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UK’s first LGBTQ+ electronic music and camping festival announces lineup

The inaugural Flesh festival will take place May 28-29 in St Albans

By Hollie Geraghty

A crowd raises their hand in front of a live performance with smoke and pyrotechnics
(Photo: Wendy Wei/ Pexels).

The lineup has been announced for Flesh, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ electronic music and camping festival.

The festival, which is set to take place on May 28-29 at Springfield Farm in St Albans, will feature artists including Rebekah, Ellen Allien, Jaguar, Chippy Nonstop, LSDXOXO and more.

A press release from Flesh read: “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.

“Many people talk about equality in electronic music but Flesh is taking real-life action to make it happen.”

Check out the full lineup below.

Flesh Festival full lineup on a pink poster
Flesh Festival lineup. (Photo: Flesh Festival).

The festival programme is made up entirely of underrepresented acts, including trans and non binary artists from various ethnic backgrounds.

Queer nightclub Riposte London will host a sober tent where people can “socialise, partake in workshops and panels, share their experiences and relax without any pressure”.

Two-day tickets can be purchased on the website for £89, while two-day camping tickets can be bought for £114.

In a statement, festival organisers also spoke of the need to support “marginalised groups to enter the electronic music industry”, and have launched a scholarship scheme to help “foster a new support network”.

“The scholarship program will begin with a talent search and culminate with live performances at the festival itself.

 “We don’t believe in tokenism but we believe in giving equal platforms to everyone and for our audience to feel represented when they come to our events,” the statement continued.

“What this means is that we dig deeper, we invest more time in researching and putting together our line-ups. Where there is a gap in representation, we aim to fill it with education and support for new artists.”