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Virtual Waterloo Fest2020

Funded on Spacehive 17 June 2020 Delivered 31 August 2020

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Virtual Waterloo Fest2020

Waterloo Sunrise CIC By Waterloo Sunrise CIC

To produce a virtual Waterloo Fest 2020 featuring acts booked to play at the Waterloo Festival (postponed because of COVID-19) using an internet stream to broadcast on Saturday June 6th 2020.

Waterloo Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Jun 2020!

The Show Will Go On! June 6th 2020 The virtual fest, using an internet stream, will sustain the music element of the postponed Waterloo Festival and deliver the theme of "Unity in Community" to celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of our area. *Watch our video above!* The virtual fest will include live set recordings filmed in the iconic setting of Old Christ Church - a stunning "listed building" venue. The streaming will showcase a variety of music types and styles reflecting the rich ethnic composition of Liverpool City Region including performances by a Chinese Youth Orchestra, an Irish Ceilidh Band, music by African refugees and Klezmerish - a band of classically trained musicians playing "music of the travellers". There will also be rock music played by 15 of our area's finest talented bands and musicians. If it remains unsafe to carry out our project on the proposed broadcast date, an alternative schedule will be adopted: safety is paramount.

What we'll deliver:

  • A twelve hour streaming session of live music on 6th June 2020
  • Broadcast of twenty acts performing 30 minute live sets

Why it's a great idea:

The project will: * Sustain the music element from the postponed festival by using technology allowing "the show to go on" * Support our resilient community by delivering entertainment into people's homes to boost morale and benefit the mental health and wellbeing of local people * Connect people and bring them together. Social interaction challenges isolation and helps retain contact between people during a period of lockdown * Protect our vibrant local music scene by providing the acts with much-needed fees and a facility to showcase their talents locally and worldwide via the internet * Promote a positive and "switched on" image of our area and promote civic pride * Provide the facility for viewers to make financial contributions to four local charities that would have received support from income generated at the postponed event.

Steps to get it done:

  • The venue is booked
  • The bands are booked
  • The staging, backline and audio systems are booked
  • The filming approach is in place
  • The streaming approach is in place
  • Publicity to be arranged when funding is confirmed
  • As soon as it is safe. Scheduled completion, 6th June. Funds spent on completion

The charities we will support are - - Friends of Crosby Beach - Liverpool Homeless Football Club - Sefton Community Pantry - Migrant Workers Sefton Community

Location Waterloo

About the space

Waterloo is located 6 miles nort of liverpool City Centre. It is a residential area and has a rich architectural heritage and to the west is bounded by a magnificent beach featuring Antony Gormleys Iron Men sculptures. It has a vibrant night life with lots of bars and restaurants and a vibrant local music scene


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £13,466

Entertainment - £3,840 (29%)
Set design, stage, sound, vision, and streaming (in-kind) - £3,500 (26%)
Set design, stage, sound, vision, and streaming - £3,500 (26%)
Venue hire (in-kind) - £750 (6%)
Publicity - £750 (6%)
Van Hire - £500 (4%)
Venue electricity - £75 (1%)
Other - £551 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Set design, stage, sound, vision, and streaming (in-kind)
Set design, stage, sound, vision, and streaming
Venue hire (in-kind)
Van Hire
Venue electricity
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Generate core funding to stage the Waterloo Festival 2021

Total £13,466

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