LOUD WOMEN Fest has added 12 more womxn-led bands for its 2021 line-up, as the perfect antidote to the gender-imbalanced bills we’re used to at bigger festivals.

Organiser Cassie Fox said: “It’s depressing but unsurprising to see that yet again that festivals like Reading and 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.

Breakup Haircut are among the 12 bands added to the LOUD WOMEN Fest line-up.

“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 and Leeds, and all other festivals who insist on booking unequal line-ups: your future headliners are right here!”

The new additions to the LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 line-up are: ARXX, Breakup Haircut, Bugeye, ĠENN, Hagar the Womb,Honey Joy, I, Doris,Jelly Cleaver, Lilith Ai, MIRI, Pink Lemonade and The Empty Page

Bang Bang Romeo have already been unveiled as the headliners for the event. They played a 24-date stadium tour with Pink across the UK and Europe in 2019, as well as selling out their own UK headline gigs.

Bang Bang Romeo will headline LOUD WOMEN Fest 2021..

They also collaborated with DJ/Producer Example on their single Love Yourself. Their debut album is out now and reached No. 4 in the iTunes chart.

Advance tickets for LOUD WOMEN Fest, which will take place over two stages at 229 The Venue, London, on 20 March 2021, are £18. Several more artists are yet to be announced.

Previous incarnations of the Fest, which started in 2015, have showcased some of 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 and The Menstrual Cramps.

Petrol Girls are one of the best hardcore feminist bands around.

The organisers received more than 500 applications from all over the world from artists wanting to play the forthcoming Fest.

Gary Welford
ipamusic.co.uk owner