Rock Fiesta, Inc. producers of the Texas Metal Festival, announced last week the launch of their indiegogo campaign to raise start-up funding for a large outdoor 2-day metal festival slated for April 11 & 12, 2015 in S. Texas.
The spontaneous combustion of thousands of metalheads cheering for the newest major metal festival has the online metal media scene jumping on the virtual iron bandwagon. Already joining the promotional onslaught as media sponsors are; Reachdown’s ‘13sradio’ in Houston, ‘In the pit radio’ Cleveland and ‘Moose Metal Radio’, rockrageradio.com in Oklahoma City and other metal ezines.
Thousands have clamored to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TexasMetalFestival2015 (over 1,000 likes in just the first 4 days with a 4.8 of 5 rating), and thousands more to www.texasmetalfestival.com, The two event partners, metal vocalist Erick Shute, and Festival Producer Hal Davidson are ecstatic at the media launch. SNS everywhere are spreading the word
The activity is also exciting investors. So besides the crowd funding effort, the two fast-acting producers have accelerated their efforts to cultivate negotiations with investors, offering generous expected returns. The event has a relatively low breakeven point under 5,000 ticks and fans have stated their opinions that over 30,000 would attend, so a profitable first time event is inevitable.
The indiegogo campaign is expected to continue, but now the focus is on tying down major investors regardless of how many fans choose to receive the 33% off advance discount. This presale perk also means no sales tax and no ticket service fee, which starts as soon as the main website commences by October, 2014. Right now, a $100 2-day weekend pass is available until the end of June, 2014 when the same ticket becomes $150 plus sales tax and ticket service fees.
Erick Shute said, “the outpouring of online metal media and radio stations has been off the scale. We are blown away at the support of the greater metal scene. Metalheads everywhere really want this event to happen. Many other online metal portals are promoting the festival.
A Mexican metal radio station is making a bi-lingual FB site due to the huge response from Mexican metalheads.” The 500 acre festival site is located just 33 miles north of the border!
The festival is all about quality live metal music, continuous for 12 hours x 2 days! 24 hrs. of the most diverse metal lineup ever seen!”. TMF is a European style inspired festival hosting some of the best bands from all over the metal spectrum, the greatest diversity ever combined in America. Ticket buyers will experience everything from Death Metal to Black Metal, Nu Metal to Thrash Metal, to Math Core, and more.
Davidson and Shute, most concerned for a high quality music experience will invest in state-of-the art sound, stage lighting, special effects and sound and LED relay towers. Though Europe stages 70 major metal festivals a year, only a handful of major metal events are produced in the U.S., and none are held in an outdoor open-land festival site.
Shute’s supercharged social network is virally spreading the word like a bad disease, targeting metalheads all over the planet. “The metal scene is one big family, allegiant and supportive of the music and music festivals more than any other type of music genre.” Shute said.