L Fest, held at the race course in Uttoxeter and now in its 5th year welcomes anyone but it’s targeted at women. And not just women; lesbians.
Taking place over three days and welcoming thousands of [mainly] women- some camping and others with day tickets- the festival went down a storm. It isn’t purely music- although with headliner Heather Peace (a fave of gay women the UK over) and others including Kal Lavelle, Karima Francis (who I had the opportunity to interview), the Magpies and Bree, who I peg to become a firm favourite on the scene, it didn’t disappoint. There was also comedy, workshops and spoken word performances.
I attended Positive Mindset 101 on Sunday morning where License to Live delivered a whistle stop tour of their longer life coaching workshop, worth looking up if you want to rid your life of negativity. Also up there as one of my highlights was spoken word performances from the Cunning Linguists who delivered a selection of poems including a tribute to the victims of the Orlando Shooting which was so very moving.
Above all the fun and frolics the festival delivered a strong sense of community. It felt safe and- unlike some other events for the gay comnunity- wasn’t male dominated.
I’ve been wanting to go to L Fest for a long while and I wasn’t disappointed. For now, all that’s left is for a lot of lesbians to count down to next year!