Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits

As you will be aware, Covid-19 has had a devastating and, potentially, long-lasting effect on live music organisations such as us. Our music festivals Are You Listening? and Down at the Abbey have been unable to take place in 2020, and all our live shows since March 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. As a result we have lost 100% of our income for this period.

Despite these challenges, our commitment to supporting the local community, developing stand-out cultural events, and finding the artists of tomorrow is stronger than ever. To help us through what will, no doubt, be a difficult time ahead, we have launched a tiered membership scheme, ‘Friends with Benefits’ with some great offerings to our loyal supporters!

Membership Details

COVID PROMISE
During this Covid-19 era, your Friends scheme will be extended at no extra cost so that the 12-month expiry comes 12 months after the date of our first live show. For example, if you join today, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, our first live show cannot take place until June 2021, your membership will be valid until June 2022 at no extra cost to you.
It would make a huge difference to us if you joined today!

Listener: £20 (£15 with Direct Debit discount)

Members Quartely Newsletter: An in-depth behind the scenes look at what we are up to at Heavy Pop; our plans for shows and festivals and your chance to give us your feedback and requests!

Quarterly Spotify Playlist: The brand-new acts we like, as well as acts we are promoting for their own gigs or performing at the festivals. Find your new favourite act here!

Door Price Discount: A discount available to Friends who are buying their ticket ‘on the door’. A £2 door price discount will be offered where the advance ticket face value was £15 or under. A £3 door price discount will be offered where the advance ticket face value was over £15. Please note: If an event sells out in advance, there will be no door tickets available.

Regular Free Gig Ticket Draws: Friends will be automatically entered into every regular gig ticket draw. Winners will be notified by email. If you had already bought a ticket for the same event you may request a refund on that ticket. Free tickets are not for re-sale.

Supporter: £30 (£25 with Direct Debit discount)

All of the above, plus:
Advance Ticket Discount Codes: Discount codes will be sent to our Friends for one-time use against a show or festival of their choice during the scheme period.

Regular Free Festival Ticket Draws: Friends will be automatically entered into every regular festival ticket draw. Winners will be notified by email. If you had already bought a ticket for the same event you may request a refund on that ticket. Free tickets are not for re-sale.

Ambassador: £45 (£40 with Direct Debit discount)

All of the above, plus:
Heavy Pop Partner Benefits: Your membership will give you discounts on local partner organisations including hotel stays, breweries, food and drink.
For a full list of participating places Ambassadors can get a discount, click here.

Terms and conditions apply to each partner organisation. Partner organisations may withdraw their offer at any time, and Heavy Pop will work to ensure an appropriate number of new discount partner options are always available.

Heavy Pop Merch Store Discount: Members have access to discounted Heavy Pop merchandise!

Heavy Pop Forum: Help shape the future of our events by giving your feedback via Friends surveys and video/in person sessions with the Heavy Pop team. We’ll let you know our forthcoming plans for events and festivals and you can give us your valuable feedback.

Special Event Invitations: We will be offering our Friends the opportunity to join the Heavy Pop team at special, invite only events running throughout the membership period (once social-distancing measures have ceased).