In just two months, FemFest will be celebrating its fourth edition with an exciting line-up of women-led bands based in Brighton, but coming from all across Europe. Ran by the FemFriday Collective, the festival takes place annually on 8th March to coincide with International Women's Day and aims at showcasing the work of independent women in music as well as raising awareness and funds for local charities, such as Rise, Sisters Uncut and Brighton Women's Center.
This year, with the Brexit deadline happening just weeks after the festival, the focus is on safeguarding the rights of EU citizens in the UK and calling for a fair policy regarding the free movement of touring musicians across the Union - a crucial point for indie bands, who often rely on touring yet cannot afford costly visas and heavy procedures due to their small budget and a general lack of funding and support in the industry. FemFest champions equal gender representation as well as cultural diversity through a wonderful selection of acts, from solos and duos to full bands, from folk and soul to rock, experimental music and electro-pop, on 8th March 2019 starting at 5pm until 2am at the Latest Music Bar.
Head to the event's Facebook page for more information and regular updates about the line-up, with a new band being introduced every week in a short paragraph with a video and audio link. You can also check out the bands on FemFriday's SoundCloud, where a song from each performer has been shared. Last but not least, get your tickets today for just £6 via SeeTickets - it will be more on the door!