The Oh Yeah Music Centre has revealed the programme illustration and dates for Women’s Work 2018. The festival, which is confidently entering its third term, is doing so in acknowledgement of the centenary year of the Representation of The People Act 1918.
The artwork which is by Belfast based illustrator Fiona McDonnell incorporates the colours and tone of what became a milestone event in the in the fight for democratic equality, which is still being fought today around the world in different forms.
Women’s Work was established to celebrate and highlight the contribution that women make to music. Inspired by a growing global movement across the music industry towards a more even playing field the festival aims to celebrate diversity and inspire a sense of confidence in female talent from Northern Ireland.
The festival is open to all genders and includes showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and exhibitions. The programme incorporates grassroots, emerging and established talent and includes regional, national and international guests. To date the festival has showcased over 120 performances and welcomed over 60 guest speakers and industry.
This year will run June 5th – 10th inclusive and programme details will follow in the coming weeks.
For more info and updates go to www.ohyeahbelfast.com
As part of our Women in Music week, festival founder Charlotte Dryden curated a playlist of some of Northern Ireland’s best female musicians from current to classic, including more than a few artists that have played the previous festivals, and no doubt a few from this year’s line-up.
Follow the rest of our Women in Music week posts here.