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Plunderfest is an Art and Music festival that cares very deeply about it's participants. All proceeds recycle to better the show.

What is PlunderFest?

By the upmost straight forward meaning of its name "Take the festival", by all means, we want you to do just that! We are giving you ((anyone attending)) safe artistic freedom as artists to spread your wings. You are encouraged to go all out, live your dream, be inspiring, be jaw dropping, CREATE! 

Plunderfest is much, much more then a music or art festival.... PlunderFest is an experience! There are two types of people who attend our festival. The watcher, and the participant.  We can promise you, by the end of the weekend you're a participant. 

While we are NOT a non-profit, all proceeds gained from the festival go right back into Its self to create a better experience for the following year.  If our proceeds ever reach a million dollars.... you better believe we are putting on one hell of a million dollar show the following year! 

We have a pretty huge goal to do something for the midwest that has never been done before.....   and let me explain how and why....

Usually a typical concert takes place in a gated venue.  If there is to be camping, it is usually in a separate area OUTSIDE of the gated music area, and not a very pleasant walk to get back and forth or a hassle to get in and out of a secured zone for both security and patron.

Usually a typical concert has specified hours of am-pm and once the music stops... you are left to your own device, shuffled out of the music area as quickly as can be and gates are locked till the next concert day.  The in-between is left to your own mind. Not always entirely fun..

These are the first 2 things Plunderfest sought after as a foundation for change. 

We have one major zone.... Everything happens within ONE area. All festival activities take place in ONE area. Leaves out all complication and the annoyance that goes with it. 

Then there is the foundation that makes PlunderFest what it is!  It's NOT just about music... it's about participation! CREATION! Taking a piece that shows who and what you are... and allowing others to safely view your dream in a scape that holds no time limits nor boundaries outside of safety. 

The music part of it : We offer our creative gift to the patron.  We create a stage, a show, music, and talent from all over the world. Hard thought and countless hours of planning to ensure a magical show happens by day in the concert area with musical appearances from artists known through out. 

The real magic happens everywhere else....  Sculptures, art installations, custom built stages, fun houses, cool down areas, simple to amazingly complex structures that have full interaction with you! YOU are the artist, YOU are the patron, YOU are the festival... YOU are what we care about and YOU are the reason the magic exists! 

Our musical gift follows the guidelines of the law for keeping hours of timed sound.... HOWEVER once the music is over there is playground of possibility only limited by the creation / artist.  If you want to see it, we encourage you to build it and share it! 

Think about it...  you may not even be interested in the music but your whole purpose might be to create a fun house, a giant castle, a water station.... 

To have a festival that truly caters to EVERYONE of all ages! 

MAGIC!!!!!!!

THE SUPER HUGE POINT we have to stress is the shier size of the venue we are currently calling home.  It's literally MILES of open fields, trees, and gorgeous land!!!  The ability to grow the festival into the largest midwest festival isn't just a dream.. THIS IS A very very REAL thing! 

We NEED your help to make this possible.


What does PlunderFest provide for the artists who attend?

We provide a safe space that allows you as an artist to create your wildest dream creation.  It doesn't matter if you're a band and just want to create a large scale stage show, or a visual artist who just wishes to create something magical.  PlunderFest will find a home for you on its massive grounds. 

We would love to be able to help fund your creations for the show. Outside of functional production costs we may have an overage.  Some of that overage will then be presented as an artists fund.  

Lets say you have a creative concept that you would love to build for PlunderFest and this creation could be used to help benefit you as an artist AFTER the show.  You could put in for a PlunderFest grant and we could help fund your individual project.  This in turn would help us create a larger spectacle for the festival and allow you to grow as an artist once the show is over, taking a piece of the festival home with you, your personal plunder. 

What do your pledges mean to PlunderFest?

We dream in HUGE. We have always taken the words "Go big or go home" quite seriously. After 2 years of hard dedication in supporting the artists, we need your help to launch this project into hyperspace.

If we are able to reach a goal of $28,000.00 (set at $30,000.00 to allow for fees).
We can build a world first stage light show display.  This stage display would consist of a 28 feet of High Definition LED fabric and DMX controlled moving stage lights. 

With your pledges we would be able to purchase enough sectional LED fabric to cover a large scale outdoor stage, and roughly 20 Intelligent moving lights.

This concept lighting rig would allow us to change around the stage show each year, creating a different stage illusion, without adding to our production cost... allowing us to cater to the artists further. 

We have already received sponsorship from the manufactures to help reduce the cost of this production to an affordable cost... however we need your help to be able to bring this to production to a reality.  

If we receive anything above and beyond the amount we seek ((as $30,000.00 barely scrapes the barrel of what we could do with the money...)), it will go directly into the festival funding to create a better show for everyone.


