoken!” Legion organisers posted on Facebook. “We decided to make the event 18+ for a number of reasons – but A LOT of you spoke up. So we went back to the drawing board and moved some stuff around and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve managed to make it work.”

Those under the age of 15 will have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, though.

Australia’s first fan-funded heavy music festival is still a fair whack short of its whopping $3.25 million crowdfunding target. At the time of writing, fans have pledged almost $136,000 with 19 days remaining in the campaign.

The official festival dates for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth have also been announced, with Legion organisers mapping out the exact budget breakdown required for each event (below).

The festival will only be able to use the crowdfunded cash if it successfully hits its lofty crowdfunding goal, and punters wanting to lend a hand to help this happen can do so via Legion’s Pozible campaign here.

 Check out the full lineup and ticketing details for Legion 2016 so far, below.

Once again, the fans have spoken! We decided to make the event 18+ for a number of reasons – but A LOT of you spoke up….

Posted by Legion Music Fest on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Legion Festival 2016 Lineup (So Far)

DevilDriver (USA)

Front Line Assembly (CANADA)

Aversions Crown (AUS)

Joining…

Devil You Know (USA)

Darkest Hour (USA)

Battlecross (USA)

Caligula’s Horse (AUS)

Darkc3ll (AUS)

Rick Dangerous And The Silkie Bantams (AUS)

Dream on Dreamer (AUS)

Legion Festival 2016

Saturday, 26th March 2016 

Melbourne (AA)

Tickets: Legion Pozible Campaign

Sunday, 27th March 2016 

Sydney (AA)

Tickets: Legion Pozible Campaign

Monday, 28th March 2016 

Brisbane (AA)

Tickets: Legion Pozible Campaign

Friday, 1st April 2016 

Adelaide (AA – Club mini-festival)

Tickets: Legion Pozible Campaign

Saturday, 2nd April 2016 – 15+

Perth (AA – Club mini-festival)

Tickets: Legion Pozible Campaign

LEGION FEST 2016 BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Melbourne    $1,025,000

Sydney     $1,025,000

Brisbane   $1,025,000

Adelaide    $100,000

Perth    $100,000

Total: $3,275,000

MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE BREAKDOWN 

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

ADELAIDE & PERTH BREAKDOWN

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

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