The first ever Rainbow LGBTQI Festival took place at Battswood Baseball Club in Ottery on Saturday and it was just as colourful as the name suggests.
Organised by DJ Clarence in partnership with The Grillfather, the event was a platform for local entertainers to showcase their talents
And what is an LGBTQI event without a dose of the 3Divas Kat Gilardi, Angel Lalamore and Jayde Kay.
The trio is popular for their over the top cabaret performances.
DJs Courtney K, Naeem Hussain, Luda Ash, Clarence and Kurt kept the party going on the dance floor, while Envic Booysen serenaded mense with his soulful performance, getting the crowd to sing along to all their R&B favorites.
Maxine Wild put in a surprise guest performance and people’s jaws dropped to the floor as she pulled off the hottest moves during her cabaret set, dressed in a skimpy lime and purple costume.
Outside, a crackling fire kept mense warm while the food boss made sure there was lekker dite.
DJ Clarence says the event was a success: “It’s the first time doing this festival and I’m already looking forward to the next.
“I like how versatile the crowd was, this was merely to bring people together in a safe space.”
Craig Lucas’ mother, Jennifer Lucas, also attended the event. The singer came out as gay last year in an emotional Facebook post.
“The shows are amazing, the vibe is lekker and the people are so warm and welcoming. I’m glad I came out to experience this,” says Jennifer.