HedKandi The Garden Party: A Virtual Livestream – Sunday 5 July
Here is your chance to make a difference to all the people who work on this event – A donation of just £5 contributes towards 2 live events & over 14 hours of entertainment. It will ensure over 20 contributors will get paid and we can donate to a couple of charities as well !
It’s time for the very first Hedkandi livestream with Team Kandi.
Expect a 4 hour afternoon session direct from the gardens of Hedkandi HQ with full decor and performers plus visits to two other locations for more live action.
A message from Mark Doyle:
I am calling on my friends, business acquaintances and most importantly anyone who has enjoyed both Hedkandi and Fierce Angel events over the years. Over the next couple of days I’ll be tagging in as many people as possible in the hopes you will share this event in your network and also consider making a donation. We want to create amazing content to be enjoyed online while providing income to everyone we involve.
For over thirty years now I have worked with hundreds of promoters, venues, performers, creatives and production companies putting on events worldwide. There have been many ups and downs in the business but I have never experienced anything like the crisis that has faced us in 2020 with COVID19.
While the rest of the world begins to go back to work there is no light at the end of the tunnel for the thousands of people working in the night time entertainment industry. While outdoors events maybe be possible, additional problems come in the form of lockdowns, the British weather and limitations on entertainment indoors; at present nightclubs look impossible. The option to work further afield is just as problematic with each country experiencing their own problems.
During lockdown, the number of performers and industry professionals who have stepped forward and produced live stream shows to support charities and to raise moral has been incredibly heartening. But now we need to look at how we as an industry can move forward and financially support those that have supported others whilst ensuring the appetite for a new night time economy remains once the madness ends and all of this is behind us.
Which is why I have been working hard to produce the very first Hedkandi Garden party, to be broadcast on Sunday July 5th with multiple DJ’s, performers, full production and of course the very best music. It will be as close to a real Hedkandi club event as we can make it and will be available to watch on Facebook, Mixcloud, Youtube and Twitch. The broadcast will remain available on Youtube & Twitch to enjoy whenever you want.
The second event is planned to be broadcast from Ibiza with additional content from businesses, charities and individuals that have been affected by the crisis. If we can prove the concept we will be seeking to broadcast from other countries and involve as many people as possible.
The events also include work from graphic designers, video editors and all the unseen people that bring an event like this to life. Everyone involved are either self employed or micro businesses with little or no access to major funding.
Instead of inviting you to a club and charging you for a ticket, we are offering everyone a different experience as part of our worldwide community for a far smaller donation with the knowledge that everyone involved will benefit directly.
It is our hope we can create and broadcast content funded by these donations on a regular basis, providing our team and others with some form of income. In the future we may then be able to subsidise events in venues that need assistance and maybe even go further. My greater hope is other companies and individuals could adopt this model and help even more people and businesses.
I have always tried to create an inclusive family atmosphere with our team and our audience and now it’s our chance to see if we can come together and support each other. My social media tells m we have a combined audience of over 200,000 people a small donation from a tiny % of that audience would ensure we could bring you amazing content on a regular basis and more importantly provide paid work for our team and more
Any additional money collected will be donated to micro charities selected by you that are often overlooked and where we can truly make a difference.
(A full breakdown of how all funds are dispensed will be available online.)