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Wednesday 8 April 2015

UK Lesbian Festival L FEST Line Up Revealed

The UK’s only lesbian music, arts & comedy festival has raised the bar this year. They have their fantastic ethos of offering a platform for many unsigned and inspiring artists and they have 22 new acts coming this year and of course they have also added a few well known faces to the line up for 2015, slap bang in the middle of the festival season.

One of the headliners actually appeared on the L Fest stage in 2012 as one of the up and coming unsigned artists. Three years later, she has over a million social media followers and her X Factor audition where she sang her own song ‘Last Night’ has had over 32 million views. Lucy Spraggan is back at L Fest 2015!

It doesn’t stop there as there is a huge diverse line up. From O’Hooley & Tidow, recently nominated 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, to the all-girl Indie punk band The Tuts who supported Kate Nash on her UK tour. There’s the curly haired cute blonde Holloway, who you may know as half of MK1 from X factor. There’s certainly something for every music taste ranging from the acoustic sessions with Beth Prior, hip-hop with Ajah UK, Electronic sounds from Brain Rain and Afro-Latin percussion from the duet Ladies of Midnight Blue and not forgetting festival favourites Greymatter and the charity single group The L Project.

But L Fest is much more than just a music festival and has a fantastic Arts line up too. There is the DIVA Sex Academy hosted by Jane Czyzselska, London's award winning LGBT literary salon, Polari, Up Close & Personal with Indie Authors, Author Manda Scott with Woman Warriors and Planet London will be hosting a ‘LBQ Visibility in the Media’ Discussion Panel including Alicya Eyo and Kathy Caton. There’s many performance pieces from the 1940s Brighton duo All the nice girls, to Offside; a narrative of Women’s Football over the years. And of course not forgetting one woman shows Kerry Leigh wants to marry her brother and How to manifest a woman!

Laughing Cows comedy always finish the festival with a huge audience and this year will be no exception as Bethany Black, (Cucumber) and a firm lesbian funny favourite, Zoe Lyons (Mock of the Week) take to the stage.

Even if it rains you’re covered – literally as the Big Top is back! The cinema sponsored and programmed this year by Planet London, will be showing some great films from cinema hit Pride, to Crazy Bitches with the official UK launch of their DVD. Film Director Jane Clarke will be there all the way from the USA for Q&A’s after the showing. Actress and Director Alicya Eyo, (Emmerdale & Bad Girls), will also be part of a Q&A to talk about her part as director in the new short, Brace.

Worried that tiny tents and mud isn't your thing? It’s not theirs either. They have yurts for hire, toilets are clean, the showers are hot, and there’s even a place to straighten your hair and apply your lipstick so you can look hot for the whole weekend!

Not convinced yet? Check out the website here for the full line up and get your tickets now at £99 including three nights camping and everything above and more! You can even pay £50 now and £50 later. See you in July in a field full of lesbians!

Where and When?

July 17-20th 2015 at Uttoxeter racecourse, Staffordshire. (We didn’t know where it was either, but it’s 5 minutes from Alton Towers and there is a train station on their actual festival site so it’s only 2 hours from the big cities: London or Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds).

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