Carrick-on-Shannon Water Music Festival is turning to the local community and further afield for support via a Fund It initiative.
To entice the crowd (that’s you!) to pledge on innovative crowd-funding website www.fundit.ie, the Festival has erected a Funding Barometer in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon, measuring progress and drawing attention to the project.
A series of rewards on offer, for those who donate anything from €10 to €5,000, has a local flavor showing off all the unique offerings of Leitrim and North Roscommon.
The festival are promoting their campaign via facebook on www.facebook.com/CarrickWaterMusicFestival
Rewards include kayak sessions, river cruises, festival tickets with front row seats and backstage talks to an opportunity to play a rare 1847 Telford pipe organ.
The top reward being a luxury all inclusive Spa weekend at Kilronan Castle and Spa, chauffer driven to the event each night and a very special private performance with internationally renowned singer Eleanor Shanley.
A generous private sponsor has agreed to match funds raised up to €3,000 and double funds raised over that, to a maximum overall donation of €10,000. Therefore if this Campaign raises €6,500, the total return will be €16,500.
James Phillips, Festival spokesperson said, “There is great pride in our Festival. The concept of Fund It is new to a lot of people but we have added a phone number to the Barometer so people can call us and we will talk them through the process. We are also appealing to businesses and individuals to get in touch.”
Carrick Water Music Festival will run from July 3-8 this year and will include The Proms conducted by Fergus Sheil, the Henry Girls, Charlie McGettigan and Eamon Daly as well as We Banjo 3, alternative rock, and electronic music.