Stonewall battled the rain to bring a strong anti-homophobia message to revellers at the eighth Lovebox music festival on Sunday (July 17). With a powerful 30 second ad broadcast in between acts on the main stage and a photo booth – supported by Square Peg Media – the charity raised awareness of the impact of homophobic bullying with over 25,000 concertgoers.
With a line-up boasting Scissor Sisters, Blondie, 2manydJs, Robyn and Kelis, this was the second year that Stonewall partnered with Lovebox for the event on the gay-themed Sunday. Billed as ‘Out & Out Fierce’ concertgoers queued up to find out about the gay equality charity’s Education for All programme that tackles homophobic bullying in schools.
As an official charity partner for the day, Stonewall also distributed stickers, posters and banners displaying the hard-hitting message ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’
‘We were delighted to partner again with Lovebox and be able to take our message to such a large audience,‘ said Catherine Bosworth, Stonewall Director of Fundraising. ‘Thanks to everyone who flew the flag for Stonewall at Lovebox. It was a thrill to see ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’ across Victoria Park and on the screens.’