LauFest is a homegrown festival in Plymouth (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.
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.
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…
During her life, Laura Plane raised £70k for the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! – spreading their message by encouraging young people to check their boobs so that they might recognise symptoms early and get treated. Unfortunately, the message of CoppaFeel! was too late for Laura, but her campaigning has saved countless lives and continues to do so.
The aim of LauFest is firstly to celebrate Laura and the stellar work she did for CoppaFeel!, a charity which meant so much to her, but also to celebrate the life of our girl and not let her shining star fade. We have raised £10k so far and hope to achieve all this and more in honour of our girl in 2019 and beyond.
Come and join the good times at the best little festival in the Westcountry – buy your tickets now!