Female-identifying artists, bands and mixed gender groups are being invited to apply for the programme launched by Festival Republic, with partners including PRS Foundation, Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Record of the Day.
'When I’m writing a song, the movement, performance, video and artwork are conceptualised and buzzing around my brain at the same time.' Says alt-pop artist Æ MAK.
Lazy Day, Tamzene, Maya Kally, The Van T’s and Magick Mountain are the latest acts to be chosen for the programme, which provides a step-up for female led bands and solo artists in live music.
‘I don’t think you get anywhere without quotas but this can’t be tokenistic,’ says Association of Independent Festival (AIF) general manager Paul Reed.
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