Field Maneuvers Festival Launch ‘Save FM’ Crowdfunder
Field Maneuvers festival has announced today that it is facing financial challenges that will impact its future and have launched a “Save FM” crowdfunder.
Through a troubling time for festival and live events industry, the return of the festival this year followed a three year break where they honoured all roll-over ticket for this year’s triumphant return. On a new site and facing down the cost-of-living crisis, Despite being sold out on a new site, they experienced a 30% drop-off in attendance and a reduced income and are are now in a position where they need to recover £40,000 to ensure FM has a future.
“We are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis and Field Maneuvers recognise this, but If you can afford to offer a little support, it will really help. For FM to survive we really do need your help. We know times are tough and if you can’t afford it, please don’t even think about donating, but if you can chip in to this Save FM Crowdfunder, you’d make some exhausted and genuinely worried people very happy indeed.”
Field Maneuvers’ Save FM crowd-funder launches today and will run for four weeks. Crowdfund donation reward packages start from £20, with each tier offering a set reward. From limited edition merch packages from pens, jumpers and t-shirts through to the FM Bomber Jacket to Fruit Machine Tutorials, A VIP party in the FM Pub (The Pack It Inn) and a private luxury portaloo at FM2023.
“I hesitate to even call Field Maneuvers a festival cause really the vibe reminds me more of the outdoor raves I went to in the 90s—a big but intimate party in a field for days. When I was asked to play the first time it was like a dream come true.” – Eris Drew
“Field Maneuvers lineups are creative, considered and diverse. It was such a privilege to collaborate on the program and bring Superstore’s raw queer chaos to the field. Having the space to celebrate and centre queer artists on the final day of the festival was a beautiful thing. If every festival was run with such passion and care, the electronic music scene would be a much better place.” – Emma Kroeger, Dalston Superstor