LeeFest takes a fallow year in 2015 ahead of 2016 relocation

LeeFest will take a fallow year in 2015 as it looks to relocate for 2016. 

The historically South London-based festival, which has spent the past four years at Highams Hill Farm, has grown rapidly since it debuted in 2006, and is looking to change to a newer, bigger venue. 

“LeeFest has reached another monumental stage in its exciting story,” said director and founder Lee Denny. “We could move to our new site in a hurry and pull off a reasonable party, but we’re more ambitious than that. 

“The festival is still run entirely by volunteers, despite it’s exponential growth, so we don’t often get a chance to work on the big picture stuff. This is a unique opportunity for us to make LeeFest more sustainable, more creative, and even more awesome in the long term.”

The festival recently created its ‘Campfire Cabinet’ board of directors to help move the event forward.

Since its inaugural event in 2006, artists including Young Fathers, Bastille, London Grammar, Clean Bandit and Rae Morris have flocked to LeeFest. 

The new venue for the 2016 festival is under lock-and-key, but expect an announcement from Denny and his team later in the year. 

 

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LeeFest takes a fallow year in 2015 ahead of 2016 relocation

LeeFest will take a fallow year in 2015 as it looks to relocate for 2016. 

The historically South London-based festival, which has spent the past four years at Highams Hill Farm, has grown rapidly since it debuted in 2006, and is looking to change to a newer, bigger venue. 

“LeeFest has reached another monumental stage in its exciting story,” said director and founder Lee Denny. “We could move to our new site in a hurry and pull off a reasonable party, but we’re more ambitious than that. 

“The festival is still run entirely by volunteers, despite it’s exponential growth, so we don’t often get a chance to work on the big picture stuff. This is a unique opportunity for us to make LeeFest more sustainable, more creative, and even more awesome in the long term.”

The festival recently created its ‘Campfire Cabinet’ board of directors to help move the event forward.

Since its inaugural event in 2006, artists including Young Fathers, Bastille, London Grammar, Clean Bandit and Rae Morris have flocked to LeeFest. 

The new venue for the 2016 festival is under lock-and-key, but expect an announcement from Denny and his team later in the year. 

 

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