End Times Fest - Program Ads & Press Release!
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End Times Festival - Press Release, Festival Program Advertising
Availability and Merchandise Table Reservation END TIMES FESTIVAL 2006
The END TIMES FESTIVAL is an International Underground Music Festival based
in Minnesota in its fourth year of existence (previously titled
Destijl/Freedom From - Festival of Music) that focuses on a disparate
amalgamation of experimental, unconventional, intelligent and most
importantly entertaining music's. There is no one genre of music represented
herein; in fact its ethos is an elimination of looking at music in
restrictive terms. This year's festival represents a wildly diverse
cross-cultural and generational map. People will be traveling from all over
the world to attend this event; the allegiance of the followers of these
sounds is a highly dedicated and immensely community oriented group. That
is, the music itself is a product of community and you'll find most of the
performers mingling with many of the audience before one note is even
The Festival itself is comparatively affordable. $60 for 3 full days of
music, while a similar event planned in Boston the month prior costs $110
for a similar amount of acts. Our goal is not maximizing profits, but
bringing people together for a new and challenging musical experience.
Every single act is far from the norm and in of itself is an amazing
creation that transcends people's musical ideas; everyone's prejudices
towards what music is are expelled and enjoyment becomes paramount. We
expect an attendance of over 1000-2000 for all the events planned over the
course of the second to last weekend in June (23, 24 & 25).
We will be printing a festival program complete with beautiful cover art
done by contemporary local artist Adam Marks (of Seawhores, Vaz and Arctic
Universe). The program will be 8.5" x 5.5" and will be given away to all
Festival attendees as well as extra copies available. The program will
contain festival and band information, directions and maps as well as
advertisements from local, national and international companies. For record
labels, bands, magazines, production companies, mail order businesses, etc.,
this means thousands of new customers as many of the attendees themselves
run labels, are in bands or are connected to music and media in numerous
ways. For local businesses, this means that large amounts people looking for
areas to eat, drink, shop, rent and stay will seek you out. The festival
lasts from 2 pm to 2 am with re-entry allowed, meaning many people will be
hitting the streets looking to spend their money. In its first year of
existence (2002), the Festival was voted the Best Concert of the Year, by
the City Pages.
This year's festival is sure to garner more recognition and notoriety. Major
stories are planned for the City Pages, Star-Tribune and Pulse and more are
sure to come. Even publications out of the state are writing about this
festival, such as the Seattle Stranger, Chicago Reader, Time Out New York,
Arthur, the Wire and the San Francisco Bay-Guardian as well as major
independent music magazines. We've been asked to come in and play records
and talk about the festival on Radio K, WMCN Macalester College and the
Drive 105 Homegrown Show. As well, the official festival posters are being
designed by the internationally renowned local design company Aesthetic
Apparatus http://www.aestheticapparatus.com Point being the coverage on
this is going to be massive hence the importance of getting your name out
there in the program. Its effectiveness is quite unquestionable; numerous
people WILL seek you out. The final addition to this wonderful advertising
opportunity is the incredible cost-effectiveness of the program; the ads
themselves are considerably inexpensive comparative to your normal
advertising budget. Consider that if just 1% of the festival attendees
purchase a service from you, that that would mean that 20-30 people would
be purchasing something over the course of the weekend who otherwise would
not. An opportunity to amazing to decline!
Those who want more than an advertisement are encouraged to sponsor the
festival. Your name will be held synonymous with this wonderful experience.
This option is especially usefull for those who have options besides
advertisement. Individualized sponsor programs can be set up by emailing
Back OUTSIDE Cover - $500 (TAKEN)
Front INSIDE Cover $375
Back INSIDE Cover (next to area map/schedule, lots a looks!) $350
Full Page (4.5" x 7.5") - $190
Half Page Horizontal (4.5" x 3.625") - $100 Half Page Vertical (2.125" x
7.5") - $100 Quarter Page (2.125" x 3.5") - $55 Eighth Page (2.125" x 1.75")
- $30 Value Ad (1.0625 x 1.75) - $15
Please contact us further regarding ad rates and sizes if this is beyond
your budget. We're very flexible and can meet your needs and budget. The
deadline for ad submissions will be June 14th, 2006. An online form where
you can reserve and pay for a standard size ad will soon be available at
You can email your ads to the following address:
adamseverdps @ yahoo.com
in word or pc files, illustrator, quark and photoshop are all compatible.
Checks are payable to:
End Times Festival
1230 Washington St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
and you can mail your hardcopy ad to the following address:
P.O. Box 2076
Maple Grove, MN 55311
However, the email method is preferred and much quicker. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 612-396-6550 and ask for
Matthew or you can also email us at endtimesfestival @ gmail.com
Merchandise Tables will also likely be available for purchase, however, this
option is still in the logistics phase. Those who do have interest are
encouraged to email and reserve a table via the gmail.com address, and once
information becomes pertinent and available, you will be notified of cost,
etc. To reserve a table, please contact Ryan at captaindiet @ gmail.com.
Festival Information As Follows:
END TIMES FESTIVAL 2006
JUNE 23 24 25
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT:
Burning Star Core
Death Sentence: Panda!
Nate Denver's Neck
Noel Von Harmonson
Omen Compass (ex-Hale Zukas)
Scarcity of Tanks (feat. Plastic Crimewave & M. Yonkers) Slums Smegma Steve
Mackay & Radon Ensemble (of The Stooges) Taiwan Deth Times New Viking
*Special Secret Unannounced Guest!!!
Sponsored by Radio K! http://www.radiok.org
PLUS a "JAMZ" session wherein all participating members of the above bands
get mixed up and put into new bands randomly with local experimental
musicians of note!
Current local performers:
Freddie Votel (ex-Cows, TVBC)
(website undergoing updates, please check later for full info)
In need of a ride or a place to stay for the Festival? Go here!