LOUD WOMEN FEST 5
Announce further acts for their all-womxn-led line-up
The antidote to male-heavy festival line-ups
set to take place at 229 London on 20 March 2021
With more artists over two stages to be announced
In the wake of some rather gender-imbalanced festival line-up announcements, LOUD WOMEN Fest is proud to announce 12 more womxn-led bands on its 2021 line-up.
Says organiser Cassie Fox: “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 new additions to the LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 line-up are:
Hagar the Womb
The Empty Page
BANG BANG ROMEO are set to headline the event, having played a 24 date stadium tour with Pink across the UK & Europe in 2019, as well as selling out their own UK headliners last year. They also collaborated with DJ/Producer Example on their single ‘Love Yourself’. The band’s debut album is out now and reached number 4 in the iTunes chart.
Advanced tickets for LOUD WOMEN Fest are available for £18. Over seven more artists are set to be announced and the event will take place across two stages at 229 on 20 March 2021.
Previous incarnations of the Fest, which started in 2015, have showcased the most exciting newcomers on the DIY, punk and indie scene, such as Vodun, Grace Petrie, Desperate Journalist, Hands Off Gretel, Petrol Girls, Pleasure Venom & The Menstrual Cramps. Building quite a following over the years, LOUD WOMEN received over 500 applications from all over the world from artists wanting to play the forthcoming Fest. 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.