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LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 lineup announcement

We are proud to announce 12 more womxn-led bands on the LOUD WOMEN Fest 2021 line-up. Our message to 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:

  • ARXX
  • Breakup Haircut
  • Bugeye
  • ĠENN
  • Hagar the Womb
  • Honey Joy
  • I, Doris
  • Jelly Cleaver
  • Lilith Ai
  • MIRI
  • Pink Lemonade
  • 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.

Interview with Bang Bang Romeo’s Stars

LOUD WOMEN’s Cassie Fox caught up with BBR’s awesome frontwoman Stars (Anastasia Walker) on Zoom – here’s a transcript of the video if you’d rather read!

Stars: It’s actually called ‘LOUD WOMEN Fest’? That’s the best festival name I’ve ever heard in my life. And I’m buzzing! I’m buzzing for it! There just isn’t enough females on festival line-ups. There isn’t enough variation. And whether that’s down to not enough women being seen or inspired, either way there needs to be more of it, and it’s a pleasure to be part of something that is going towards the cause of getting women playing guitars and getting seen on stages. It’s like a massive inspiration hotpot. The amount of women I’ve spoken to who might be an amazing bedroom bass player or something like that, but have never gone on to play in a band. A lot of the reason is because, well, you don’t really go anywhere do you? You don’t really get on any line-ups. And I think this is another brilliant way of inspiring – oh no, actually you can! But we’ve got to fight together to get on those line-ups and to get seen. You want to be able to see yourself, in the future, being able to do that. And if there’s not enough representation on current, everyday line-ups, then how are we supposed to inspire the next generation of women to pick up drum sticks, microphones, write songs, etcetera.

Cassie: I think we’ve got a great opportunity now, with lockdown as well this year. Like, nothing happening. It’s almost like the slate’s been completed wiped clean. Maybe all the festivals could look at their line-ups next year and think ‘OK, well maybe we won’t just book Oasis or whatever to play everything!

Stars: When it comes to massive acts, it’s like – they were free this year, but then they might not be available next year. That’s also a great reason for festivals, and event organisers and promotion companies to be like ‘right OK, let’s look at the up-and-coming female acts’. It’s like we’ve almost got a second chance here. Anyone of you guys listening, we’re inspired, and we’re hungry, and we’re ready … and this festival is going to prove that. So listen!

BANG BANG ROMEO confirmed to headline LOUD WOMEN Fest 5

The fifth edition of LOUD WOMEN Fest will take place on 20 March 2021 at 229 The Venue in London. The volume will be turned up higher than ever at next year’s event with a boost from an Arts Council project grant.


BANG BANG ROMEO are set to headline LOUD WOMEN Fest 5, and LW’s founder Cassie Fox enthuses: 


“I am super-excited that Bang Bang Romeo are coming to play LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 – they are just explosive live, and Stars is such a driven and inspiring frontwoman, with a phenomenal voice. The perfect headliner for a festival celebrating female musical power!”


Bang Bang Romeo are a four-piece rock band from Doncaster/Sheffield way. In Summer 2019 they played a 24 date stadium tour with Pink across the UK & Europe, 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.


Earlybird tickets for LOUD WOMEN Fest are available now at a special price of £16. Over 20 more artists are set to be announced and the event will take place across two stages at 229.

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WATCH HERE FROM 6PM, 18TH JULY: BALCONY FESTIVAL #7 – RAISING MONEY FOR CARERS UK WITH SETS FROM VICENT BUGOZI, MOUSE, NERVOUS TWITCH, GRIS-DE-LIN

Donate to Carers UK using this link

Stage Times

6.00 – Dan O’Farrell – Quarantini Stage

6.30 – KJ & The Fox – GigSlutz Stage

6.45 – Gris-de-Lin – Sonic Tonic Stage

7.00 – David Woodcock – Joyzine Stage

7.20 – Katie Malco – God Is In The TV Stage

7.30 – Nervous Twitch – Reckless Yes Stage

7.50 – Mouse – LOUD WOMEN Stage

8.10 – Vincent Bugozi – Benumu Stage

Visit the festival bar and get 10% off your order with Signature Brew by using the code BALCONY10

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Online Stores + Webpages
Dan O’Farrell & The Difference Engine: Facebook
KJ & The Fox: Official Wesbite
Gris-de-Lin: Official Website
David Woodcock: Webstore
Katie Malco: Bandcamp
Nervous Twitch: Bandcamp
Mouse: Official Website
Vincent Bugozi: Official Website

