Queer Spirit Summer Festival, Northamptonshire
August 14 to 18, 2019
Queer Spirit Festival - a celebration of the love, passion and creative spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.
The third Queer Spirit Festival offers 5 days of community, pleasure, play and enrichment for body, mind and soul in the countryside with camping space for 600. The festival features ceremonies, performance, workshops, dance parties, fire circles, drumming, sacred sexuality, activism, vegetarian/vegan cafes, sauna and more...
There is an accessible camping area and there are activities for young people. LGBTIQ+ families are very welcome.
What people have said about Queer Spirit Festival:
"A spirited lovefest like no other"
"Utterly 100% accepted and celebrated for who I am"
"The energy from start to finish was beautifully palpable and entrancing"
"A thriving experience, an eloquent education"
"Filled with absolute joy, love and spirit"
"Connected, Accepted, Belonging"
"A beautiful and unique happening"
"A real feel of harmony and celebration"
"It changed my life"
"Heart-opening, expansive...so nice to be in fields with fellow queers!"
Entrance to the festival is by ticket only. Your ticket gives you access to the festival, camping, all workshops, performances and other events. It doesn't cover food or healing therapies. If you are coming by car you will need to purchase one car park ticket per car. Live-in vehicles are extra and you will need to purchase a live-in pass.
Adult for 18 years and over. We have our "early bird" reduced price adult tickets called "Rising spirit" and these are available until the end of February. We also have some concession rate adult tickets available. Our Supporter ticket includes a donation to the festival.
Young person for 6 to 17 years old. Young person tickets can only be purchased along with at least one Adult ticket. Adults are responsible for all people under 18 that they bring with them.
Under 6 anyone under 6 years old gets in free but you must still register a ticket for them.
Car park ticket to encourage car sharing and as part of the green ethos of the festival this year there is a small charge per car (no matter how many people in the car.)
Live-in vehicles we have some space for live-in vehicles on site. Please be aware that you will only be allowed to bring your vehicle on site if you have purchased the additional live-in vehicle ticket pass along with your main ticket(s).
Glamping available this year from Hels Bells glamping.
When you arrive, our stewards will be available to let you know about the different camping areas and can help you find them.
Main camp site the main camping area is a short walk from the car park and has plenty of room for everyone! The main fire space is located towards one end of this area and we will have ceremonies, rituals, singing and chilling here.
Glamping If you are looking to upscale from a tent, Hel's Bells are providing a range of Glamping options for this years festival.
Community camp areas located in the main camp site some groups will create mini-community spaces and you are welcome to camp with any of them.
Camping with children we have an area designated for those that are camping with children.
Women's area located to the edge of the main camp site
Accessible camping there is an area set aside just for accessible camping so please do contact us and let us know if you would like to camp here. The space is easy to access by vehicle and fairly central to the site.
Live-in vehicle camping we have a dedicated space available on site for some live-in vehicles. You must purchase the additional live-in vehicle ticket which are available on a first come first served basis.
We are working to make the festival as accessible to all as we can. More information can be found on the Accessibility page.
Food and drink
We will have cafés serving a fabulous range of vegetarian and vegan food along with stalls in the market area selling interesting food and snacks. There will not be any bar on site. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks and self cater. We do ask you to only cook on gas stoves or barbecues that are off the ground (full information about food and drink can be found in the terms and conditions.)
Getting to the festival
We encourage everyone coming to Queer Spirit to look to ways to minimize the environmental impact of their travel. Car shares, use of public transport and carbon offsetting can be ways to do that.
A location map and travel information can be found on the Festival location page.