Boudica Festival returns to highlight the lack of women in music by celebrating new, creative talent
Low female representation within the music industry is an on-going issue that must change and Coventry’s Boudica Festival aims to raise awareness of the problem by celebrating inspiring and innovative women in music. Returning for it’s second year, Boudica Festival is named after the warrior queen who is thought to have been defeated in battle, north of Coventry and will feature a stellar line-up of rising acts, film screenings and exhibitions.
The two day festival, which will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, will champion performers across a wide-variety of genres. Saturday evening looks especially exciting as The Savages Fay Milton and Ayşe Hassan will bring proceedings to a close with a special DJ set featuring their favourite female-led tracks.
One of the festivals long-term aims is to form an all female events crew, using the expertise of female sound engineers, lighting technicians and stage managers. As well as providing a platform, they aim to highlight the opportunities available to women within the music industry other than just performing on-stage. Boudica Festival is set to shine a light on female creativity and provide huge exposure that will surely challenge industry stereotypes and the wider issue of women in music.
Image credits in order of appearance: 1. Lets’ Eat Grandma by Carlotte Patmore. 2. Mich Cota by Sadie Mallon. 3. Nova Twins (Unknown). 4. Queen Zee (Unknown). 5. Spill Gold by Annelies Verhelst.