The organisers of GO.GO festival - dubbed "the Glastonbury
of the lez scene" by Time Out Magazine - have been forced to change
the dates of their 2012 festival to avoid clashing with the London
Olympic games next summer. The festival will now take place on the
weekend of the 8-10 June 2012, a week earlier than originally
The unique boutique festival is the largest - and only - festival
of its kind in Europe, bringing together 2'500 women in the UK
capital, London. Celebrating and showcasing female performers from
the world of music, comedy and entertainment, the festival also
boasts a flurry of additional activities including sky-diving,
balloon riding and a fun-fair, offering a multi-sensory experience
for festival-goers in an all-female environment.
Last year's round up boasted performances by queer musicians
Heather Pearce (pictured), Jill Jackson and the L Word's Betty, as
well as performances from comedians Rosie Wilby, Suzi Ruffell, Jen
Brister and Zoe Lyons. Boasting a large main stage, DJ tent, folk
and comedy stage, the festival caters to a range of tastes with an
Following an extensive survey to improve and expand the festival
for its 2012 weekend slot, festival founders Amy Sampson and Katie
Woodbine have announced GO.GO. Festival 2012 will include new
stages and facilities. The new Peacock Lounge, hosted by Burlesque
event organisers Corset & Diamonds will offer festival-goers
the opportunity to dress up in vintage clothes, sip cocktails and
participate in burlesque workshops teaching the art of burlesque
dance and costume making. Its sister stage The Menagerie is also
set to be unveiled at GO.GO 2012, mixing big band sounds with
vintage glamour, sassy and sensual singers.
The food stalls, market, main bar, pop-up theatre and boutique
luxury camping facilities are also being expanded for next year's
festival, with exclusive 'Glamping' - that's glamorous camping -
tickets now on sale.
GO.GO Festival is currently sponsoring the Planet London Lesbian
and Bisexual Survey 2011 which offers a guide to London for queer
women. The survey runs from 1December 2011 to 29 February 2012 and
gives participants the opportunity to win two weekend passes to
GO.GO Festival 2012.
Early bird tickets for GO.GO Festival 2012 are now on sale.
Customers who purchased tickets before new dates were
announced are invited to contact the sales department before 19
December 2011 if they are no longer able to attend.
PHOTO Laura Cunliffe