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Project to #growLeeFest into a 5000 capacity festival that remains independent. No sponsors, no corporate investors - just run by you!
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LeeFest began when Lee broke the rules (in a constructive way) to make something exciting happen. Since then a community of artists, thinkers and do'ers have worked tirelessly to carefully craft the festival. 

It now provides opportunities and support to hundreds of creative people working in music, arts or science that have ideas and want to make them happen.

Find out more at www.leefest.org.uk

Organisation Structure

LeeFest is registered as a non-profit social enterprise in the UK. 

We do not have any shareholders. Instead we have a board of directors, called The Campfire Cabinet, to make decisions about the way the organisation and festival is run.

The Campfire Cabinet is our name for the board of directors. 

Members of this special group can input into important decisions about how the organisation is run and oversee the festivals progress. They also get access to secret areas at the festival. 

AGM

Once a year we will hold a Campfire Cabinet meeting in London to make decisions about the year ahead. Cabinet members will be able to partake in the discussions and decisions on twitter if they cant make it to London.

After a hard meeting we will probably all deserve a big party - so we'll have one of those too!

Online

Members of the Campfire Cabinet will receive login details to a secret webpage where they can access regular updates from the festival team.

The cabinet webpage will allow members to vote on important decisions throughout the year, such as who plays, how budgets are spent and what fancy dress Lee has to wear :) 

At LeeFest

Get into secret areas onsite and join in a cabinet meeting around a real campfire! Wear your Campfire Cabinet T-Shirt and be worshipped by everyone.

No Pressure

There is no pressure to get involved in everything (or anything for that matter). You can get choose with the areas that interest you most (Music, or Visual Arts or Finance etc.) and not worry about the bits that dont interest you so much!

Be The First

No other festival in the world is run this way - pioneer this unique idea with us and run your own festival.

Why We Need £50,000

When organisations need to grow they usually raise finance from venture capitalists, or in the case of some music festivals from sponsorship.

We want to safeguard the integrity and uniqueness of LeeFest by keeping it non-profit and sponsor free, so have chosen to raise the money needed for expansion through Kickstarter, giving you creative control of the festival in return.

We will invest the money pledged in growing the festival to 5000 capacity, at which point it will become independently financially sustainable.

We need to hit our target for things like paying artists, securing a new venue (still local), paying for promotion and delivering those all important rewards!

Website: leefest.org.uk

Twitter: @leefest

Facebook: /leefest

Please feel free to message us with any questions or join the discussions on twitter...

Discussion: #growLeeFest

The 2013 festival will take place at Highams Hill Farm, about 40 minutes from central London with 2500 people. The first few artist names announced are...

Big love and thanks to: 

The fantastic Haiku Salut for letting us use their beautiful song for our project film: haikusalut.com

The wonderful David Hayes for scripting, producing and directing the project film: davidhayesfilm.com

The amazing Julia Lowe for her artistic hands and for conceiving the project film: jules@leefest.org.uk 

Everyone that helped us discover and research Kickstarter and pull this project together!

Risks and challenges

There are a few risks associated with the project that may set back the timeline for delivery, however we have a very skilled team who have been working on the festival for 7 years and have dealt with many hiccups along the way. With our new Kickstarter backers joining the team we hope that nothing could stand in our way.

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    AN ALBUM 12 tracks of our favourite emerging musicians to download and discover //// PROJECT UPDATES to keep you in the loop with how the project is going

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    A POSTCARD from Lee to thank you for your support and that warm fuzzy feeling you get having helped out :)

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    AN ALBUM 12 tracks of our favourite emerging musicians to download and discover //// A POSTCARD from Lee to thank you for your support and that warm fuzzy feeling you get having helped out :)

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    LEEFACE we will design you a personalised LeeFest logo based on a picture of you! (there are some examples below)

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    AN ALBUM 12 tracks of our favourite emerging musicians to download and discover //// A POSTCARD from Lee to thank you for your support and that warm fuzzy feeling you get having helped out :) //// LEEFACE we will design you a personalised LeeFest logo based on a picture of you! (there are some examples below)

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    JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet

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    AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet

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    1x LEEFEST 2013 WEEKEND TICKET //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members

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    LEEFEST TICKET FOR 20 YEARS (1x weekend ticket every year for 20 years) //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members

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    TWO LEEFEST TICKETS FOR 20 YEARS (2x weekend ticket every year for 20 years) //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members

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    NAME A STAGE YOURSELF (e.g. John Peel Stage at Glastonbury) //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members //// TWO LEEFEST TICKETS FOR 20 YEARS (2x weekend ticket every year for 20 years)

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    EARLYBIRD OFFER: GIG IN THE GARDEN attend a special gig where it all began in Lee's garden //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet

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    DINNER WITH LEE for 4 people. hear the story first hand and get to know the boy behind the festival //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// GIG IN THE GARDEN attend a special gig where it all began in Lee's garden

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    YOUR OWN FESTIVAL Lee and the team will organise a festival in your back garden! (Additional costs may also be incurred) //// JOIN THE CAMPFIRE CABINET (our name for the festivals board of creative directors) //// LIMITED EDITION POSTER signed and numbered by Lee to prove your membership of the campfire cabinet //// AN EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT that's only for campfire cabinet members //// TWO LEEFEST TICKETS FOR 20 YEARS (2x weekend ticket every year for 20 years)

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