Breaking Bands Festival will be aiming to take over both Facebook and Twitter on Friday March 27th, just 7 weeks before the opening of their festival using the social media tool ‘Thunderclap’.
The idea is that people connect to the Thunderclap campaign using their Twitter and Facebook personal accounts which agrees Thunderclap can make one pre-determined post on their behalf on the date planned. On the site itself is a live feed of social reach so far and after the launch of the campaign at 4.30pm today, just 2 hours later and the festival is already set at 37% with a reach of over 50,000 people seeing the post as it goes live next month.
People are urged to support the festival, which has been funded by the pockets of the organisers without banking on festival ticket sales to cover costs.
Allen Edwards, the promotions manager for the festival has been very vocal about how the festival will go ahead ‘no matter what the ticket sales outcome is’ when asked by the media.
In the aftermath of so many festivals in 2013 and 2014 falling by the wayside, most noticeably Alt-Fest last year, the organisers are fully determined to make Breaking Bands Festival a raging success.
Speaking with Stage Manager for the festival Steve Jacobs, he said “the bands are all in place, the stage is set and we just want to get going with it”. Jason McGuire, TBFM founder and one of the organiser of the festival said “ticket sales have far exceeded what we had expected for the time of year and we still have a very special announcement to add which will give the fans even more to be excited about!”.
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