Heel to toe to hair and hoof and it's head over heels and it's all but an ark-lark...


Since 2003, the fan community has organized CocteauFest, an unofficial, open-source celebration of Cocteau Twins music. CocteauFests have been held in Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Manchester, Berlin, and elsewhere.

CocteauFest events usually attract a few dozen fans who take over a venue (a bar or nightclub) for a night and listen to Cocteau Twins music and watch Cocteau Twins videos. Prior events have included live performances by local artists, t-shirts, giveaways, and more. There is a CocteauFest Facebook Group with a large following.

If you would like to organize a CocteauFest in your city—or anywhere—the only requirement is that you engage with the Cocteau Twins community online to collaborate in making arrangements and ensuring you can find an audience, as most fans live in or near major cities. There are no real rules—only that your event is curated with love in the spirit of friendship and a shared passion for the group’s musical legacy, and that it is open to everyone.