Sunday, 17 March 2019

Stuck On An Island

Help - we need to get on this island...

Yes - we're stuck on the idea of playing the Isle Of Wight Festival and need to put together a campaign to built support.

The festival is running a competition to find an unsigned band to play and we want to do it! The winner is the band who've had the most number of people click on their link and vote for them. So not fiendishly difficult like fighting a live shark of anything. But still challenging.

Image us playing up there on that stage! Belting out 'History', 'Version Of You' and 'Never' to a rocking crowd, on a stage that has seen the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, Muse, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie Biffy Clyro, etc. etc! It could be a reality!

The good news is that the band with the highest number of votes so far has 1043 which hasn't increased at all in a week. So in theory it shouldn't be beyond a reasonable campaign to get up to this level. But how? The problem is lots of people will see it but not bother voting like happened last time we ran something like this. We even promised to give away free t-shirts and EPs to 5 people who voted, and yes we have some winners (EP will be out in May so we're not announcing them, yet...), but it didn't create the huge push we needed.

It would be nice to get something that goes viral but I think you need something really weird and outlandish to get that - like fighting a live shark I suppose - not sure any of us are up for that...

What I would ask is if you, the lovely person who has taken the time to read this far to go two steps further and 1) click on the vote link and vote for us, and 2) please ask your social media buddies to do the same with a link to this blog post. Maybe, just maybe then we'll really do it!

If you have any ideas how we could take it further, please, please, please let us know! If we actually crack it, we will be so superly grateful to everyone who helped us reach this amazing goal!

Please vote now! Thanks a whole heap!