Retro Future Fest are creating Synthwave/Retro 80s Festivals
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patrons
What’s the Retro Future Festival all about?
So Retro Future Fest is an idea Christopher Stratton – director of “Retro Grade Future” which is a buddy cop time travel film currently in production – and myself (William Holder) came up with to premiere their concept trailer for the movie. Originally it was meant to be a small, one off event but the reception was amazing so we all pushed the boat out and decided to go forward as an annual festival. Retro Future Fest is a celebration of all things Retro Electro and Synthwave - The music, the 80s lifestyle, movies, gaming, lights, neon, lasers. We like to book artists from across the globe to give people the chance to see their favourite acts. There’s also console retro gaming, fantastic merch and giveaways, live entertainment, movie and music cosplayers and more! A party not to be missed.

What exactly is Synthwave?
Synthwave is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s cult film and retro video game soundtracks as well as the synthesizer explosion of the early 80s. Beginning in the mid 2000s, the RetroFuturism aspect of the genre developed from various niche communities on the internet, reaching wider popularity in the early 2010s. Synthwave (and Retrowave) is also the wider spectrum term for all of its sub genres like Outrun, Dark Synth, Future Funk, Dreamwave, Italia Disco etc. In its music and artwork, Synthwave engages in RetroFuturism, emulating 1980s science fiction, action, Horrormedia, Miami Vice and Cyberpunk.

Who are some of the artists we have worked with?
So far we have worked with Nina, WaveShaper, Robert Parker, Futurecop, Kalax, StarNoir, Siblings Of Us, Player One, The Department, Cryocon, Kenji Run, NightStop, Duett, Lebrock, Absolute Valentine, Sunglasses Kid, Iversen, Occams Laser, The Frixion, Electric Littany, Maethlvin, VHS Dreams, Vincenzo Salvia, DJ She-Ra and Highway Superstar!
We hope to work with many more of your favourite artists in future events.
(these will be updated with more events)

What are some of our previous and upcoming events?
Previous
-Retro Future Fest, 28/07/2017
-Neon Winter, 15/12/2017
-Back to the 80s, 23/02/2018
-Retro Future Fest 2, 28/07/2018
-The Aftermath, 06/09/2018

Upcoming 
- Retro Future Fest - Sweden, 30/03/2019
- Retro Future Fest 3, 27/07/2019

(these will be updated as time goes on)

What are some of the biggest Synthwave movie and gaming titles?
I would have to say a lot of the cult 80s classics inspired the movie side of modern Synthwave. Titles like 'Blade Runner', 'The Terminator', 'Robocop', as well as some of the horror titles of the era. As for recent releases, we have films like 'Drive', 'Kung Fury' and 'Bladerunner 2049' bringing the culture more and more into the mainstream. Even films like 'Thor Ragnarok' has that Synthwave edge about it. As for gaming, it’s typically rooted in the 80s and early 90s 8/16 bit consoles, with all their retro midi sounds, so I couldn’t pick just one, but it’s definitely an integral part of the culture.

Do we think Synthwave is here to stay?
I reckon so, as long as producers keep producing and we keep putting on events then definitely. Synthwave is global for sure, but still niche and we hope to change that.

Our journey so far...
From an idea between two friends having a drink at the Frog and Fiddle (a local bar and music venue in Cheltenham) to over 3000 followers across our networks we have come a long way in the past couple of years. We started our first event (which was the first retro festival of its kind in the U.K at the time) at Styx In Tottenham, London and took the synth events world by storm with an amazing reception that had the fans crying out for more, so we started planning for the second festival which was held a year later (with a few small events in between) at 229 the venue, Central London which just about doubled in size to the 1st fest! After the second fest we took a bit of a breather but now we are back and planning Retro Future Fest 3 for summer 2019 in London and our very first overseas event.

What can you as a Patreon do to help us on our journey?
By becoming a Patreon of Retro Future Fest you can help us put on Bigger and Better events in more locations across the globe as well as booking big name artists, expanding our team and bringing you to the next level of high quality entertainment. Our end game is to put on a massive, 3 day, open air festival catering to each and every aspect of the genre. All proceeds from Patreon will go into giving you the once in a lifetime (annually and across the board) Retro experience and helping us grow as a community. We will be looking into opening a shop too soon catering to all things Retro and synth! Take a look at our video from Retro Future Fest 2 filmed at 229 the venue in London and take a look at our Rad Rewards in the Tiers section (We have converted it to Pounds from Dollars for you) and take advantage! Not only do you get massive rewards by subcribing to us but if you refer your friends to Patreon you have the chance to earn cash back and bonuses too! if you're not in the position to support financially then please share, it goes a long way. We wanna thank you in advance for your support.

