Ladyfest Philly announces lineup and workshop schedule

Dayna Evans

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For nearly fifteen years, Ladyfest has been a driving force in exposing all-girl bands to the uninformed masses. Founded in Olympia, home of K Records, in 2000, the construct has been that female bands play, workshops be held, and a greater understanding of women in music is reached. Since its inception, the fest has branched on to be held in cities across the world, everywhere from Toulouse to Atlanta to Mèrida, Mexico. This year, the biggest and most exciting showing of Ladyfest will be held in Philadelphia from June 7 to 9.

Ladyfest Philly announced their lineup and workshop schedule this week and we couldn't be more excited for what is around the bend. Tickets (sales of which benefit Women In Transition and SAFE Home) and a detailed schedule are still to come, but this announcement is enough to tide us over until then.

The following excellent bands have agreed to play the city of brotherly love's lady lovefest:

US Girls (Toronto)
Screaming Females (New Brunswick)
Potty Mouth (Western Mass)
Parasol (Boston)
Void Vision
Aye Nako (New York)
In School (New York)
Priests (D.C.)
Peeple Watchin’ (Boston)
Black Wine (New Jersey)
Shady Hawkins (New York)
Whore Paint (Providence)
Attia Taylor (New York)
3Jane (New Brunswick)
+HIRS+
Trophy Wife
Blizzard Babies (Chicago)
Big Mouth (Baltimore)
Batty
Amanda X
Ghost Ship (Rosali Middleman and Mary Lattimore)
Kate Ferencz
Mindtroll (New York)

And the workshops that you can attend as an attendee of Ladyfest are:

Amps, Pedals and PAs: Demystifying Electronics with Girls Rock Philly
The Stop Motion Stomp Station
Drumline with Girls Rock Philly
Urban Gardening at Plotland
Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing with For the Birds
Sexual Communication and Consent with Dr. Justine Marie Shuey (Juicy Justine)
Drawing Autobio Comics with Liz Prince and Ramsey Beyer
Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, and the MVA
Self Defense: From Eye Contact to Eye Poking
Readings by Liz Prince, Suzy X, Annie Mok, Kerri Radley, Katie Haegele and Jes Skolnik
Queer and Trans Yoga with shay and Qui
Fix-A-Flat with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Herbal Infusions and Tinctures
Victim-Blaming in the Media: What It Is & What You Can Do About It with Tara Murtha
Project SAFE: What’s It All About?
Youth, Activism and the Arts

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