King’s Lynn’s Festival Too seeks crowdsourcing from its fans

Festival Too 2014 on the Saturday evening - The packed Tuesday Market Place as Scouting for Girls perform ANL-140713-191847009
Festival Too 2014 on the Saturday evening - The packed Tuesday Market Place as Scouting for Girls perform ANL-140713-191847009

Festival Too are asking the public to help with fundraising for this year’s free music festival by supporting their Crowdfunding campaign.

For more than 30 years Festival Too has provided free entertainment for the community, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people to date.

Organised by volunteers from the community the annual event features two weekends of live music along with daytime street entertainment and a fireworks display.

Festival chairwoman, Bridget Nurse said: “Although the entertainment during June and July are free for the community to attend, the cost of the bands, security, health and safety and infrastructure have all risen over the years as the festival has grown. To maintain the quality of this crowd pulling attraction in the West Norfolk’ calendar, we are asking people to use our crowd funding platform for donations.”

With just a few clicks, people can donate and receive various benefits from a good feeling from supporting this community event, up to VIP status and tickets to this year’s Festival Too ball.

Donating can be done via the Festival Too website. Click the button on the homepage to be taken to the crowdfunding page; pledges can be made from £5 right up to £500.

A target of £7,500 has been set for the campaign, all funds raised will go straight into the festival running costs.

Mrs Nurse said: “We rely totally on money donated from local businesses and West Norfolk Council, so this will be a new injection of money to sustain Festival Too’s future. The crowdfunding is only open for 33 days, until May 31st, so if you have attended and enjoyed Festival Too over the years and you are able, please do donate”

Festival Too launches on Saturday 25th June with a free firework display and music on King Staithe Square.

This is followed by two weekends of street entertainment and live music on the Tuesday Market Place on July 1-3 and July 8-9.

This year again includes a “Lazy Sunday” supported by Twisted Melon Promotions and in association with Armed Forces Day on July 3, starting at 2pm, featuring live music, the Bloodhound 135,000 bhp jet car and a chance to visit the Air Raid shelter under the Tuesday Market Place.