The annual L FEST finally took place after months in the planning, over in Staffordshire on 17th – 20th July.
L Fest is of course the UK’s only lesbian music, arts and comedy festival and has just completed it’s 5th successful year due to the determination and passion of Festival Director Cindy Edwards. Back in 2010 Cindy was running an event she co organised, Stanstock 7’s women’s football tournament for 400 women. She saw the amazing atmosphere she had helped to create at Stanstock and started L Fest. L Fest grew and grew as Cindy met more people wanting to get involved and believed in L Fest in the same way she did. Even before the first festival L Fest had grown from a multi sports event to a music, arts and comedy festival with its own cinema as SpringOut, The Rainbow Film Festival, Laughing Cows Comedy and many other individuals brought in their valuable contributions to the festival. Cindy is the only full time member of staff, helped by volunteers who are vital to programming different areas of the festival.
Live performances over the weekend included those from Lucy Spraggan, Stooshe and The Tuts, along with plenty of other activities for all members of the family on various other arts and comedy tents and stages. We look back over the weekend, in pictures….