Flesh: The United Kingdom's first-ever LQBTQIA+ Electronic Music Festival

Jan 28, 2022

Alicia Baron

2 min read

Flesh is launching as the United Kingdom's first-ever LQBTQIA+ electronic music and camping festival. All of the acts will be underrepresented artists, championing a spectrum of gender minorities and ethnicities. This two-day celebration of house and techno music will occur over Bank Weekend on May 28th-29th, 2022 at Springfield Farm in St Albans – about 25 minutes from central London. 

"The festival addresses 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," Flesh Queer organizers said in a statement.

The outstanding of up-and-coming House and Techno DJs over three stages includes Aisha Mirza, Raven, Lady Shaka, Jaguar, SPFDJ, object blue, and more. 

Not only is Flesh looking to create visibility for minority artists, but the festival also strives to create a safe space for people from all walks of life. One of the critical features of the festival is a sober tent hosted by Riposte London will host workshops, panels, and hold place to share experiences in a calm environment comfortably. 

Organizers also launched an open call for on-the-rise QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender, Intersex, People of Color) to apply for scholarships to the London Sound Academy. Winners will also have the opportunity to perform at the festival. Those interested in applying can do so here before the February 3 deadline.

2-day general admission and camping tickets to the festival are now available on Flesh Queer's website.

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