Visit Our Co-Promoters

Joyzine
Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Reckless Yes
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

THE CHARITY:

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Carers UK is the leading national charity for unpaid carers in the UK, supporting those who are looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Research released recently during Carers Week, based on polling carried out by YouGov, found an estimated 4.5 million people have started providing unpaid care since the Coronavirus outbreak began. This is in addition to the estimated 9.1 million people already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total number of people estimated to be caring unpaid across the UK to 13.6 million – 26% of the UK adult population, that’s one in four of us. You can read the full Carers Week report here: https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/policy/policy-library/carers-week-2020-research-report

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on what so many do every day to care for friends and family and Carers UK has been there to support unpaid carers across the UK so no one has to care alone by:

– Providing information and support through our helpline services and help and advice on our website
– Connecting carers through our online community and our team of volunteers who reach and identify hidden carers in their local communities
– Campaigning together for lasting change. We use our research to highlight carers’ concerns, to ensure carers’ voices reach decision-makers at the highest level and that carers are recognised for the contribution they make to families and communities by local and national government
– Innovating to find new ways to reach and support carers. We created Jointly, a care coordination app which makes caring easier, less stressful and more organised

The support of Balcony Festival at this challenging time means so much to the carers we support across the UK. The impact of providing unpaid care on carers’ mental and physical health, employment, finances and relationships can be devastating even in normal times with one in eight carers reporting feeling lonely or isolated. Now with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating these pressures almost all of us will be helping an elderly relative, be concerned about vulnerable family members or looking after those who are unwell.

LOUD WOMEN Online: Maya Songbird, STONY SUGARSKULL, Pity Party, ME and Deboe + Loose Articles – Friday 10 July

Throughout the lockdown, LOUD WOMEN will be continuing our mission to get female voices heard, via whatever means is available!

Join us on the internet for a Friday night live streaming gig, featuring:

Maya Songbird from Oakland, CA
STONY SUGARSKULL from Berlin
Pity Party from Oakland, CA
ME and Deboe from NW England
Loose Articles from Manchester

Totally free, totally brilliant, and you can wear your cuddle-clothes.

Broadcasting from the LOUD WOMEN Facebook page – www.facebook.com/loudwomen – from 8pm UK time – Join us!

WATCH HERE: BALCONY FESTIVAL IN AID OF #SAVEOURVENUS FROM 1PM TODAY

Thank you for watching Balcony.  Please consider making a donation to The Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign by clicking here.  Find out more about the campaign and the excellent work that they are doing to keep more than 550 independent venues afloat during the lockdown on their website. Approximate Stage Times:

1pm HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION on The Louderthanwar Stage
1:15 Firestations on The Sonic Tonic Stage
1:45 Scrounge on The Joyzine Stage
2:00 Eilis Frawley on The LOUD WOMEN Stage
2:20 LE JUNK on The GigSlutz Stage
2:45 Clwb Fuzz on The God Is In The TV Stage
3:00 FALSE HEADS on The Benumu Stage

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Store Pages:

Hideous Wheel Invention: Facebook
Firestations: Official Website
Scrounge: Bandcamp
Eilis Frawley: Official Website
Le Junk: Official Website
Clwb Fuzz: Spotify
False Heads: Official Website

Visit our partner blogs & promoters:

Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

Balcony Festival 5

This Saturday 23 May sees the 5th Balcony Festival – this time in aid of The Music Venue Trust‘s #saveourvenues campaign. The show will be free to view via a number of established independent UK blogs who have collaborated to create this event – including right here, LOUD WOMEN! We’ve partnered up with the best damn venue in the UK for the event, the awesome Le Pub in Newport, and we’ve got an exclusive lockdown set from the amazing drummer Eilis Frawley this Saturday.

Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so.

Line Up:
FALSE HEADS on The Benumu Stage
Scrounge on The Joyzine Stage
Clwb Fuzz on The God Is In The TV Zine. Stage
Eilis Frawley on The LOUD WOMEN Stage
LE JUNK on The GigSlutz Stage
HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION on The Louderthanwar Stage
Firestations on The Sonic Tonic Stage
Hightown Pirates on The Zine UK Stage
+ Many more TBC

Presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh), the festival will include exclusive live performances by bands and artists selected by Joyzine, Louderthanwar, LOUD WOMEN, God Is In The TV Zine., GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic and Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar.

