Showcasing 2016’s best female post-punk, indie pop, rock’n’roll and electronic music from Manchester and beyond.
The Ladyfest MCR 2016 Saturday main event will feature acts over two of the Northern Quarter’s best loved venues, showcasing some of 2016’s best female fronted post-punk, indie pop, rock n roll and electronic acts from Manchester and beyond.
Gullivers and The Castle, from 5pm – Midnight.
Honeychild Coleman AKA Sugarfreebk:
From Brooklyn, New York, we are thrilled to present the incredibleHoneychild Coleman AKA Sugarfreebk. Honorary member of The Slits and founder of Sista Grrl’s Riot, an alternative to Riot Grrl founded by black women in New York in the 90s, Honeychild will be bringing her genre-busting electronic punk show to Manchester.
“Evoking images of Kate Bush and Sarah Vaughan battling it out in a mosh pit”(Teresa Wilkes,The Washingon Post), Brooklyn via Kentucky native, Honeychild Coleman (Apollo Heights, Death Comet Crew, Badawi, DJ Olive,and a brief stint in The Slits) plays beats, loops,layered electric guitar and sings. A subject of documentaries “Afropunk” (USA), “Firelies” & “Getting My Name Up There” (AUSTRIA), Coleman has also composed for Sundance award winning film “Pariah”, and upcoming animated feature “PoNY” (USA).
Bereket Window – Invisiblegirl Records (UK)
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Local favourites LIINES will be rejoining us after absolutely blowing everyone away at our first show at the Klondyke Club last year. The girls have gone from strength to strength in the last year, and their powerful post-punk has won them ‘Ones to Watch’ recommendations from the likes of Gigslutz and Radio X, as well as gaining them a slot on the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent longlist. See them before they go stratospheric.
Poppycock are a collective of musicians and artists from Manchester. The Poppycock band was formed in September 2012. Their first gig was at the beautiful but dilapidated Hippodrome theatre in Hulme. Una (band member) had worked with 2 halves of the band separately, so the gig was actually the first time they’d all played together. A baptism of fire!
Manchester-based experimental queer duo with a huge amount of experience who combine the sound of the hurdy-gurdy with electronics, keyboards, samples, whistle, vocals and politically charged lyrics. TAngerinecAT was formed in Kyiv in 2008, since then they have released 4 LPs and 2 EPs, performed on big and small stages in UK, Ukraine and Russia and have carefully honed their own unique style.
‘A perfectly formed, abrasive but melodic alternative pop machine. Sort of Throwing Muses with a bit of Northern English bite.’ – Cath Aubergine for Manchester Music.
Fresh from their European tour, Manchester trio Mr Heart will be joining us us with their blistering post-punk chaos.
“JUNK. create short and sweet, jangly lo-fi rackets; infectious, lovable tunes that ultimately don’t take themselves too seriously.”
– DIY magazine
JUNK. are a two-piece indie-pop band from the UK. They have two releases out on Leeds-based cassette label Chud Records, with new material due out later this year. Their make trashy pop songs and are known for the loud and playful live shows.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/junkyork/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JunkBandYork
Instagram – @junkbandyorkJesus and his Judgemental Father:
‘Sounds like the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack, but way more queer’. Leeds’ JAHJF have returned from their US tour excited to play brand new tracks from their upcoming album!Elena Cau:
We are thrilled to present a special intimate performance featuring the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Elena Cau, singer/songwriter from Manchester who uses guitar looping and vocals to make dark, dream like noises.
www.soundcloud.com/elenacauThee Dagger Debs
Thee Dagger Debs will be bringing us their fuzzed-up, raucous rock n roll and playing it LOUD.LadyfestMCR is part of the wonderful Spirit of Manchester #SpiritofMcr16FestivalSounds between the bands will come from Ladyfest MCR resident DJ Carly VandellaPLEASE BEAR IN MIND THIS EVENT SOLD OUT BEFORE THE EVENT LAST YEAR AND WE ANTICIPATE THE SAME AGAIN. Please get your ticket early to avoid disappointment this year!