Ladyfest is an amazing thing. It's basically a forum for promoting women's position to creative arts (have you ever noticed how male-dominated most festival line-ups are?), but irrespective of motive they always manage to have loads of absolutely brilliant bands and artists. We made programmes about:
Ladyfest Cardiff 2006
In our special programme we've got live recordings of music from the fest (Candy Panic Attack, Bela Emerson, The Buzz, Akrasi, and Manic Cough) as well as poetry from Penny Broadhurst, zine reviews, CDs, and more.
or listen to complete live sets from:
...or catch the radio stream (particularly handy if you don't have broadband)
Links to the bands we talked about/played:
Photos © Nathalie Talandier / Ladyfest
Ladyfest Brighton 2005
20th-23rd October 2005
We went to the Ladyfest Brighton festival and it was great. Our special report on some of what went on at this excellent gathering of creative and independent people includes music from some of the best bands we saw (Con Mun Gos, Smartypants, Theoretical Girl, and Fake Valerie Action), plus a selection of zines, and a Riot Grrrl discussion with two of the founders of the Riot Grrrl movement - Allison Wolfe and Toby Vail. Hear some excellent new music and get a flavour of the festival.
Our archive includes these Ladyfest programmes:
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