LEGION MUSIC FEST - World-first, fan funded heavy music festival offers support to local acts

Following the announcement of Legion Music Fest, the Australian music festival tackling a world-record crowd funding campaign, the organisers have announced an initiative that will give all local bands that fall under the ‘heavy music’ genre a chance to be involved.
 
Legion have partnered with GiggedIn, a company that champions crowd sourcing for the Australian music industry, in order to run a competition that affords each of the bands an even playing field.
 
Legion founder, John Sankey said that supporting local talent is something that is fundamental to the ethic that he has created for the festival.
 
“We made a commitment to support local bands and the local industry and we meant it,” he said.
 
Once each band submits they will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts, including Sankey himself along with record label executives, award winning producers, music media experts and the event’s organisers, to determine the finalists for each state.
 
The fans will then vote; with the top six bands from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and the top band from Adelaide and Perth, being given the coveted spot on their home stage.
 
“We turn to the fans for all major decision making, so why should this be any different?” said Sankey.
 
Bands are asked to submit 1 song, 1 music video link, a short bio and a photo to go in the running.
 
Should they be successful, they will go on to play alongside 25+ other international and local bands, with the event organisers set to announce major headliners shortly.
 
Local artists can submit to: http://www.giggedin.com/legion-music-fest
 
Entries close on: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:59:00

LEGION MUSIC FEST fast facts
  • Bands announced so far: Devil Driver (USA), Frontline Assembly (Canada), Devil You Know (USA), Darkest Hour (USA), Battle Cross (USA), Dream on Dreamer (AU), Aversions Crown (AU) Caligula’s Horse (AU), Darkc3ll (AU) and Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams (AU)
  • 30 bands in total set to play over 3 stages at each east coast event
  • Approximately 10 International acts and 20 Australian acts
  • The first major rock festival world-wide to be run without a traditional event promoter 
  • First major music festival in the world to be crowd funded
  • Crowd funding goal of $3.27 Million
  • Largest Australian crowd funding campaign to date raised $1 Million
  • Largest music crowd funding campaign globally to date raised $1.2 Million
  • In its first week of being live to public, LEGION MUSIC FEST campaign raised over a quarter of a million dollars
  • Ongoing commitment to fostering local talent with a dedicated stage for local, emerging artists
  • Ongoing commitment to fostering local economies by using local suppliers exclusively
  • With no traditional event promoter, all ticketing profits raised above the crowd funding goal will be split amongst the participating artists
  • Capacity limited to 10,000 per east coast event and commitment to grow the festival slowly to ensure event is achievable and sustainable
  • Confirmed event partners include: Oztix, Pozible, Global Events Management, Unbreakable International, Love Police, Bullet Proof, Jaden Social and GiggedIn

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