Lest Fest 2016

An innovative music and arts festival held in rural Leicestershire. Two days, three nights and over 30 artists.

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

Lest Fest is an independent music and arts festival now in it’s 4th year, set in the idyllic Leicestershire countryside. In 2016, Lest Fest will be held from the 19th to the 21st August.

The festival is a celebration of atmospheric music, split into two main genres to synchronise with the day and night. During the day: indie, folk, reggae and jazz music will fill your ears with a summer vibe. Fast-forward to the night sets, where house, techno and disco get everybody ready to boogie.

Complete with the best local food and drink, art installations and comedy, Lest Fest provides a place to indulge in summer. Line up announcements are imminent.



Why we need your help…

We need your support to allow Lest Fest to grow. The festival has run for four years, growing from humble beginnings, but now we need support to build and secure its future.

The funds raised will breathe new life into Lest Fest 2016, and you will be rewarded for your pledges. These rewards are being offered exclusively to pledgers on Crowdfunder and are very limited.

As you can see from the video at the top, previous years have been a great success, but it’s time to climb to new heights…



We are aiming to raise £10,000, in an ‘all or nothing’ campaign. This means we will only debit money from your account when we reach our target and you know Lest Fest 2016 will definitely happen, and in return you get discounted tickets and other rewards. Basically you cannot lose!



Who we are…

Lest Fest was the brainchild of the Wright brothers (George & Harry) back in 2012. The brothers had the idea when they found themselves ‘home alone’ for two weeks. Since then the festival has grown, and moved to farmland near Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, still organised by George (the wiser brother), as Harry (the party animal) is off DJing and partying in the capital.

George is an engineering student, entrepreneur, events organiser, traveller and music lover. He runs GW Events, the company that organises Lest Fest while he works for a Formula 1 car manufacturer in Derby.


There are still a few slots available at Lest Fest 2016 for bands, DJs,  traders, artists and alternative entertainment. So please get in touch: enquiries@lestfest.com

If you are interested in becoming a partner or working with us in some fashion, we are always interested, if not for this year then future events. We have a number of Equity investment and sponsorship opportunities available; again you can contact us at: enquiries@lestfest.com

Full price tickets, Car park tickets (£5) and Camper van passes (£20) will be available after the Crowdfunder Campaign. Weekend tickets include camping.

The festival is strictly 16+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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