Wondering why we’ve been so quiet lately?? We’ve been working behind the scenes on a major expansion for the festival, and we’re proud to finally share it with all of you. AOCFEST has joined with our friends The DOME Group, LLC, to produce our biggest festival yet in time for our 5th Anniversary! A celebration of this magnitude takes time to plan, so we’re moving the AOCFEST to September 28-29, 2018 in downtown Durham.
The AOCFEST is proud to say we are and will remain Durham born and bred! The original AOC team remain on board with The DOME Group team to ensure that the festival’s original brand and mission remain true to its core. Our educational offerings, Innovate Your Cool and Start of Cool, are also preparing amazing programming for the 5th Anniversary AOCFEST in September. IYC/Start of Cool will continue to impact the Durham community under the Art of Cool Project 501c3 umbrella.
So that’s it! We are excited to build a bigger and better festival going forward, starting with our 5th year anniversary! It is our hopes to count you in as a cooligan, and join us in working to make this year and every year memorable, not only for our festival, but for our city.
I purchased a ticket already, are you going to accept it?
Yes! All previous ticket purchases will be honored. See you in September!
I can’t make the September date. Is there any way I can get a refund?
Yes - but act fast. Visit the Eventbrite page to submit for a refund. We will only be accepting refunds until April 27th. In the event you are able to make the September festival after you’ve already refunded your ticket, you will need to purchase a new ticket, at the new ticket price.
YES! I’m down for September. Same venues?
You bet... AND we’re moving on up! Join us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park + other select downtown Durham venues to be announced soon.
When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale April 27th to the general public. Be sure to sign up to receive our emails to get an exclusive Cooligan presale code!
So what about Innovate Your Cool and St(art) of Cool?
IYC/ Start of Cool are also gearing up to offer incredible educational programming during the 5th Anniversary AOCFest in September. Both IYC/Start of Cool will remain under The Art of Cool Project nonprofit umbrella.
I signed up at the VIP brunch to be a donor this year. What does the sale mean for me?
Have no fear... current donors will still get their donor perks for 2018. We appreciate your support!
I’m interested in sponsoring this year.
Great! Sponsorships are still available for the 5th Anniversary AOCFest. In addition, we are offering the option to sponsor a stage at an official AOC venue during the weekend.
I applied for press this year. What does this mean?
All prior press requests will still be considered. Only 2 credentials per outlet will be supplied. Press requests will be reviewed prior to the date of the festival. Approvals will be announced at least a month from the festival date.