One of the biggest burlesque festivals around, featuring over 100 performers showcasing their acts over 17 days
One sector of the economy still shows no sign of wilting: burlesque keeps on booming. This weekend sees the start of the ninth London Burlesque Festival, featuring over 100 artists showcasing all kinds of neo-burlesque performance, strip-tease and other sexy endeavours.
Lasting 17 days, it's a huge affair and attracts both performers and fans from around the globe. Founded by Chaz Royal, attendees can see tonhs of popular shows, such as the opening and closing galas, showcases of UK and international talent, and nights dedicated to ‘boylesque’ (male burlesque) and twisted cabaret turns.