The 7th LOUD WOMEN Fest will be held on 16 September 2023, at Rich Mix in London.

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. Previous festivals have received coverage in Kerrang! and NME, and from BBC 6Music and Radio X.

Applications for bands to play are open now, via the form below only. Please check out our previous lineups to get a feel for the kind of music we like, and then read the following before applying:

* Applications are welcome from alternative/punk/indiepop bands powered by women or non-binary artists.
* No all-cis-male bands thanks. 
* POC and queer artists are prioritised. Our festival is founded on the principles of intersectional feminism.
* DIY bands and artists are prioritised. No enquiries from booking agents thanks.
* Artists selected to play LOUD WOMEN Fest 2023 will receive support and promotion (press and radio) leading up to the festival. We like to work closely with bands who share our ethos of community and scene-building.
* The festival is a not-for-profit event, but all acts are paid, at a rate commensurate with DIY festivals of this kind (varies between £50 for solo artists, average £100 for bands, with slightly higher fees to be offered for headliners and non-UK bands). 
* Full backline will be provided, along with delicious vegan catering and use of a green room.
* The application window closes March 2023, but early applications will be given preference.

Still with us? Great! Get applying …

Keep in touch on our socials for other opportunities to get your voices heard.

In the meantime, a little reminder of just how amazing our previous Fests have been …

18 thoughts on “LOUD WOMEN FEST 2023

  1. I hit return to try and add a new paragraph to the description of my band and why we would be perfect for Loud Women and it submitted the form instead..i dont want to be annoying and apply twice…


  2. Hi. When do you think you’ll be deciding on the bands? I know it’s quite a long way off, but we’re trying to sort out our Autumn gig dates now, and we definitely want to save the date in case you include us!


  3. Hi, I just had the same issue when trying to add to our bio on the application page! Alteration would be a great addition to the line up as we are female-fronted and always love to represent that aspect of our band – we always say there aren’t enough women in rock! We have a punk edge to our music and can fit alongside any other rock bands as our style is pretty diverse. Plus it sounds amazing!


  4. May have accidentally submitted twice… Apologies if I have! The page crashed when I tried to complete the details of our genre etc.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: