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Festival celebrating women in the music industry

News: 26th March 2013 by Louise Dodgson under Live, Music Training & Careers

Man Down Festival will be hosting their first music festival happening this April in Birmingham. The festival will be a celebration of women in the music industry with a combination of guest speakers, performances and documentaries. 
 
Working in conjunction with International Women In Music Day, Man Down Festival hope to demonstrate what female professionals are capable of and to show that women are just as good (if not better!) than the men in the industry.
 
The festival will consist of a Q&A session with a variety of industry females including Sammy Whyte, owner of The Flapper and Geri Minelli, founder of International Women In Music Day. 
 
This will then be followed up on the second date by an all-day music festival with five acts already been announced;
 
We Caught The Castle, a hard pop/ punk band based in Reading
Under The Influence, a rap/metal/rock band from London
Sister Shotgun, a metal/ rock band based in the West Midlands
Melissa Hollick, an acoustic singer songwriter from Solihull, Birmingham
Rose Redd, a singer songwriter from the West Midlands
 
The all-day music festival will also feature documentaries on or by women. One documentary already confirmed is ‘Don’t Need You’ Produced by Urban Cowgirl Productions, a film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Girrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s. 
 
The public (male and female) are invited to the events to actively discuss the role of women in the music industry and to see first-hand what women can do!
 
 
When and Where
Man Down Festival Q&A
Thursday 4th April, 2013 from 6:30pm
 
Man Down Festival
Sunday 14th April, 2013 from 2:30pm, curfew being 10:45pm
 
The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Kingston Row, Birmingham, B1 2NU

Admission
Man Down Festival Q&A 
Over 18 only
Entry Price: Free, email [email protected] to reserve your space.
 
Man Down Festival
Over 18 only.
Entry Price: £5,
Man Down Festival are offering an early bird ticket, for just £4! Offer ends 31st March 2013.
 
 
About the Company
Man Down Festival was brought about through the frustrations of a group of young women at the current state of the music industry and the lack of support and belief there is in female workers. It has long been a dream of theirs to change this, and by carrying out Man Down Festival they hope to demonstrate what female workers are capable of and to show that they’re just as good (if not better!) than the men in the industry.

Related Links

http://www.mandownfestival.co.uk/


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