William Holder
Organizer 


Tiers
Security guard
$2.62 or more per month
Thanks for the Coffee! It definitely helps us get through the day and early access to news before it hits our social medias


Rewards:

- Gratitude 

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets. 


Thank you for your support!


$2.62 = £2


Officer In Training
$6.56 or more per month
Our casual beginning donation for those you who want to get into the action before anyone else!


Rewards:

- Gratitude  

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 


Thank you for your support


$6.56 = £5 

Rookie Cop
$13.13 or more per month
Our next level tier giving you savings on events!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 10% off tickets for Retro Future Fest events.


Thank you for your support!


$13.13 = £10

Wild Card
$26.26 or more per month

Welcome to the Mid level Tier with larger savings and some artwork chucked in for good measure!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 20% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters


Thank you for your support!


$26.26 = £20

Lethal Weapon
$66 or more per month

Its getting hot now! Check out our mega bundle with more savings and  goodies limited to 30 people!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 50% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


$66 = £50

Veteran
$131.18 or more per month

So much RAD! This is the Ultimate V.I.P package and limited to 20 people! 


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 100% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events (That's right! Free access to all Retro Future Fest events!

- Early Access VIP pass (allowing you early entry to Retro Future Fest for a meal and a drink on us as well as seeing the process of setting up and meeting the artists!)

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


131.18 = £100

Elite
$1,311.80 or more per month

Welcome to the inner circle! With this tier we have even more goodies and passes basically getting you anything you want from Retro Future Fest! Limited to 5 people 


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 100% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events (That's right! Free access to all Retro Future Fest events!

- Early Access VIP pass (allowing you early entry to Retro Future Fest to see the whole process of setting up and meeting the artists!)

- ALL access VIP pass (which lets us take care of all of your travel, accommodation, food and drinks during any Retro Future Fest event).

- Overseas Pass (which takes care of your flights and accommodation for any retro future fest events we have abroad)

- Access to our Elite VIP WhatsApp group chat.

- A monthly Retro Mystery Box worth £300 send straight to your door!

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


$1311.80 = £1000

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This will give us a bit more freedom to get things done including travel to London (Currently based in Cheltenham), ease of access with work and keeping the dream alive!
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What’s the Retro Future Festival all about?
So Retro Future Fest is an idea Christopher Stratton – director of “Retro Grade Future” which is a buddy cop time travel film currently in production – and myself (William Holder) came up with to premiere their concept trailer for the movie. Originally it was meant to be a small, one off event but the reception was amazing so we all pushed the boat out and decided to go forward as an annual festival. Retro Future Fest is a celebration of all things Retro Electro and Synthwave - The music, the 80s lifestyle, movies, gaming, lights, neon, lasers. We like to book artists from across the globe to give people the chance to see their favourite acts. There’s also console retro gaming, fantastic merch and giveaways, live entertainment, movie and music cosplayers and more! A party not to be missed.

What exactly is Synthwave?
Synthwave is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s cult film and retro video game soundtracks as well as the synthesizer explosion of the early 80s. Beginning in the mid 2000s, the RetroFuturism aspect of the genre developed from various niche communities on the internet, reaching wider popularity in the early 2010s. Synthwave (and Retrowave) is also the wider spectrum term for all of its sub genres like Outrun, Dark Synth, Future Funk, Dreamwave, Italia Disco etc. In its music and artwork, Synthwave engages in RetroFuturism, emulating 1980s science fiction, action, Horrormedia, Miami Vice and Cyberpunk.

Who are some of the artists we have worked with?
So far we have worked with Nina, WaveShaper, Robert Parker, Futurecop, Kalax, StarNoir, Siblings Of Us, Player One, The Department, Cryocon, Kenji Run, NightStop, Duett, Lebrock, Absolute Valentine, Sunglasses Kid, Iversen, Occams Laser, The Frixion, Electric Littany, Maethlvin, VHS Dreams, Vincenzo Salvia, DJ She-Ra and Highway Superstar!
We hope to work with many more of your favourite artists in future events.
(these will be updated with more events)

What are some of our previous and upcoming events?
Previous
-Retro Future Fest, 28/07/2017
-Neon Winter, 15/12/2017
-Back to the 80s, 23/02/2018
-Retro Future Fest 2, 28/07/2018
-The Aftermath, 06/09/2018

Upcoming 
- Retro Future Fest - Sweden, 30/03/2019
- Retro Future Fest 3, 27/07/2019

(these will be updated as time goes on)

What are some of the biggest Synthwave movie and gaming titles?
I would have to say a lot of the cult 80s classics inspired the movie side of modern Synthwave. Titles like 'Blade Runner', 'The Terminator', 'Robocop', as well as some of the horror titles of the era. As for recent releases, we have films like 'Drive', 'Kung Fury' and 'Bladerunner 2049' bringing the culture more and more into the mainstream. Even films like 'Thor Ragnarok' has that Synthwave edge about it. As for gaming, it’s typically rooted in the 80s and early 90s 8/16 bit consoles, with all their retro midi sounds, so I couldn’t pick just one, but it’s definitely an integral part of the culture.

