GRRL FEST is an independent multi-platform music and arts event, celebrating and empowering women-artists.
GF would like to acknowledge that this event happens on stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the elders past and present of this land, and pay our respects to the Woiworung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on who’s land Melbourne is situated. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land.
The idea behind Grrl Fest draws upon the riot-grrrl inspired movement of the 1990’s that started as Ladyfest– “a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for feminist and women artists”.
Grrl Fest wants to carry on this tradition, but also take bring it into the great intersectional feminist future. Grrl Fest humbly acknowleges the great women of the past who have done the ground work for events such as this. But we also wish to acknowledge how “female only” and feminist spaces have historically excluded trans-women, women of colour and women not from the middle classes. We cannot re-write history, but our actions and attitudes can shape the future and hopefully continue the healing, and invigorate The Revolution. Which is why Grrl Fest strives at every turn to create a safe and encouraging space for anyone who wishes to access it. This is regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, ability, age, work choice etc.
Grrl Fest is yours. It is for you. If you have an idea of how Grrl Fest can become more awesome, please let us know!
We are listening.
Love and Rage,