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Gridlock Festival 2017 - presale and merchandise
$720 raised
7% of $10k goal
6 contributors
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Ended Sep 20, 2016
The first ever Gridlock Festival has come to a close and we are now eager to start programming year two. We have put up this campaign as a method of sharing early bird pricing and merchandise sales to help us gauge how large we can program year two.

Gridlock Festival was founded November 2015 in Halifax, NS, Canada by two close friends, Matt McIntyre and Jeremy MacNeil. They had a desire to start an annual summer music festival in the downtown core, featuring exciting new music and comedy that is hard to find east of Montreal. The initial year was a success, seeing approximitely 1000 attendees per day over a three-day weekend.

Jeremy has 14 years experience as an independent music and comedy promoter in Atlantic Canada, and has over 10+ years experience working with large music festivals. He is also a small business owner and a senior technology consultant at a local firm.

Matt has worked as a musician, actor and production assistant on film, TV and voice over projects. He is also a bartender at Stillwell and has years of previous experience in the hospitality and liquor sales industry.

We have read through 300+ of your survey responses and will be taking all praise, criticism and comments into account when producing our second year. The earlier we are able to know an estimate of how many attendees we may have, the easier it is for us to commit to bring larger acts to town.

This project is a central place that we will use for all advance merchandise and early bird ticket sales for next year. Our dates for 2017 have been chosen, and they are August 25 - 27. As per your requests, music will be on Friday and Saturday, with two separate comedy shows on Sunday. This will ensure there are no bands and comedians overlapping. We are also working on having an all ages section for all three days of programming.

2016 story about the festival from The Coast -

2016 festival review from AUX -

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$3 CAD
Gridlock Festival postcard
  • 0 ordered
Physical postcard with live shots from our festival
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$5 CAD
Gridlock Festival 1" pins
  • 0 ordered
Three 1" pins with different designs from our 2016 designs.
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$20 CAD
Gridlock 2016 screenprinted festival poster
  • 2 ordered
Screen printed copy of our 2016 festival poster, designed by Paul Hammond of Yorodeo.
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$25 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2016 t-shirt
  • 1 ordered
Gridlock Festival 2016 t-shirt design by Paul Hammond of Yorodeo. (Must specify size)
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$40 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 comedy pass
  • 0 bought
Comedy pass that can be used for both comedy shows on Sunday, August 27th. Each show will contain an international comedy headliner (think Tig Notaro, Matt Braunger level), plus a national showcaser and a local.
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$50 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 single-day pass
  • 0 bought
Single-day pass that can be used on Friday August 25th, 2017 or Saturday August 26th, 2017. Guaranteed access to all programming provided on the day you choose.
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$90 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 weekend pass
  • 5 bought
Weekend pass that can be for music programming on both Friday August 25th, 2017 and Saturday August 26th, 2017, as well as comedy programming on August 27th, 2017. Guaranteed access to all programming provided.
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$200 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 - friend of the festival
  • 1 claimed
Exclusive access to backstage, soundchecks and invites to second plays/secret shows that will be happening in Gridlock 2017.
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$500 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 on-site vendor
  • 0 claimed
On-site vendor opportunity for food or apparel producers. In year one, we saw spaces occupied by Food Wolf, The Rustic Crust, Lemon Dogs, T-Dogs, Big Pony, Stay Home Club, Old Birch Workshop, CKDU, and more! This gives you an opportunity to sell or sample to our crowd.
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$1,000 CAD
Gridlock Festival 2017 Tier 1 Sponsorship
  • 0 claimed
This is a sponsorship opportunity that contains:
- five weekend wristbands + five comedy passes
- social media mentions in the lead up to the festival
- logo inclusion in digital and print media signage and advertisements (The Coast, Exclaim, Out East Film Fest guide, Pop Montreal ad, etc)
- banner space available on site during festival
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