Help us Rise Like a Phoenix!
Eurovision NI is a Belfast based Eurovision blog which aims to bring its readers the latest Eurovision news, reviews, gossip, features and fun!
In 2016 we launched our first ever Eurovision NI Awards show which dished out gongs for the best and worst that Eurovision had to offer. The show has grown year on year moving from an event in my living room to a small sized external venue in 2018.
What's Another Year?
We are eager to capitalise Everyway That We Can on our success and we want to do provide Eurovision fans of Belfast and the surrounding area with a fun night out and a spectacular show in 2019. The show will again showcase the best and worst from Eurovision this year, but on a bigger scale! We want to have guest performers, we want to have a professional set, we want to increase the number of attendees! In short we want to be bigger and better than ever before!
Being bigger and better however Don't Come Easy. We need help to cover the costs of venue hire, AV hire and the booking of our artists and entertainers for the evening. This is where you come in! We're calling all you Golden Boys and Slavic Girls donate any amount you can (Ooh Ahh Just a Little Bit, Ooh ahh a little bit more!) towards helping us get on our feet. In return we would have such Grande Amore for you and would reward you with a small token of thanks (see the rewards section)!
Playing With Numbers
So what is it we're asking for?
- Venue Hire: £800
- Headline Artist Cost: £700
- Irish Dancing Interval Act: £300
- Presenter: £300
- Award statuettes: £300
- Sound engineer: £120
- Decorations/Stage Dressing: £224
We have already raised £800 of our own funds, so our total ask is £1,944.
If we raise more than our ask, we will be able to put the extra money towards additional artists, more extravagant stage dressing and decorations and a photographer.
Risks and challenges
What's the Pressure?
To date our awards show has been relatively on a small scale, starting out as a small event for friends in my living room, it grew in 2018 to an external venue where we had a venue with a capacity of 50. In 2019 we want to scale this up to a venue with a capacity of 130-160 people. A risk we run with this is that we may discover there isn't as wide an audience as we anticipate.
To combat this risk we will really push our marketing efforts. We will use social media and targeted advertising to approach Eurovision fans living in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and encourage them to attend the awards. We will also approach a number of local businesses and encourage them to buy out a table as a staff night out for their employees.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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