2019 is all about UK music festivals mixing issues up. And that may be something from including in a wellness providing to being hosted in sudden areas.
And one music pageant that undoubtedly matches into this mould is the HearHer Competition.
Going down from 11-13 October 2019 this pioneering pageant for ladies in music isthe solely UK pageant to boast a 100 per cent feminine invoice and might be headlined by Manchester synth-pop star SHURA and Derry-born indie-folk prodigy SOAK.
Brit-Award profitable singer-songwriter KT Tunstall might be curating Friday night time on the occasion and appearing as DJ, joined by X Issue and Eurovision singer Saara Aalto.
Different confirmed acts embody YouTube star turned cross-over indie artist Hannah Trigwell and Sheffield-based band Bang Bang Romeo – with lead singer Anastacia dazzling with an awe-inspiring vocal vary – who’ll be part of the pageant contemporary from supporting P!nk on her European stadium tour.
Cat Burns, LANTA, Heaps Holloway, Toya Delazy, Kal Lavelle, LAKY, The Coaltown Daisies, Charlotte Carpenter, Katey Brooks and Xylaroo may even be lighting up the stage on the pageant.
And if all that wasn’t sufficient the pageant might be set in acres of gorgeous Dorset (opens in new tab) woodland near miles of wonderful sandy seashores. The right excuse for a mini-break anybody?
The vary of lodging choices on provide embody the whole lot from tenting to a spread of fashionable lodges at Dorset’s Sandford Vacation Park.
Co-founded and produced by singer-songwriter and actor Heather Peace – who’ll additionally carry out on the finish of this groundbreaking weekend – the pageant goals to ‘promote feminine empowerment and diminish inequality and discrimination within the music business’. The HearHer firm can also be seeking to assist feminine artists with bursaries in direction of report manufacturing prices.
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Curator and Competition Ambassador KT Tunstall stated, “I’m extremely proud to be a founding supporter of the HearHer Competition. It is a gigantic problem to launch a brand new music pageant, and with solely roughly 19% of pageant acts having a feminine member, vastly tougher to take action with an all-female line up. By being a curator at this 12 months’s pageant, I’m thrilled to have the ability to play my half in working in direction of gender equality on pageant line-ups.”
Co-founder Heather Peace provides, “Being the co-founder and creative director of the HearHer is likely one of the issues I’m professionally most pleased with. We’ve created a pageant that nurtures new expertise alongside established, sensible feminine artists and feminine led bands. It’s time the main festivals realised that the gender imbalance simply isn’t ok.
“There are sensible girls making music all around the world and never being heard. At HearHer, I consider we’ve got created an inclusive environment the place everybody can really feel secure to get pleasure from themselves and get together. I would like HearHer be a spot the place girls help girls of their careers, in entrance of and behind the scenes. Once we all work collectively, with the help of our brothers too, we are able to actually make a distinction for women and girls.”