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Celebrating women in music at the Boudica Festival

In September, The Tin Music and Arts, in partnership with Bella Promotions, are launching Boudica Festival, a new annual music celebration which will highlight the disparities in the number of women working in the music industry.

Playing live at Boudica Festival will be Hejira, Yama Warashi, Carmody, Night Flowers, Low Chimes and Grace Lightman including a number of local musicians who will be announced in the lead up to the event.

With a female* focused line up, Boudica Festival (named after the warrior queen thought to have been defeated in battle just north of Coventry) will be a unique event that will give a platform to and celebrate the underrepresented talent of women in the music industry both on the stage and behind the scenes.

A long term aim, as well as having a stellar female line-up, is to form an all female events crew, using the expertise of female sound engineers, lighting technicians and stage managers.  As well as providing a platform, we want to highlight the opportunities available to women within the music industry other than performing.

Female and non binary artists have always been underrepresented in all aspects of the music industry. Just this month, Melvin Benn, Festival Republic’s Managing Director, opened a press conference talking about the low representation of women in the music industry. He is stated as saying low female representation is an industry wide problem and therefore his problem so he is keen to use his influence to do something.

Festival Republic later announced a new initiative called Rebalance, a new 3 year project, providing a step up for female led bands and solo artists. (

The inaugural event takes place on Saturday 23rd September in The Box at Fargo Village, Coventry and will also include DJs, street food, stalls and the opportunity to network within the creative community.

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