LOUD WOMEN Online: SIEL LIEN, Jess Kemp, Beth Munroe & Gold Baby – Friday 15 May from 8pm on Facebook live

Throughout the lockdown, LOUD WOMEN will be continuing our mission to get female voices heard, via whatever means is available!

Join us on the internet for a Friday night live streaming gig featuring:
SEIL LIEN
Jess Kemp Artist
Beth Munroe Music
Gold Baby – a solo set from Siân

Totally free, totally brilliant, and you can wear your cuddle-clothes.

Broadcasting from the LOUD WOMEN Facebook page – www.facebook.com/loudwomen – from 8pm – Join us!

BALCONY FESTIVAL: WATCH HERE FROM 1PM ON SATURDAY 9TH MAY

Thank you for watching Balcony.  Please consider making a donation to The Trussell Trust by clicking here.  Find out more about the charity and the excellent work that they do supporting foodbanks around the UK on their website. Approximate Stage Times:

12.45: Stream Goes Live
1.00: Lara Smiles on The GigSlutz Stage
1.25: Foundlings on The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
1.45: Rosehip Teahouse on The God Is In The TV Stage
2.15: Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business on The Joyzine Stage
2.35: Nuha Ruby Ra on The Louder Than War Stage
2.55: Hurtling on the LOUD WOMEN Stage
3.25: Foxpalmer on The Quarantini Stage
3.45: Keel Her on The Sonic Tonic Stage
4.05: The DSM IV on The Zine UK Stage
4.30: Berries on The Crocroland Stage
4.45: Nadia Sheikh on The Benumu Stage
5.10: End

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Store Pages:

Lara Smiles: Official Website
Foundlings: Bandcamp
Rosehip Teahouse: Bandcamp
Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business: Bandcamp
Nuha Ruby Ra: Official Website
Hurtling: Bandcamp
Foxpalmer: Bandcamp
Keel Her: Bandcamp
The DSM IV: Spotify
Berries: Spotify
Nadia Sheikh: Music Glue

Visit our partner blogs & promoters:

Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

BALCONY ONLINE FEST. #4 / SAT MAY 9 / 1-5PM

Balcony Online Festival Announces #4 
Raising funds for Trussell Trust
Saturday May 9, 1-5pm 

Following the success of the ongoing Balcony Festival series, we bring you the you Balcony Festival #4. Named in tribute to the Italian musicians who sang from their windows during the early days of lockdown. 
 
This week, May 9 announces the fresh wave of artists expect the beautiful dream-noise pop hue of Hurtling, to the electro industrial sounds of Lara Smiles, while Nadia Sheikh brings a splash of Spanish Indie rock of a quirky variety. Plus the infectious indie-pop sound of FoundlingsNuha Ruby Ra, Keel Her, Berries, DSM IV and more to be announced.
 
The festival has been set-up by a collaboration of online outlets and promoters to raise funds for various charities over lockdown and is the perfect antidote to lockdown, giving gig-goers an opportunity to discover the latest in up and coming music talent. The festival series which saw exclusive sessions recorded by artists in lockdown has so far raised more than £3,500 for NHS Charities Together, Musicians Against Homelessness and Refuge.
 
May 9 will see raising funds for The Trussell Trust, who support over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK providing emergency food and support to people who are locked into poverty, while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks. They provide emergency food to people in crisis and aim to bring together communities to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people into poverty, as they campaign for change.
 
Balcony Festival is presented by Louise Schofield and brought to you from an association of online magazines and promoters: Joyzine, Louder Than War, GIITTV, LOUD WOMEN, GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, The Bechedel Sound Test, Quarantini Virtual Bar.
 
The show will be free to view via this networked collaboration of online blogs who have teamed-up to bring you this online festival – streamed straight to your backyard. 
 
We kick-off with Lara Smiles at 1pm this Saturday, May 9th 

Line-Up – timings (TBC) 
Lara Smiles – Gigslutz Stage
Foundlings – The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
Rosehip Teahouse – God Is In The TV Stage
Jenny Moore (Charismatic Megafauna) – Joyzine Stage
Nuha Ruby Ra – Louder Than War Stage
Hurtling – Loud Women Stage
Foxpalmer – Quarantini Stage
Keel Her – Sonic Tonic Stage
The DSM IV – The Zine UK Stage
Berries – Crocroland Stage
Nadia Sheikh – Benumu Stage