108% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,331 Raised


108 Funders

K-FEST 2014

By K-Fest


KFEST 2014 is Ireland’s newest arts, music and entertainment festival in the spectacular surroundings of Killorglin, Co. Kerry. This cultural carnival of artistic adventures, musical marvels, theatrical treats and secret sessions is Munster’s premiere arts festival for emerging talent. Not only is KFEST a new summer festival experience, but it also offers artists a new platform to showcase their work.

Following from the success of our debut KFEST 2013 we aim to deliver an even bigger and better festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend (May 30th to June 2nd). The festival will comprise of a packed four-day program consisting of art, music, theatre, audio-visual, film, Secret Cinema, poetry, spoken word, performance, fashion, debate and more. KFEST is run by a small group of volunteers who work every spare moment we have to make this project happen because we believe passionately in it. We gain nothing but the satisfaction of knowing we can deliver something that we believe helps to inspire engagement with the arts in Killorglin and Kerry. Although we receive an amazing amount of support from artists, venues and volunteers, there are considerable costs to be covered when running a project like this.

We hope that your generosity will help make KFEST 2014 bigger and better than ever. Funds raised through Fund it will help us to cover many of these costs. Bands need to be paid for, artists’ expenses need to be covered (although they all exhibit for free, some expenses are unavoidable), programs need to be printed, mailers sent out, posters printed and distributed, advertising and media coverage needs to be secured... The list goes on.

The K-Fest committee comprises of local artists, musicians, business people, teachers and volunteers from other walks of life. The sub-committees for the different disciplines work closely with the finance officer to ensure we get maximum bang for our bucks.

By contributing to KFEST you’re not just guaranteeing yourself the best weekend out of the year - you’re supporting the creativity and careers of dozens of talented artists and creating a showcase for Ireland’s creative talent.



2015 Here we come

To all those who contributed in 2014, you literally made it happen. The Fund-it campaign was the singular largest income amount for K-Fest, and there is no way it would of been as good a festival as it was without it. We also hope you liked your rewards for your pledge. So we are at it again for 2015 with updated designs and we would be grateful if you consider coming on board again this year and also share with your friends. Remember you can pledge with or without cash... the money is not taken out of your account until May 1st if we reach the full pledge target. Thanks again, here is the link to pledge... http://fundit.ie/project/k-fest-2015-music--the-arts

Rewards Update

Hi all, we will be working on your packages over the next couple of weeks. We will be sending out emails very soon to everyone regarding T-Shirt sizes etc and details of collection. The packages will be available for collection at the K-Fest office in Killorglin during the Festival. If that doesn't suit some people we can arrange another collection option or postal delivery. Thanks again.

Target Reached

Thank you to everyone who have taken part in our pledge for reward campaign. K-Fest is happening because you got involved and we will work tirelessly to not let you down and details of your K-Fest rewards real soon. Of course there is still time to run on the pledge period, anyone out there who still want to get involved please do. Anything above our target will go to further improving the weekend, particularly family events. Also, as a celebration of reaching our target, the €1,000 reward (only one available) will include €400 cashback to enjoy the weekend, and the €500 reward (only 2 available) will include €200 cashback. Effectively slashing those pledges by 40% and keeping the same great rewards. If you know anyone that may go for one of those please tell them. Thanks again, from K-Fest

Fishy Story

The first art project for K-Fest 2014 has been completed. A 160ft land art piece. Check the K-Fest Facebbok page... https://www.facebook.com/kfestkillorglin?fref=ts

Nearly there

Thanks to everyone who have pledged so far. Without you the likelyhood of this festival to grow on what we did last year would be in serious doubt. So gratitude from not only the K-fest organisers, but from the wider Killorglin community. There is superb major art projects afoot aswell as the ante being upped on galleries, music, film and spoken word. To get us over the line, if anyone can think of one more person that may like to pledge in return for some K-Fest goodies please give them a gentle nudge. Thanks again for your efforts.

Art and Drama

Keep an eye on www.kfest.ie... artists exhibiting at K-Fest being added on a regular basis. Also, check out some of the excellent drama and spoken word events taking place.

Music update

So far we have booked Hermitage Green, SOAK, RSAG, Daithi, The Vincent(s), Toy Soldier, Ka Tet and more. Check our music page here http://www.kfest.ie/#!music/c1dpq

funders (108)

There are 101 public funders of this project

There are 7 anonymous funders of this project