Loud Women Fest has announced a string of new artists to address the gender-imbalance amongst festival line-ups. Loud Women Fest 5 is set to take place on 20 March 2021 at 229 London.
Speaking about the the gender imbalance at festivals, organiser of Loud Women Fest Cassie Fox explained, “It’s depressing but unsurprising to see that yet again that festivals like Reading & Leeds are set to wheel out the same old man bands. LOUD WOMEN Fest will be the antidote to this sausage fest – showcasing rising female stars, and giving women and non-binary artists the chance to shine. There’s a wealth of non-male talent out there, and LOUD WOMEN Fest supports these artists at grassroots level up, so that they might hopefully break through the glass ceiling of the music scene. My message to Reading & Leeds, and all other festivals who insist on booking unequal lineups: your future headliners are right here!”
The event, featuring more than 20 bands across two stages, will be headlined by Bang Bang Romeo.
Organisers have announced 12 new additions to the line-up:
Hagar the Womb
The Empty Page
In its five years to date, LOUD WOMEN as an organisation has grown through word-of-mouth to become a thriving global community, with new chapters springing up in the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland, and an influential new music blog. In London alone, LOUD WOMEN has hosted over 100 gigs, showcasing over 300 artists.
Loud Women Fest has previous featured acts including Petrol Girls, Hands Off Gretel, Vodun and Grace Petrie.
When does Loud Women Fest 5 take place?
Loud Women Fest 5 takes place on 20 March 2021 at 229 in London. Advanced tickets are available for £18 via Eventbrite.
Author: Mark Kelly
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