Ladyfest MCR 2016 is upon us and we have a full programme of events coming…. watch this space!
Ladyfest MCR is back for 2016 with an expanded lineup; more music, more workshops, more bands, more art, more dates, more venues, same basic premise: An inclusive festival of music, art and ideas furthering Manchester’s proud history of talented, creative and radical women in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The main musical event will feature 15 acts over two Northern Quarter venues, Gullivers and The Castle, from 5pm – Midnight.
From Brooklyn, New York, we are thrilled to present the incredibleHoneychild Coleman AKA Sugarfreebk. Honorary member of The Slits, subject of the Afropunk documentary, contributor to the soundtrack of Pariah 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.
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.
Thee Jezebels will be bringing us their fuzzed-up, raucous rock n roll and playing it LOUD.
Fresh from their European tour, Manchester trio Mr Heart will be joining us us with their blistering post-punk chaos.
JUNK. from York will be adding a dose of their infectious trashy indie pop to the lineup.
And last but by no means least we are thrilled to present a special intimate performance featuring the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Elena Cau.
More lineup announcements will be made soon, and tickets will go on sale later in the week. We look forward to seeing you in October!