Do we think Synthwave is here to stay?
I reckon so, as long as producers keep producing and we keep putting on events then definitely. Synthwave is global for sure, but still niche and we hope to change that.

Our journey so far...
From an idea between two friends having a drink at the Frog and Fiddle (a local bar and music venue in Cheltenham) to over 3000 followers across our networks we have come a long way in the past couple of years. We started our first event (which was the first retro festival of its kind in the U.K at the time) at Styx In Tottenham, London and took the synth events world by storm with an amazing reception that had the fans crying out for more, so we started planning for the second festival which was held a year later (with a few small events in between) at 229 the venue, Central London which just about doubled in size to the 1st fest! After the second fest we took a bit of a breather but now we are back and planning Retro Future Fest 3 for summer 2019 in London and our very first overseas event.

What can you as a Patreon do to help us on our journey?
By becoming a Patreon of Retro Future Fest you can help us put on Bigger and Better events in more locations across the globe as well as booking big name artists, expanding our team and bringing you to the next level of high quality entertainment. Our end game is to put on a massive, 3 day, open air festival catering to each and every aspect of the genre. All proceeds from Patreon will go into giving you the once in a lifetime (annually and across the board) Retro experience and helping us grow as a community. We will be looking into opening a shop too soon catering to all things Retro and synth! Take a look at our video from Retro Future Fest 2 filmed at 229 the venue in London and take a look at our Rad Rewards in the Tiers section (We have converted it to Pounds from Dollars for you) and take advantage! Not only do you get massive rewards by subcribing to us but if you refer your friends to Patreon you have the chance to earn cash back and bonuses too! if you're not in the position to support financially then please share, it goes a long way. We wanna thank you in advance for your support.

William Holder
Organizer 


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Tiers
Security guard
$2.62 or more per month
Thanks for the Coffee! It definitely helps us get through the day and early access to news before it hits our social medias


Rewards:

- Gratitude 

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets. 


Thank you for your support!


$2.62 = £2


Officer In Training
$6.56 or more per month
Our casual beginning donation for those you who want to get into the action before anyone else!


Rewards:

- Gratitude  

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 


Thank you for your support


$6.56 = £5 

Rookie Cop
$13.13 or more per month
Our next level tier giving you savings on events!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 10% off tickets for Retro Future Fest events.


Thank you for your support!


$13.13 = £10

Wild Card
$26.26 or more per month

Welcome to the Mid level Tier with larger savings and some artwork chucked in for good measure!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 20% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters


Thank you for your support!


$26.26 = £20

Lethal Weapon
$66 or more per month

Its getting hot now! Check out our mega bundle with more savings and  goodies limited to 30 people!


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 50% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


$66 = £50

Veteran
$131.18 or more per month

So much RAD! This is the Ultimate V.I.P package and limited to 20 people! 


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 100% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events (That's right! Free access to all Retro Future Fest events!

- Early Access VIP pass (allowing you early entry to Retro Future Fest for a meal and a drink on us as well as seeing the process of setting up and meeting the artists!)

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


131.18 = £100

Elite
$1,311.80 or more per month

Welcome to the inner circle! With this tier we have even more goodies and passes basically getting you anything you want from Retro Future Fest! Limited to 5 people 


Rewards:

- Access to news and events a day before anything is posted on our social medias allowing you to take advantage of promotions and early bird tickets.

- Exclusive 'Patreon only' promotions that will not appear on our social media's. 

- A personal thank you email each month with updates on how we are getting on. 

- 100% off tickets for all Retro Future Fest events (That's right! Free access to all Retro Future Fest events!

- Early Access VIP pass (allowing you early entry to Retro Future Fest to see the whole process of setting up and meeting the artists!)

- ALL access VIP pass (which lets us take care of all of your travel, accommodation, food and drinks during any Retro Future Fest event).

- Overseas Pass (which takes care of your flights and accommodation for any retro future fest events we have abroad)

- Access to our Elite VIP WhatsApp group chat.

- A monthly Retro Mystery Box worth £300 send straight to your door!

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest thankyou poster for Patreon supporters.

- An EXCLUSIVE Retro Future Fest T-shirt. 


Thank you for your support!


$1311.80 = £1000