GFW Clothing will be having a stall at the Out & Wild Festival this summer (9-12th June ). We asked co-founder Polly to write a blog about why it was set up and now it is back for its second year, what to expect. Hope to see you there.
Guest blog by Polly Shute
Out & Wild Festival began as a vision way back in lockdown 2020. Becky and I, joint co-founders, wanted to create a fun, safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ women and those who are non-binary, to connect through shared experiences.
Our research told us women wanted more than just a music festival, they wanted activities and experiences throughout the day and night. They wanted a beautiful location and great camping and glamping options.
Out & Wild Festival has 5 key zones; Wellness & Workouts, Music & Comedy, Spoken Word, Sport & Hikes (including wild swimming and standup paddleboarding) and Workshops & Talks.
Our first Festival in 2022 was a massive success, around 400 people attended and we were delighted to get 100% recommendation in our post event survey.
For 2023, we are expecting 800 attendees over the three days and nights.
Attendees love the variety of activities across the days, among the most popular being the daily hikes, tasters of sport, the wide variety of wellness experiences and the interviews with award winning authors.
We end the evenings with music, comedy, improv, burlesque and cabaret. For 2023 we are also introducing open mike for music and poetry.
You can camp, glamp or bring your campervan or if you want to stay off site. We make sure there are plenty of toilets and showers (including accessible ones).
The location is stunning, overlooking the River Cleddau, on the edge of Pembrokeshire National Park. We follow an existing Festival, so that means we have great facilties in place, including WIFI and places where you can charge phones and other equipment and even an a cafe on site!
For more information and tickets please go to Home - Out & Wild Festival (outandwild.co.uk)