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International Women's Day/Week Gig Guide

27 Feb 2018

The Victorian music industry is really getting behind International Women's Day (March 8) this year, and we're thrilled to be able to present a list of all the great music events happening in support and solidarity. These gigs are happening both in the lead up and on the day.

If you're hosting an IWD music event in Victoria, please email us the link and we'll add it to the gig guide if it's not on here already. 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY VIC GIG GUIDE

MARCH 1 - APRIL 5
Australian Music Vault presents OPERATOR

A 6-week creative learning course for women, trans and GNC individuals, focusing on Electronic Music Production using Ableton Live.

TIX: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2018/the-channel/operator

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MARCH 1 - MARCH 14
Women Up Front at The Retreat!
The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick

A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with strictly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/205820649998722/

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THURS MARCH 1
Stories of Australian Music - Australian Music Vault
The first Australian Music Vault public talk (1 March) will focus on the gender imbalance in the music industry. The Australian music industry recognises the need for active, positive work to be undertaken in the area of gender diversity in the industry.
Panellists include artists Grace Kindellan (Wet Lips) and Mohini Hillyer (HABITS), Dr Catherine Strong (RMIT) and Tracee Hutchinson (Music Victoria’s Women’s Advisory Panel) and the discussion will be facilitated by author and journalist Jenny Valentish.

TIX: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2018/the-channel/amv-stories-of-australian-music

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FRI MARCH 2
MOTH International Women's Day Show
Southern Peninsula Arts Centre
6:30-10:30PM

MOTH returns to the community theatre at Rosebud to celebrate women in music with an array of female talent.

Live Performances by:
Rebecca Barnard
Xani
Kerryn Fields
Ling Marra
Girl on the Hill
plus special guests.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321736615002561/

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MON MARCH 5
Songwriter Speaks: Ella Hooper and Mojo Juju - Brunswick Mechanics Institute - SOLD OUT
6.30-8PM
In partnership with the Brunswick Music Festival and Music Victoria, and in honour of International Woman’s Day, singer-songwriter-performers Ella Hooper Official and Mojo Juju will be discussing what it takes to write music that inspires, connects and endures.

TIX: https://brunswick-premier.eventfinda.com.au/2018/apra-amcos-presents-songwriter-speaks/melbourne/brunswick/tickets

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THURS MARCH 8

Fang It! Live for International Women's Day - PBS 106.7FM Melbourne
5pm-7pm

Camp Cope
Hospital Pass
Adalita
Lazertits

EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/129405901210272/

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THURS MARCH 8

International Women and Gender Diverse Day at The GasoGasometer Hotel, Collingwood
7pm-11pm

Shrimpwitch
Laura Imbruglia & Band
Porpoise Spit
Shit Bitch
Sweet Whirl
with more TBA

A night in support of Minus18

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414175202345707/

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THURS MARCH 8

IWD at The Yarra // Kickass femme fronted lineup
Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford

Kill the Darling
Lizard Queen (Acoustic)
Yukumbabe
Barefoot Bowls Club

All profits going to the much-deserving YWCA!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021511831405155/

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THURS MARCH 8

IWD at The Old Bar - women in beer tap takeover.
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
7pm-3am
A tap takeover to showcase women in the Brewing industry.

Live performances by:
Broads
Hana & Jessie-Lee - with special guest Kat Mear
Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1172686939533698/

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THURS MARCH 8

International Women's Day // Celebrating Women in Music
The Curtin, Carlton
7.30-midnight
Miss Blanks
Rainbow Chan
SIMONA
Magnets

DJ sets by MzRizk (DJ), Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch), Shimmy Barnes and Beth AQ, with spoken word by Jazz Giuliani.

Profits from this event will be donated to Girls Rock Melbourne.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678238248903022/

 

 


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