23 November 2016
If you’re looking for unique Christmas gift ideas then how about adopting a gig for a friend or relative at next year’s Marsden Jazz Festival?
We’re launching our 2017 Adopt a Gig scheme to help support the free gigs at next year’s festival and you can adopt one of our gigs for £50.
Kirklees Council previously provided £10,000 each year to help fund the festival – a registered charity – but has confirmed it is no long able to provide large-scale financial support due to budget cuts.
We were delighted with the response we got to the Adopt a Gig scheme when we held it for the first time at our 25th festival and we hope even more people will sign up to adopt a gig in 2017.
It’s really important to us that the majority of the gigs at the festival are free so that as many people as possible are able to experience live jazz music. But we need the support of businesses and festival goers to keep the gigs free.
Over 80 free events took place at the 25th Marsden Jazz Festival in October including the Saturday street parade which featured three of the UK’s leading street bands, performances on homemade musical instruments by local children and a moving scrap metal sculpture.
Everyone who adopts a gig will receive an e-certificate and have their name printed in the 2017 festival programme.
We’re also expanding the initiative for next year’s festival to give local businesses the chance to adopt their own stage from just £500. The offer includes a stage banner as well as two free headliner tickets or a pass to see all of the festival’s New Stream artists.
More details on how to adopt a gig at our 2017 festival are available at marsdenjazzfestival.com/adopt-a-gig. Local businesses interested in adopting a stage and other sponsorship opportunities at the festival should email firstname.lastname@example.org.