With just 12 weeks until the 4th Breaking Bands Festival, the team are confident of another sold out event and have already put plans in place to celebrate the big 5th Anniversary event.
Some plans will be kept out of the public eye for now as the core team want to hold back a few exciting additions but felt it was the right time to announce some of the 2019 festival updates.
Festival Director Jay says “with this being our 5th Anniversary and one some people didn’t think we were going to reach, we wanted to celebrate in a special way by inviting back some of the bands that have performed over the past 4 years for us”.
So 2019 will be a special invite only event with no band applications being opened. The festival team are putting together their short list of bands to bring back that not only performed well but also really captured the event, got right involved and embraced the early years of the festival. Including 2018, Breaking Bands Festival has seen a staggering 138 bands perform over several stages with some coming back for a second bite so it won’t be an easy task to pick 20 of the bands to come back and play again. More details soon on this including a fan attended vote as well.
The festival is also going to restructure the ticket system to be more family friendly increasing the junior ticket age to under 16’s instead of under 14’s and under 5’s will get in free with paying adults. Junior tickets will still be incredibly affordable along with the adult tickets. The festival will also once again be e-ticketed to save on the environment of printing tickets and posting them out to people.
And finally, something the team have been working on for over a year now has a name, though details will not be fully released just yet. The Breaking Bands Festival Foundation will launch at this years event. The BBFF will be the voice of the community and will be there to advise the team on everything from more traders to which bands the fans want back. The foundation will be a limited membership and those who join will have very important decisions to make to help the festival grow in the years ahead. More about this very soon.
So for now, we just sit back and wait for the snow to thaw out and the sunshine to rise above us over the Worcestershire hills ready for what is undoubtably going to be our best festival so far.
Grab one of the last 75 tickets if not done already and lets get the party started!