Other projects projects include but are not limited to : 

Solar LED's for a giant field maze to light up the floor and trees. 
Solar color changing jelly fish to hang in trees. 
Wood for our large wooden phoenix remembrance sculpture we burn on friday,
Supplies to donate to our medical staff, (as they donate free time to us.) 
Advertising supplies, 
Gifts to give our ticket holders upon entree,
Too much stuff to list....
Larger structures to build for ticket holders,
An art fund FOR OTHER artists who do't have the money to fully fund a dream.
((we wish to pay it all forward))




 If you wish to contact us for any reason you may do so at the following:

Plunderfest@gmail.com 

http://www.facebook.com/plunderfest


We dearly appreciate your time, and thank you far in advance! 






"I wish I could put it into writing what this festival as a whole means to me.. To be able to give such a huge gift.... but I simply can't.....  You just have to experience the magic to understand, then it will never leave your heart, just as it's never left mine." -Sean Farrell / Founder of PlunderFest 


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  • YES! If you pledge to be on the guest list or a back stage pass VIP... that counts as your ticket in for the entire weekend! Most likely we also include some fancy thank you items at the gate for you as well as a THANK YOU for supporting.

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    Trust us, every dollar helps! Not only will we thank you profoundly for your dollar.. but we will dance the happy pirate dance just for you. Seriously... We will dance. Even if we have to put it on youtube so you can see it.

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    We will add your name with a joyous thank you on our website.

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    The Captain will make you a small glass pendant... It has been foretold in ancient times when an irish warrior was sent off into battle, he left with his family a token of his love in case he never returned. This large pendant will be a symbol of that love and respect. Each one is different and no single pendant identical..

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    Extra Treasure Hunt clues!!! When the treasure hunt emerges... you will be able to play this card for extra clues to help you find those tickets faster!

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    Not only did you feel that $5.00 is better then a single dollar. You just felt saucy with enough love to help make something more magical happen. We will send you a personal thank you by way of email and state what part of the festival YOU helped fund. We will include fancy pictures, and as a bonus... You will receive a picture of Puddles the burmese munchkin kitten. She's our Captains little mascot... We have been unable to locate another Burmese munchkin in existence, so this is quite rare if you love the om nom nommers.

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    The Captain will make you a large glass pendant... It has been foretold in ancient times when an irish warrior was sent off into battle, he left with his family a token of his love in case he never returned. This large pendant will be a symbol of that love and respect. Each one is different and no single pendant identical..

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - The captain is offering his latest creation under the artist name "Evolve The Movement" His first full length all original production since the 90's. You can currently find his single in iTUNES under "Evolve The Movement - SEETHING" ...... If you are a fan of Daft Punk, or Chemical brothers.. you will truly enjoy this gift.

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    The captain himself will personally write you a letter, thanking you for your support and telling you what your pledge has done to support the festival.

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    Our pre-party option is usually $20.00 per person. for the remaining 9 days of our kickstarter campaign we are lowering it by $5.00 and effectivly allowing you to pledge that you want your pre-party money to specifically fund this project. This allows you to come out and camp on thursday with us, and get up and running a day ahead of everyone else! YOU MUST ALSO HAVE A TICKET IN ORDER TO COME IN ON THURSDAY. ((WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS $15.00 OPTON))

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    We will send you out 2 of our super awesome stickers. Our logo is hand painted each year by the famous air brush artist Rod Fuchs. He has painted for some extremely well known musicians... seriously, just google his name... your jaw will drop! Our art is individually licensed, so you will NEVER see this image on anything else in the world.

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    We will send you a personal care package with all printed materials from the previous years, including this year (2012). You will receive stickers, previous years tickets, and all promotional material. All of which have custom material from Rod Fuchs. If you are a fan of awesome art. Something you surely do not want to miss. These Items are considered rare as there is a limited supply, and when they are gone, they will NOT be re-printed.

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    A pledge of $40.00 or more will get you a limited run Plunderfest T-shirt. These shirts will have our extremely rare Rod Fuchs designed logo for 2012.

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    The cheep date. You have just bought yourself a hangout session with the captain. He'll come over to your house or some place of your choosing. You guys will play video games, or a heated game of chess. he might make you some ramen noodles for lunch, maybe he will really splurge himself and buy you something off the dollar menu. It's all for you baby.... it's all for you. This date will also include for you a gift from the dollar store.

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    We will send you out prints of our concept sketches from 2011. These are EXTREMELY rare.

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    We have decided to add a special low priced ticket into the mix for the final 9 days of our Kickstarter. This is limited to the exact amount needed to reach our goal of 30,000.00 This option allows you to pledge that you want your ticket sale to directly fund this kickstarter / goal. This option allows you entrance into the festival.. included is camping, and all the joys of festival activity. In other words, you are good to go for 70.00!!!!! This might effectively make this the lowest priced festival of the season for you!

