Alt Fest is set to make history when it becomes the first festival to not only be funded by its fans but that asks its fans how they want the money raised to be spent to create a festival for the fans by the fans. Launching today on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, the Alt Fest campaign aims to raise a minimum of £30,000 that will be put towards creating several parts of the festival including the mainstage headline artists. Every single person who contributes via Kickstarter will then be asked how he or she wants the festival to be developed. Taking place on August 15-17th August 2014 at the beautiful Boughton House in Kettering, Northamptonshire, organisers say “Alt Fest is going to be the UK’s first truly major outdoor festival celebrating alternative culture, art, music and lifestyles.”
Having already raised well over £10,000 via their own DIY crowd-funding campaign and people signing up to Alt Fest’s exclusive Dismembership Scheme, Alt Fest has already booked over 30 bands that the fans asked for via polls on the festival’s website and Facebook profile. The next phase of funding will allow fans to contribute financially towards the budget for booking the main stage headline act, increase the attractions at the festival and increase the facilities on-site including more toilets than any other festival in the UK, more showers and custom built changing areas.
Already booked to appear at Alt Fest are Fields of the Nephilim, VNV Nation, Atari Teenage Riot,Covenant, Front 242, Eisbrecher, The March Violets, Suicide Commando, Diary of Dreams, Alec Empire, Die So Fluid among many others.