Queer Spirit Festival 2023
We know you have been waiting patiently for news of plans for the next Queer Spirit Festival – finally, here it is: The next Queer Spirit is planned for SUMMER 2023.
Queer Spirit Summer Festivals
Since last August a team of two dozen organisers have been meeting, talking and seeking to find the perfect spot for the fourth manifestation of the festival. From Wales to Kent we have followed leads but, due to various complications, the stars have simply not aligned for us this year. So we would like to make this summer a stepping stone towards the next Queer Spirit by proposing that fans of the festival engage in reconnecting and building our connections to each other wherever there's a chance. One way we can do this is by setting up queer spirit camping enclaves at other festivals we attend – these camps can be announced and coordinated via the Queer Spirit Social section of the website. If you are planning to go to any summer camp or festival and wish to let other queer spirits know you can set up a group page on the site for them to join. One such opportunity to look out for, which will definitely be full of queer magic and marvel, is a new event called Arcadia, taking place near Glastonbury, 11th to 15th August this year. Many of the Queer Spirit organising crew are planning to be there. We will mail out more information on Arcadia and other festivals that queer spirits undertake to head to as soon as it is available. If you haven't joined the Queer Spirit Social site yet, you can create your profile here: Queer Spirit Social At the 2019 Festival, we dedicated our group ritual to building networks of support, both physical and spiritual, in advance of the much anticipated Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020, which was regarded by astrologers as a massive 'reset' of human consciousness. Two years later the world is still reeling from the shock and the reset develops. Hang in there folks! In the world today we are seeing the old thinking, the outworn paradigm of conflict and domination, fighting for its survival against a tide of awakening consciousness, love and drive for liberation. Queer Spirits as we well know have a role to play in this transformation. As we each heal and grow into the fullness, joy and beauty of who we are, we help the global queer community gradually find its strength, its confidence and its spirit. The Queer Spirit team wish all a healthy and uplifting 2022 and is looking forward to building the connections and energy for a grand reunion of magical souls at Queer Spirit Festival in 2023.
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).
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.
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 minimise 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.