We welcome everyone who wants to enjoy and support the festival. You will find my straight brother on the gate and Mama L Fest is one of the most supportive L Festers out there. One of my favourite L Fest quotes from a young child ‘’ mum can we go to L Fest every weekend because everyone has two mums and no one gets picked on”. To give a whole family the chance to feel completely accepted is an invaluable experience.
— Cindy Edwards - Festival Director



L Fest is the UK's only lesbian music, arts and comedy festival. The festival is unique and extremely important to many. It is a place where women celebrate and come together, feel safe and included, to make new friends or just to feel comfortable walking around holding their partner's hand in a very relaxed and friendly environment.

L Fest welcomes everyone who supports what we stand for and wants to be part of this wonderful community. We welcome and encourage the whole LGBTQI community and our straight allies. Our crew is very diverse and you will find men on site (although they usually add up to less than 1% of the festival goers).

Every festival has to have a target audience, whether it's the genre of music or the audience participating, ours happens to be lesbians. We don't have a music genre, infact we cover as many genres as we can and as much entertainment, as our adult audience is from 18-80 we try to cater for everyone.

The festival is accessible for all and been awarded the Silver Level on the Charter of Best Practice by Attitude is Everything for its commitment to improving access for Deaf and disabled music fans. 

L Fest is family friendly with workshops and games and dedicated childrens programme. 

We will not tolerate ANY discrimination to anybody within the L Fest site. Should this be reported the person will be asked to leave the festival. 

I think this picture below drawn in 2012 sums up our ethos very well.

On one boardroom meeting day, Vanessa from Thinking Visually came and 'drew' our meeting. I had never met Vanessa and she knew nothing about L Fest, she was recommended by Sue & Sal from SpringOut.  We just sat around the boardroom table talking about what L Fest was to us. At the end of the day Vanessa had drawn The World of L Fest.

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