Coming back for its second annual edition during World Pride weekend in New York City, the nightlife entrepreneur, Ladyfag, is gearing up to celebrate with her queer music festival, LadyLand. As one of the premiere nightlife producers for over a decade, the impresario behind famed parties like Holy Mountain, Battle Hymn, and 11:11, to name a few, is also bringing together another incredible lineup of queer talent for the live spectacle coming to Brooklyn Mirage.
She’s been dubbed “nightlife sorceress” by The New York Times for producing some of the most renowned parties in the world with leading talent in the realms of fashion and nightlife. After her inaugural festival brought the crowds out to Brooklyn for a series of musicians, drag performers, and incredible DJ’s in 2018, Ladyfag is back to celebrate the return of her music festival during a monumental time in queer history.
Coinciding with the first-ever World Pride celebration hosted in the United States as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Ladyfag’ deft curation honors the occasions with the utmost care. Representing every letter of the LGBTQ+ acronym with a lineup of performers that run the cultural gamut, the festival will also witness the live reunion of Gossip, whose LadyLand performance kicks off their first tour in 7 years and marks a decade since the release of the trio’s iconic album Music for Men.
With headliners Gossip and Honey Dijon, LadyLand is rounding up the best and brightest in queer talent from household names to newer acts like Yves Tumor and Its Band as well as the newly added Poppy.
Just a little over a week before the festival, I caught up with the nightlife entrepreneur for more on the momentous occasion, powerful lineup and second year of the queer music festival dreams are made of: