Whether bringing together 20,000 people for Parachute Festival or helping local artists make quality albums, Parachute Music is dedicated to helping Christian musicians shift pop culture. This mission is made possible by the special people who financially and prayerfully back us. Since 1997, individuals and families have contributed to our charitable trust by joining the supporters membership programme. We now have around 2,500 Supporters on board. Parachute relies on these contributions as a constant source of funds to keep the mission going.
The income we receive from Supporters goes towards developing Festival and initiatives like our Noise musician training events. It also enables us to promote New Zealand songs and artists internationally, and cover the costs of running the organisation (including staff and administration).
Supporters are part of the Parachute family and receive a number of exclusive benefits, including discounted tickets to Parachute Festival. They also receive regular updates from us through our Supporter E-news and special hospitality at Parachute Festival.
Supporters are sent a donation receipt for 50% of their annual contribution each April. The other 50% is treated as a membership subscription as a result of the benefits they receive, and cannot be receipted. Click here to join.
Supporters may choose to forfeit the benefits outlined below to have 100% of their contributions treated as a charitable donation. Please let us know if you would prefer to contribute to Parachute regularly as a Donor.
25% off your ticket to Parachute Festival and selected Parachute events
25% off your family's ticket to Parachute Festival and selected Parachute events
You get a free ticket to Parachute Festival and selected Parachute events (booking fees apply)
Your family gets a free ticket to Parachute Festival and selected Parachute events (booking fees apply)
Benefits vary according to the different Supporter memberships we offer. Please click here to see our full list of options.
Unfortunately you can’t use your discount for friends. If you have an Individual membership you are eligible for a discount on your ticket to our events, and if you have a Family membership you are eligible for a discount on your family’s tickets only.
A Supporter Family covers: two adults and up to three children aged 17 years of age and under. Family members must be from the same immediate family, or have legal guardianship. A child can be included as the second adult.
Payments can be made monthly by direct debit, credit card, or automatic payment. Alternately, you can make an annual payment.
Supporters are able to claim a tax credit back on 50% of their contributions. The remaining 50% is treated as a membership fee, for which Supporters receive direct benefits.
If a Supporter would like 100% of their contributions as tax deductible, they can forfeit their benefits and become a Supporter Donor.
Annual tax receipts are sent to Supporters in April each year
You can stop your contributions at any time by sending written notification to Parachute Music.