A new, local platform will give talented emerging female musicians a louder voice in the Newcastle entertainment industry.
Louannella and Vexel Creations have come together in moral synchronicity to create Girls Will Be Girls (GWBG).
The initiative will provide an opportunity for under-represented artists while simultaneously raising money for Got Your Back Sista.
The Novocastrians felt inspired, enraged and awakened into action following the powerful movement of the March for Women’s Justice.
“Laura (Louanella) and I joined forces after we attended the march,” Vexel Creations’ Monique said.
“We found ourselves asking ‘okay, what’s next?’
“How can we actively contribute to the change we wish to see?”
“In a mutual passion for women’s rights and live music, we decided there’s no better way than to host a festival highlighting exactly that,” Laura added.
“All proceeds will go directly to Got Your Back Sista.
“The incredible local charity offers benevolent relief and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and are at risk of living below the poverty line.
“They give a hand up for them to begin again and live independently.”
The inaugural GWBG will take place at The Rogue Scholar, in Union Street, on Saturday 29 May from 4pm until midnight.
“With a new muso every hour, the festival is genre diverse, local and of a high quality,” Monique said.
“We want to emphasise that this is a safe, encouraging and positive space for anyone 18 or older to attend.
“Tickets are selling fast.
“So, get in quick.”
Visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/girls-will-be-girls-tickets-151590117121 for tickets.
Alternatively, if you’d like more information or to donate to this benefit event, email [email protected]