THE OLD SAW MILL GARDEN PARTY, Secret location (15 minutes from Middlesbrough, 50 minutes from Leeds) - 13th, 14th & 15th September 2019
The Old Saw Mill Garden Party proved its worth in 2016 & 2017 with many people saying it's the best event they've been to and some predicting it'll rival Boomtown in the future. For a small festival it definitely blew some minds.
The event sells out and Early Bird Tickets went in 2 minutes for the 2017 event. There is plans to increase the capacity, but the event is to be kept exclusive and at a 500 people for the near future.
With the organisers themselves having played main dance tents, organised festival areas and hosted rooms for major London nights, created installations for Shangri-La at Glastonbury, running their own music venue and trading at festivals for the last 10 years the end result is a creative mixture of impressive art & decor combined with an experienced layout to house some of the most creative acts on the festival circuit.
Line up is available here
We are providing the most immersive & entertaining experience of any festival the north east can provide. We look beyond just a stage in a field and make the people feel part of a it. A festival is an escape from real life and we want that to come out in how people express themselves. We positively encourage dressing up or performing a skill...that's what we're about!
To promote art and cultural opportunities for people regardless of socio-economic status by way of applying for grants or performance time from us to showcase installations/artwork/music/venues/etc.
Provide an annual signature event to the area that draws tourists and gives locals a summer highlight and economical opportunities.
4 People Not Profit aim to promote and support various human rights and social justice issues through a variety of nights in Saltburn and Middlesbrough and surroundingTeesside area. We aim for the area we put on to raise awareness of serious issues but in a party atmosphere supporting local bands and dj’s and other interesting and different music. We operate as a co-operative association of people working together in a non profit making basis to put on nights which are free and open to anybody.
We have a very open policy in that any locals bands or dj’s can play as long as they make their own original music and have so far had a range from Irish folk to indie bands and acoustic artists to hip hop artists. We are always looking for new talented bands/musicians in the area to play for us. We are also open to other people coming to join our group or just help out as much or as little as they can, see contacts section on our website if you can help.
The gigs we have done have been great to promote social justice and human rights causes that we really believe in and put a vehicle out there to promote a different way of doing things to the traditional corporate consumerist greed driven model. We try and provide an alternative based on community focused, open access and co operatively driven non profit model. As the fantastic quote by Gandhi goes ‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world’ We have created something that promotes the values we believe in and given space to put on free gigs, creating great parties and highlighting serious issues and causes.
Decor & Stages
Caravan Ship (work in progress)
This is made on the longest recycled caravan we could find and built with scrap fencing panels, ladders and bits & bobs we were given from boating yards. It has enough room in the cabin for a double bed that turns in to a 4 seater table, cupboard and drawers. We're using an old wood and studded leather 3 piece suit and dining table to furnish the inside and make it look less like a caravan and more worthy of a pirate captain. We have 3x 4m long inflatable tentacles on order which will sit behind the boat as though the boat is being attacked by a giant kraken.
We built this stage set for a club night in London called Rumpus. It's been all around the country for festivals and club nights and will be back in London again on 1st April to be used as a stage set for Happy Slap Boutique. It's made mainly from plywood panels and MDF bought from DIY store, but we saved 6 monitors and an old computer from a company that was upgrading their systems and used them as live windows which display graphics that move to the music. We also saved an old neon sign from a pharmacy, enclosed it in a box that said Raveyard on it. The set also include a laserbeam tree which is a tree we built with 3 linked lasers at the top and recycled camo netting to create a canopy effect from the tree.
Link to first test after we'd built it: https://www.facebook.com/Theoldsawmillgardenparties/videos/vb.141247865902038/983645914995558/?type=2&theater