Women’s Work 2018 Announced


Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre has announced details for its third annual Women’s Work.

Launching in acknowledgement of the centenary year of the Representation of The People Act 1918, organisers of the festival said that the artwork – which is designed 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.

Established with the aim to celebrate and highlight the contribution that women make to music, the festival launched in 2016, and boasted a schedule including Annie Nightingale and Jessica Hopper.

Organisers added, “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’s festival will run from June 5–10. Programme details will follow in the coming weeks.


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