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Numbers double for Swingathon event returning to Lincolnshire this summer





Numbers have doubled for an event for swingers that returns to the county this summer.

Swingathon, alongside an additional FetFest this year, returns to Lincolnshire from July 18 until July 21, with 1,000 people attending, compared to 500 last year when it was held in Allington, near Grantham.

Last year’s event also faced obstacles in the days leading up to it as objections were raised in a South Kesteven District Council licensing committee meeting on whether a temporary events notice (TEN) should be granted.

Red Ammunition events are organisers of the Swingathon and FetFest in Lincolnshire.
Red Ammunition events are organisers of the Swingathon and FetFest in Lincolnshire.

However, organiser Matthew Cole said SKDC are being more supportive of this year’s event, compared to last year’s “battle”.

He said: “It’s nice to have their [SKDC] support this year.

“Last year we had to go through a headache from start to finish, but this year is totally different and they are working so much better with us.

Swingathon organisers Matthew Cole (left) and Kerry Voellner (right) in 2023.
Swingathon organisers Matthew Cole (left) and Kerry Voellner (right) in 2023.

“They are giving us advice on how we can do better, so to have them more on board this year is great.

“I think they have realised we are not going anywhere. We have put a lot of work into the event and a lot of time into it.”

The three-day event will see a number of bands performing, alongside DJs, dancers and comedy acts. Other entertainment will include butt plug bingo and karaoke.

The additional FetFest festival also opens the event up to people with fetishes.

Kerry Voellner, another organiser behind the event, previously told LincsOnline that this year’s event was “bigger, better and bolder” and it is a “normal festival for people with alternative lifestyles”.

Plans are already underway for next year’s event, which is expected to expand to 3,000 people.

Matthew added: “It’s a 12 month plan that goes into this.

“There is a lot of planning going on in the background. We have sold more tickets than ever and having the council on side as well, it could not be going any better than I wanted.”

The location of the Swingathon is not revealed until 24 hours before it starts for the safety of those attending.



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