Back in March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding, we were incredibly excited to properly announce our plans for Fat Out Fest and the 12 partners we had invited to co-curate the 5th edition of our festival, due to take place on Halloween weekend 2020.
Our plans are to take over 5 spaces in Salford; 3 warehouses on Regents Trading (behind Islington Mill), The Old Pint Pot and The White Hotel.
Our invited partners are; Alt Queer, Body Horror, Bollox, Brave Exhibitions Festival, Box Records, Creatures of Catharsis, Counterflows Festival, Decolonise Festival, The Kazimier, 24-HOUR DRONE INTL presents 12-HR DRONE, Upset the Rhythm & The White Hotel.
Working together to bring you a 3 day celebration of experimental music, art and alternative queer culture.
Unfortunately due to the uncertainty we are living through we made the difficult decision and decided to postpone this version of Fat Out Fest to Halloween 2021. With planned activity involving international artists/partners we don't see a way we can produce an event of this ambition during these times.
The 2021 festival will take place on 29/30/31 October across the same 5 venues in Salford. The hope is to just roll over as many of the ideas as possible, inviting the same partners to curate stages and work with as many of the same artists we currently have booked as possible.
We are not completely losing hope that something can happen in 2020 and in some capacity we can be together in Salford, making all the noise and celebrating the most holy of holidays. What that will be or look like is still very much up in the air but the Fat Out team are committed to making something happen should we get the green light that it is safe to do so.
Until we mosh again please stay safe, create your own dancefloors wherever possible and look out for one another. Love and solidarity to all and we cannot wait to be back hugging, kissing and pushing y’all round the pit when all this over.
Xx Fat Out xX