Will the last one in London please turn the lights out? The capital’s nightlife is on its knees. With nosy neighbours and complaining councils putting profit over partying, more than 50% of London’s nightclubs have closed since 2008.
The gentrification of clubbing has hit the queer community the hardest. In the last decade, half of the city’s gay clubs have shut, and in an already limited scene, the ripple effects of closures could not be underestimated.
To counter this corrosive trend, Feeld partnered with queer collective HOWL to support their inaugural event. The aim? To create a queer city; a 14-hour-long day-to-night safe space with multiple stages and areas. The event was split in three parts: a panel discussion, performance art, then house and techno music until sunrise.