Women’s Work, an initiative of the Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast now in its third year have announced their programme for this years festival taking place in Belfast from June 5th – 10th.
The festival which aims to highlights the important contribution that women make to music will take place across six days and will include showcases, gigs, panels, talks and exhibitions.
Performers at this year’s showcase include:
- Bad Bones
- Hiva Oa
- Pillow Queens
- Strange New Places
- Gaze is Ghost
- Sister Ghost
- Charlotte Hatherlye
There will also be a special performance by Brigid Mae Power.
What’s The Score
A workshop with Charlotte Hatherley (Ash, Bat For Lashes, KT Tunstall, Bryan Ferry)
Soundtrack of Our Lives
Five of Northern Ireland’s prominent female politicians in conversation about music and BBC’s Marie-Louise Muir, Naomi Long, Claire Hanna, Carál Ní Chuilín, Clare Bailey and Paula Bradley.
Suffragette for Sound
Julie McLarnon (Analogue Catalogue) and guest Caro C will lead a unique workshop that incorporates electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (creator of original Dr Who theme).
Panel discussions and workshops with Olga Fitzroy (producer Coldplay), Emma Edgar (Tour Manager, Placebo, Everything Everything, Wolf Alice), Claire Southwick (Primitive Management), Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact), Susan Breen (Film Producer, Requiem – BBC and Netflix).
Plus many more events. For full programme visit Womensworkni.co.uk.
“Women’s Work festival is making an important contribution to the overall celebration of Belfast as a great music city. We exceed expectation due to the sheer amount of successful artists that come from our city and from the region. Singers such as Ruby Murray, who still holds the record for the most number of singles in the UK Top 20 at the same time, to the more modern and diverse artists like Kaz Hawkins, Roe, Soak and Ursula Burns show we have a wealth of female talent to share.” – The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister on the festival.