Janine pops some poems between the bands on the Friday evening of this year's Loud Women fest.
The 6th LOUD WOMEN Fest will be held on 2+3 September 2022, at Amersham Arms in London. Bands announced so far …
Bugeye Charley Stone Chroma Currls
deux furieuses Deuxes Fräulein Gilan
Girlcrush (DNK) Hotwax I, Doris Killdren
Lambrini Girls Lilith Ai Muff Pink Suits
Queen Cult Rabies Babies Snoozers & more TBA
We are also partnering up with some key feminist organisers and activists, including:
- Level Up – led by Janey Starling (who just scooped a Kerrang! Grassroots award), running bystander intervention training and campaigning on behalf of pregnant women in prisons
- Safe Gigs for Women – a team of volunteers creating a safer environment for women at gigs and festivals
- Girls Against – a nonprofit organisation standing up against sexual assault and misogyny in the live music scene
- Alliance 4 Choice – a Northern Ireland abortion support campaign group
“LOUD WOMEN has always campaigned for better representation of women in the music industry – it’s all about building a strong platform and passing the mic to those who most need their voices amplified. There’s strength in numbers, so this year we’re using that platform also to amplify the voices of our sisters campaigning on important topics which are relevant to our audiences – e.g. access to abortion healthcare, keeping gigs safe from sexual assault, and protecting ourselves, our sisters (and not just our cisters) from state violence.”LW’S FOUNDER CASSIE FOX
The festival has grown year on year, to become the largest female-led festival in the UK, attracting performers and attendees from around the world, and securing LOUD WOMEN’s position as the leading international showcase for female and non-binary alternative bands and artists in the grassroots/DIY music scene. Check out coverage of LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 in Kerrang! and NME.