We appreciate these are difficult times for many. We’ve spent 2020 organising and promoting a festival that was first taking place in June, then November and now not until 2021. That leaves 2020 generating no income for us. As a small business with no premises but staff to support, this leaves us in a difficult situation with little access to financial support.
Most annoyingly, 2020 was set to be our greatest ever year. With near to £250,000 of support in our grasp – 90% of which would go back out to musicians, creatives, freelances, small & local businesses. Thanks to our amazing supporters and friends from over the years, we were able to raise over £7000 through a Crowdfunder, which helped us survive the Summer. But there’s still some way to go.
So we are asking for your help. If you have the means, there are four ways you can support us:
- Buy one of our compilations. These vary from Pay What You Feel records to our most recent vinyl compilation for £15. The older records have some great tracks, including some from headliners. 155 tracks available as Pay What You Feel – great value and plenty to explore!
- Buy some Merch. We’ve had some great new merch made up this year, from exclusive T-shirts to Songbooks to “10 Years” anniversary badges. Every purchase helps us keep going!
- Buy your June 2021 ticket. We know it’s human nature to wait until the last minute, but if you buy in advance, it really helps secure our future and build confidence in the event.
- Become a Patron. This varies from £3 – £10 a month and is a great way to offer consistent support. Plus, it comes with lots of perks.
Thank you so much for reading and take care of yourselves.
Team Long Division