Flesh Queer Festival announces its debut edition of the festival scheduled for May of this year. It’s the UK’s first LGBTQ+ electronic music & camping festival with a majority of female, trans, non-binary, queer artists and a line up representing a spectrum of ethnicities.
Flesh Press ReleaseFlesh is an event for LGBTQ+ individuals, their friends and allies. The festival is open to everyone wanting to have a good time. Springfield Farm is located in a beautiful woodland a stone’s throw from London, near St Albans in Hertfordshire, 40 minutes from Kings Cross.
With another first, 100% of the lineup will be made up of underrepresented artists. The vast majority of the lineup will be women, trans+ and non-binary artists including a spectrum of ethnicities and other underrepresented groups like queer or working class artists.
Flesh Press ReleaseThe two-day event on the 28th and 29th of May 2022 will feature three stages showcasing headline DJs including Ellen Allien, VTSS, LSDXOXO, Rebekah, object blue, Jaguar, Syreeta, Hyperaktivist and Juliana Huxtable alongside queer London artists such as Wax Wings, allyXPRESS, Hannah Holland, Nadine Noor, Samantha Togni, Angel D’Lite, S/HE, Ifeoluwa, Samantha Togni, Aisha Mirza, J.Aria and Queer collectives such as Boudica, Pxssy Palace, Big Dyke Energy, Inferno, misery and intervention.
The festival will address long-term issues in festival programming, which is dominated by cis- male straight artists, breaking the cycle and allowing emerging and underrepresented talent to break through on a worldwide platform. Being featured on a major festival line-up will create visibility and generate bookings for the artists involved and set an example for other promoters to follow.
After years of neglect, there is a need to support marginalised groups to enter the electronic music industry. To help foster a new support network, London Sound Academy will be offering two scholarships and ongoing mentorship for upcoming QITPOC artists. The scholarship program will begin with a talent search and culminate with live performances at the festival itself.
You can purchase tickets here.