FEMMESTIVAL is an all-female music festival where all are welcome!Although only women can take the stage at a FEMMESTIVAL, anyone and everyone is encouraged to attend our events, and celebrate the women making waves in London’s music scene.
OUR 2023 FESTIVAL WAS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
Tickets to our second FEMMESTIVAL showcase are now on sale via DICE! We can't wait to see you at Servant Jazz Quarters on the 2nd April for another lineup of unforgettable female talent.Please bear in mind that the venue policy is strictly 18+, so you may need ID to enter the venue upon your arrival. The venue can also only be accessed via a flight of stairs.Find all updates about the showcase and other events on our Instagram @femmestival.uk!
In true FEMMESTIVAL fashion, our second showcase of 2024 will be another one to remember! We'll be kicking the Spring season into full swing with a fantastic all-female lineup, plus exclusive copies of the STRAND Magazine's Women's History Month print edition, which all of our attendees will get their hands on for free.Check out the full lineup for our showcase at Servant Jazz Quarters below:
2 APRIL AT SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS
SHOWCASE IN ASSOCIATION WITH STRAND MAGAZINE
To contact the FEMMESTIVAL team, feel free to get in touch by emailing email@example.com. You can also find us on Instagram at @femmestival.uk.To apply to play at one of our future events, please fill in our performer application form here.Those who would like to collaborate with or sponsor us are also welcome to email us; we also have a sponsorship deck we can provide you with upon request. FEMMESTIVAL operates on a very small budget, and wouldn't have been possible to launch at all without the generosity of our sponsors, so every contribution helps us achieve our goal: continuing to create opportunities and positive, communal spaces for women in the UK's music industry, for as long as we can.
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Featuring six groundbreaking female artists, and four amazing DJs who were on the decks all day, the inaugural FEMMESTIVAL was one to remember. Find our full lineup for 2023 below!
A YOUTH MUSIC NEXTGEN FUNDED FESTIVAL
FEMMESTIVAL is an all-female music festival which seeks to close the gap women often face in the live music sector, by showcasing the women making waves in London's local music scene. 2023 marked the festival's inaugural year, and hopefully the first of many. The project has been backed by the National Foundation For Youth Music, whose NextGen Fund is made possible thanks to support from their funding partners: players of People's Postcode Lottery, TikTok, and Dr. Martens Foundation.
❝FEMMESTIVAL is an acknowledgement of the gender imbalance which continues to be upheld within the music industry, and an effort to provide the opportunities for visibility, representation and career progression for female and non-binary artists, which they continue to miss out on.Secondly, it’s crucial not to take the intention of the festival out of context, or decenter it from what it is fundamentally about: this being women in the music industry. FEMMESTIVAL is not at all about excluding men — it’s about uplifting and celebrating women. It’s as straightforward as that.❞
❝As the festival debuts next week, it stands as a symbol for something new and a reminder that there’s a lot more that needs to be done. FEMMESTIVAL is a reaction to the tokenistic lip-service of the current state of inclusivity and equality in the music industry. It is a community in action, a manifestation of the change larger record labels and festivals need to internalise, and most importantly it is a space women can inhabit to express themselves, as they please.❞
❝SM: How do you feel about performing at FEMMESTIVAL, an all-female festival, very soon?CDK: Super excited! [...] I think it’s refreshing and very empowering to have an all female lineup. [...] I think it’s a great idea, and it's been long-awaited. And I think it’s a great step forward in the future of the music industry.❞
❝The panellists discussed why and how we should “Take Note” of more grassroots projects and people across the country. [...] [FEMMESTIVAL’s founder] noted the current lack of mentorship within the music industry, and the need to nurture people from marginalised or less represented groups and help them to navigate it: “Being able to talk to someone, have them share their journey and have them tell me what I can do with mine is so important. I think it’s a step that as an industry we can take more”.❞
❝I think it would be great to see people treating the music industry as more of a community and less of a competition. It’s always nice to see when local music promoters and professionals find ways to collaborate, and this kind of cross-pollination especially thrives on a grassroots level — although there’s definitely also potential for it to work well on a larger scale.❞
❝[FEMMESTIVAL's] entire lineup is female[, and all] of our volunteers and photographers for this year are also female or non-binary. In the context of the BBC’s recent statistic that only 13% of festival headliners in 2022 were women, it’s an initiative which seems more necessary than ever. [...] It’s an event which has London’s local community at its heart, and it’s a celebration of the women who make up that community: whether they’re onstage, behind the scenes, or in the audience.❞
❝I was really excited to see the announcement of FEMMESTIVAL, as there has been a lot of big talk in recent years about addressing the gender imbalance on festival lineups and beyond. And yet, few events are truly succeeding, with all the excuses in the book being made for not taking big enough steps forward. Seeing an all-female lineup for a festival is tangible proof that it can be done. [...] Let's hope it makes a big impression on the industry.❞
❝[FEMMESTIVAL is] about having women feel like the space is designed for them, and that everyone else around them is part of the same community — and having everyone of all genders appreciate, share in, and celebrate that.❞
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