Here’s a few words about why we do what we do, and what’s important to us when we are doing it.
never grow Old
So many people seem to stop growing because they grow old. We believe that festivals can be life changing experiences, because of the sense of curiosity and wonder they inspire with anyone attending.
Since the first time we had camping at LeeFest we have been dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the festival we create. The sight of the wasted tents left behind that year broke our hearts. Since then we have been choosing a target area every year in order to reduce our environmental impact. Our shuttle busses now run on used chip fat, and we’ve completely outlawed plastic cups. We will be announcing this years environmental mission shortly.
new Music, new arts, new Ideas
We invest heavily in new music, new artists, new ideas. This requires us to take a lot of risks with the festival budget but we believe that new ideas need a lot of support and encouragement; we stand to benefit from both the successes and the failures.
an Unpretentious Party
Our favourite ever quote about the festival was when The Guardian described it as “A perfect, unpretentious party vibe’. LeeFest is a chance to just party with your fellow wonderful humans. Embrace it. Embrace each other.
LeeFest is a growing community of awesome people who are motivated to make things happen for their own creative satisfaction and/or for others’ enjoyment. The best bit of feedback we receive each year is that it feels like one big family by the end of the weekend 🙂