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    Will send you out a super sick, super soft, hoodie with our Plunderfest 2012 logo on it. We can't stress enough how awesome this artwork is. Not only will you be able to sport a super rare piece of artwork done by the world famous Rod Fuchs, but you can proudly display your support that helped turn dreams into reality. We promise you... people will want to know where you got it. Yup, it's that epic!

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    We will add your name to the Captains personal guest list at Plunderfest 2012. You will get the super awesome opportunity to say you were on the owners guest list.

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    GUEST LIST : Your name will be on the official Plunderfest 2012 guest list. You will treated like bloody royalty when you arrive. You won't have to wait in long lines, you can purely strut right up to the counter.... tap your finger in an important fashion, state your on the guest list.... and presto. Your inside one of the sweetest shows you will ever see for 3 days of sauntering epic visual astonishment.

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    This prize wins a date with the captain himself. This prize is limited locally unless you so wish to include air fair, and travel cost. No idea what the night entails, but magic is in the air... and since you bought the magic... tonight it belongs to you! What ever will we do... but keep your mind out of the gutter.... that doesn't happen till the second date.... ;) This date will be classy.... It might include a trip to the science museum, or the Mn zoo.... Maybe a trip to the observatory. Depending on the aggression of the donation, well... that just depends on how classy this date gets. This date will also include a hand blown glass pendant special to you. So he can look so dearly into you your eyes... and softly say... "I made this for you, it's nothing special.... but your special, and that makes this special..." and that will just be special.

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    Autographs!!! We will have all the bands that perform this year sign a PlunderFest poster and send it off to you. This is SUPER rare, and to keep it rare we are limiting this to 25!

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    For a pledge of 300.00 we will give you backstage (on stage) access to our show, you'll get a personal tour of the space before the gates even open, share a meal with the owner of the festival, you'll be allowed to stand on stage and watch the bands play, and we will give you a personal thank you on the main stage thanking you for your support.

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    We will send to you a very limited print of our 2012 logo. This will come with concept art prints for the 2012 design as well. Super rare, and you will never have the opportunity to see this artwork again in this fashion.

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    Chuck Hues, a painter that has painted for the likes of the Grateful Dead and countless other acts has graciously offered one of his paintings to be made available in support of this show. This is your chance to own a piece of our festival and art history by pledging your help in the support of this show.

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    This is a super secret award for those attending. This sneaky pirate award is captains choice. Be warned! it's holds it's weight.

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    Super backer love kit. You will receive a rare custom hoodie and t-shirt with artwork from Rod Fuchs, rare prints of concept sketches, a letter of appreciation, drafts of our concept sketches from the festival, an airbrushed painting from the captain himself, all printed material from previous years, your name will be on the captains guest list for 2012, and 2013 with full VIP rights, We will place your backer name on our website and printed material if you so wish, Evolve the Movement's full length album hard copy and give you a shout out on stage.

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    The lawn chair privilege : OOooooo this is something that we just won't ever do again for the general public. For a pledge of 2000.00 we will grant you access to our show, outfit you with VIP access, and place a lawn chair on the stage for an up close and personal experience like you've never seen before. Yup, this means you can share the stage with our super awesome headliners... it's almost like they are playing to you!!!! Something you will surely never forget.

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    Your name in lights!!!! Holy wow we couldn't have done this without you! For a pledge of 3,000.00 we will put YOUR NAME in lights before our headline act takes the stage. This is probably one of the most epic things we could give away. The entire crowd will go wild! They will know that you personally helped make this show and the future possible. Heck, you'll even have a backstage pass so you can stand ON the stage watching everything unfold. You'll get a super special message of thanks right after the headlining act leaves the stage. We might even be able to convince THEM to thank you. We can't say WHO it is for legal reasons.... but we can PROMISE you... you will get a response you won't soon forget.

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    The I'm rich and I don't care award goes to you. We almost won't care what you do at the Festival because YOU single handedly helped create such a piece that will never be forgotten. Heck, we'll make you a one off hoodie or t-shirt with rare artwork that only YOU will own that says so. This very specific pledge will help create an LED stage light show display (totaling $28,000.00) that we will be able to use for years! We will never forget you.... ever! The crowd will never forget you! This pledge will earn you the right to have your name implemented on all our promotional items Including the display itself. Words simply won't be able to describe how amazing this world first lighting rig will be.... and YOU will be the proud person to be able to sit back, point... and say... "I helped make THAT, today is a good day to be alive" We will extend to you VIP treatment for the next 3 years.

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