Bang Bang Romeo to headline Loud Women Fest’s 2021 return

The festival aims to provide an alternative to the male-dominated mainstream festival bills.

Bang Bang Romeo

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Loud Women Fest has been confirmed to return for 2021 for its fifth edition, and the first lineup announcement confirms that alt-rock band Bang Bang Romeo will headline the single-day event.

The festival will take place at Great Portland Street’s 229 London on 20 March, 2021. It was started in direct response to the gender imbalance on major festival line-ups. The subject has recently made headlines, as Reading & Leeds doubled its number of headliners for 2021 – but, as it has been for the majority of the festival’s lineups, no women are featured at the top of the bill.

Organiser Cassie Fox said of the Loud Women Fest announcement: “It’s depressing but unsurprising to see that yet again that festivals like Reading & Leeds are set to wheel out the same old man bands. Loud Women fest will be the antidote to this sausage fest – showcasing rising female stars, and giving women and non-binary artists the chance to shine.

“There’s a wealth of non-male talent out there, and Loud Women Fest supports these artists at grassroots level up, so that they might hopefully break through the glass ceiling of the music scene.

“My message to Reading & Leeds, and all other festivals who insist on booking unequal lineups: your future headliners are right here!”

Find out more and grab a ticket here. The fest’s lineup so far is below, with more to be announced.

Breakup Haircut
Hagar the Womb
Honey Joy
I, Doris
Jelly Cleaver
Lilith Ai
Pink Lemonade
The Empty Page
Bang Bang Romeo

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