LauFest is a homegrown festival in Wembury celebrating the life of Laura Plane. It champions all of the things which were so important to her; family, friends, music, good food and of course (most importantly) having the very best time you can have whilst shining like a superstar.
In the wake of her passing, Laura’s husband Jon started a Twitter campaign to get the Foo Fighters to dedicate their wedding song ‘Everlong’ to Laura when the band headlined the Glastonbury festival. AND IT WORKED. Dave Grohl was enchanted by Laura’s story and blew everyone away when he said those now immortal words, “I’d like to dedicate this song to someone named Laura, who couldn’t be here tonight. But we should all dance this one for her”.
Jon vowed that he would continue to honour his wife every year in the best way he knew how – by holding a Glasto-style festival party to remember, laugh and celebrate the good times. LauFest was born…
Laura left this earth on May 27th 2017 (aged 37) after living with breast cancer for 8 years. During her time on this planet she not only showed everybody she met how to rock the hell out of life, but she did it with style, grace and a heart brimming over with love. The inaugural LauFest in 2017 raised £8k for CoppaFeel!, and we hope to achieve all this and more in honour of our girl in 2018.
The aim of LauFest is to celebrate Laura and the stellar work she did for CoppaFeel!, a charity which meant so much to her. Not only this, but also to celebrate the life of our girl and the shining star she is. Great bands, awesome vibes, lip-smacking grub and the most heart-filled festival you could imagine. Come with glitter, come with smiles, come with flamingos…
LauFest wants you!
During her life Laura raised £70k for CoppaFeel! – spreading their message by encouraging young people to check their boobs so that they might recognise symptoms early and get treated. Laura’s campaigning saved countless lives and continues to do so.
Come and join the good times at LauFest; the best little festival in the Westcountry!
Your one-day ticket will actually grant you access to THREE days of camping, music, fun and frivolities. What a bargain!
On the Friday there will be an open-air cinema screen showing a cult surf movie with popcorn and candyfloss to accompany. Imagine those views as the sun sets behind the cinema screen… and imagine them again as you wake up in your tent/van/trailer to views of the mighty Mewstone and a coastal walk to prepare you for the main event on the Saturday. With two stages of live music we are really spoiling you this year…
Sunday will be a day of funk, soul and jazz which means there will be no time to rest those dancing shoes from the night before, especially with Jelly Jazz playing top of the bill!
Limited edition custom-designed official LauFest t-shirts, lightning bolt sweatshirts and flamingo leggings.
Striving to be as green as we can be, these reusable cups can be filled with Sours, Lambrini, cider or whatever else takes your fancy.
We are lucky enough to know lots of creative folk who have designed/painted/created these awesome commemorative designs.