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Backyard Sessions is go!

Crowdfunded Swedish festival smashes its target

2019 Jul 04     
2 Bit Thugs

…but if you fancy owning a slice of the Swedish house and techno fest, there's still time!

Taking place in a city park in Malmö, Sweden, Backyard Sessions is a two-day, family-friendly electronic music festival that's grown from a 500-capacity event to a capacity of 4,000 in just three years. But they've got even bigger plans: the organisers say that, five years from now, they hope to reach a capacity of 20,000. And to help them do so, they recently launched a crowdfunding campaign, offering would-be investors a range of benefits in exchange for an injection of funds.

You can check out the campaign page here. As you'll see if you click the link, they've already smashed their €30K funding target, raising over €31K, but there are still a few days left if you want to get involved. The smallest investment you can make is 500 sek (Swedish Krona – that's £43 approx), which gets you five shares in the festival organisation and a daytime ticket to this year's festival. 5,000 sek (£426 approx) will get you four festival passes and 50 shares, while if anyone's got 25,000 sek (£2,130 approx) to spare they'll get five festival passes, 250 shares and a part to play in choosing next year's line-up and decor.

Festival organiser Alex Esser told iDJ: "It feels really great to raise a crowdfunding round of €30,000. This is the best recognition we can get as the team behind Backyard Sessions. Most of the investors are our festival guests from previous years, and other players involved in the electronic scene in Sweden and Denmark who believe in our vision behind the festival."

As for this year's festival, that takes place on 31 Aug-1 Sept, with the first wave of artists to be announced including Booka Shade, Culoe De Song, Kim Ann Foxman, La Fleur, Park Hye Jin and former iDJ Danish correspondent Tim Andresen. Tickets are available now, priced £100.55.







Tags: Backyard Sessions, Malmö, Sweden, house, techno, Booka Shade, Kim Ann Foxman, La Fleur, Tim Andresen, crowdfunding, festival, European festivals, FundedByMe