The UK’s first LGBTQ+ electronic music and camping festival is set to launch this year.
Flesh Queer Festival London will take place May 28-29 at Springfield Farm in St Albans and will welcome LGBTQ+ people, their friends and allies.
Rebekah, Object Blue, Chippy Nonstop, Jaguar, SPFDJ, Juliana Huxtable, LSDXOXO and VTSS are among the artists confirmed for the festival (see the full lineup in the Instagram post below).
Weekend camping tickets cost £114, while two-day non-camping tickets cost £89. To manage here to buy.
A press release from Flesh reads: “The festival addresses the long-term issues of the festival’s lineup, which is dominated by heterosexual cis-male artists, breaking the cycle and allowing emerging and underrepresented talent to break through on a global platform.”
Riposte London will also host a low-key tent where ticket holders can take part in workshops, attend panels and relax in a quiet environment.
Flesh has also issued an open call for emerging QTIPOC artists to apply for two London Sound Academy scholarships and ongoing mentorship.
The winners will have the chance to perform at the festival in May. The deadline to apply is February 3 – header here enter.
Last year NME‘s Nick Levine attended Mighty Hoopla, a one-day pop festival that caters to a predominantly LGBTQ+ and female audience.
‘Nostalgic artists and current hitmakers gather in South London for a fabulous antidote to testosterone-fueled rock festivals,’ he wrote, adding: ‘One level, this is a fabulous antidote to some of the most testosterone-fuelled rock festivals; on the other hand, it’s a surprisingly touching and perhaps slightly subversive exercise in nostalgia.