Winter Pride 2021 is well and truly in the planning pipleine.
We learned a lot from 2020 and how to work in our current COVID-safe environment and are now full steam ahead to plan a Covid Level 1 and Level 2 compliant festival for 2021. We are, however, not planning on selling any individual tickets for 2021 and are going to have a similar model of enabling passes, like we did in 2020.
So if you are a supporter of the fesitval and want to attend events which are ticketed, then now is the time to start thinking about the level of support you are able to commit to.
In 2021, only patrons will be able to attend the festival. If you would like to be a patron of the festival and to enable the planning and running of Winter Pride, then make sure that you are signed up to our newsletter and we will include a registration link for you to become an enabling Patron on our newsletters.
We have 4 levels of patronage - Maxi, Mini, Long Weekender and Enabling. Each will have a different level of prioritised access to events. See the graphic below for what prioritised access means at each patron level.
We will only begin invoicing for patron support on 1 March 2021. This is so that we have a clearer picture of the covid situation and of which businesses and talent in our supply chain are still going to be available to work and contribute.
Currently, our community and commercial sponsorship for the 2021 festival is running at about 30% of what it was in 2019. The Queenstown Lakes District Council contributed $5000 twards the festival in 2020, and have not indicated how this funding amount will be changed in 2021. We are therefore planning for patrons to cover the full cost of the festival until we can secure additioinal funding streams.
Looking forward to bringing everyone back together in August 2021 to reconnect.