It’s paramount that women feel safe, comfortable and respected at all events. That’s why I’m particularly eager to do my bit in promoting the all-day festival that aims to tackle gender inequality on line-ups, No Man’s Land. It’s something of a beacon for change, and it’ll take place on Saturday 14th August at YES, Manchester.
The first wave of acts has just been announced, but keep your eyes glued to the socials for more details. So far, rising trio bigfatbig, the riotous Glaswegian Brat Coven and London punks Qlowski are currently on the billing, with plenty of other immense acts. Ticking the local-to-Record–Weekly box, there’s also Leeds singer-songwriter, Laeeqa.
If that isn’t exciting enough as it is, London-based drag queen Ash Kenazi, AKA the drummer of Happyness, will be hosting the whole event.
All ticket money will be donated to Safe Gigs For Women, a charity that highlights the importance of safe spaces for female gig-goers. This festival will not only be demonstrating and reinforcing how crucial safety is, but also some of the country’s most talented non-male acts. Beyond fantastic stuff, on both counts!
There are very limited early bird tickets going on sale Friday 30th April via See Tickets. But for all the details, including times, prices and the official link for ticket sales, head to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.