PERTH, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for Australia's touring Legion Music Fest have announced that despite being postponed in 2016, the inaugural edition of the festival is fully funded and confirmed to go ahead as planned in 2017.
Having originally planned to crowd fund the festival through a Pozible crowdfunding campaign, organizers have now stated that they will no longer accept pledges and that the campaign will be brought to a close after organizers raised enough capital through private funding.
Legion founder, John Sankey, has stated that it was the support that was generated through the crowd funding concept that made the festival confirmation possible.
“Given that it took longer than anticipated to lock in a headline act, along with a number of other external forces going on in the industry at the moment, we realized that, even though these issues made it very difficult for us to reach our goal in time, the campaign support had given us all the leverage necessary to move forward and fund and confirm the festival”, said Sankey.
Bands confirmed for Legion so far include Lordi, Devil Driver, Frontline Assembly, Devil You Know, Darkest Hour, Battle Cross, Capture The Crown, Dream on Dreamer, Aversions Crown, Polaris, Heard of Cows?, 28 Day, Caligula’s Horse, Darkc3ll and Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams.
Headline acts and further artist announcements are still to come.
Announces dates for Legion 2017
21 January — Perth (Mini fest)
22 January — Adelaide (Mini fest)
26 January — Melbourne
28 January — Sydney
29 January — Brisbane