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Organisers of a free Lichfield music festival are hoping a fundraising CD will help the event go ahead after they were landed with extra costs for security and fencing. It is hoped that the Don’t Fence Me In CD will help pay the £3,500 needed for the extra measures and keep Fuse Festival free for the forseeable future. Although this year’s festival will still go ahead, organisers have admitted they will need to raise extra funds to keep the event going in future after being told they must foot the bill if Fuse is to go ahead. A statement from the Fuse organisers said:
“Lichfield Arts are having to find £3,500 to cover the extra costs. Being a voluntary organisation and being committed to keeping the festival a free event, this has come as a bit of a blow. Fuse will go ahead this year, but we do need to raise the extra funds to ensure that it continues for many years to come.”
Organisers are looking for local performers who have played at the Fuse in the past, or who are booked to perform at Fuse 2009 to donate one track each towards a compilation CD to go on sale to raise the extra money needed. The CDs will then go on sale at gigs and venues leading up to the Fuse festival, online, and at the event itself. Five hundred copies of Don’t Fence Me In are initially being planned and will go on sale for £7.50 once the 15-20 tracks needed are compiled. A deadline of May 12 has been set for pressing the compilation album and interested artists are asked to email to register their interest.


Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

3 replies on “Appeal for bands to sign up for Fuse Acoustic fundraising CD”

  1. well £3,500 for a fence around the event…..

    why are you doing this, this would kill the atmosphere

    and 7.50 is a lot to be honest to ask for a cd

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