Help London Burlesque Festival Survive
London Burlesque Festival needs your support NOW more than ever. LBF lost it’s 2017 presenting sponsor and now is your chance to help!
About this project
Please direct all inquiries to: [email protected]
The 11th Annual International London Burlesque Festival runs 18-28 May 2017. Please see website for full festival details. www.londonburlesquefest.com
Founded in 2007, London Burlesque Festival acts as centre stage for the world’s finest new and established performers. The event helps raise the global profile of burlesque annually and is established as 1 of the most prestigious events in the international burlesque calendar.
With a packed schedule of innovative events, London Burlesque Festival showcases the most eclectic and diverse acts in burlesque – pushing the boundaries of the art form to the max and aims to deliver an unbeatable night out.
It is estimated that over 1000 performers from the UK and beyond have graced the LBF stages to over 30,000 spectators since it’s inception.
By 2015 London Burlesque Festival ran for an astounding 17 days and was a sustainable event that didn’t require any additional support from sponsors.
In 2016 London Burlesque Festival celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with a further 17 days. Although the event was well received, LBF took a considerable financial loss due to over expenditure in marketing, an internal breech to our website and a lack of support from Ticketing agents.
For the 2017 London Burlesque Festival, we were approached by a brand sponsor and a presenting partnership deal had been put into development. After countless meetings, negotiations and admin, we were informed that the representative from the company had been let go from their position and the deal was being canceled.
This has now put us as organisers into a difficult position having to announce the cancelled sponsor and look for further financial support as we are now running with a deficit of over £25,000 in the lead up to the event.
LBF is able to facilitate all incentives offered 100% guaranteed. We greatly value any and all support from our friends, family, extended families and of course our fans from all over the world.
Chaz & Betty
Risks and challenges
We have set the minimum to £5,000 needing raised before the festival starts and hope to make up the remainder needed through additional ticket sales. Any overage beyond the minimum goes directly to the costs involved starting with the artists, the venues, the marketing and full time members of staff.
Although the event has already sold a considerable amount of tickets, this year’s total festival costs are now over £50,000 to stage the event and we as organisers are running with a £25,000+ deficit at present.