Cabaret and Spoken Word
Art and Film
Queen Of The Desert
Starlady is originally from country Victoria but grew up traveling around Australia, including the central deserts, with her family.
She returned to the desert in 2000 to embark on a Peace and healing walk with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott. The journey transformed her life and inspired her to build relationships with indigenous communities throughout Australia. Her career as a youth worker began in Kintore, 2002, with the Sonic Boom Circus and she has now worked in over 30 indigenous communities across the country. From 2005 to 2009 Starlady lived in Melbourne completing courses in hairdressing, make-up and costume with the aim of passing these skills onto indigenous youth.
Scattered Windows, Connected Doors
Scattered Windows, Connected Doors is a film about women from urban India.
Eight women. Eight stories. An inspiring documentary capturing the thoughts and choices of these women living in urban India. A series of conversations on love, loss, fear, loneliness, marriage, freedom and what it means to be a woman.
Las Mujeres Exhibition (Guatemala)
Dinda Advena (Indonesia)
HELL Photo Booth
Bitch Please. Trans Women Distro
Niddle & Bitch (Indonesia)
Tiga Gigi (Indonesia)
Alternative Womens Fitness
PVssy Apparel Vintage
Bad Teeth Zine / Tarot Readings
Food and Drink:
Miss Love a Coffee & Miss Love a Crepe (Food Truck)
Disco Beans Vegan Cafe
Sponsors and Partners
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Seen & Heard Film Festival
Alternative Women’s Fitness
Special thanks to Beat Magazine JOYFM Radio, 3CR Radio, LOTL Magazine, Spook Magazine and Tone Deaf for your support.
And an EXTRA SPECIAL thank you to all of the volunteers and crew who make Grrl Fest possible. ❤
Grrl Fest 2015!
Grrl Fest 2015 applications are now open for enthusiastic early birds!
The date for Grrl Fest 2015 is ALMOST confirmed, but it will be in mid February.
Check out GET INVOLVED for Performer, Stall and Volunteer Application forms.
Grrl Fest 2014 certainly lived up to the hype generated from the previous explosion onto the Melbourne scene. With an even larger and more diverse audience than last year, GF prevailed once more in putting on the best party-with-a-conscience of the year.
Thank you to all who gave their time and energy to keep the Grrl Fest dream alive.
Viva La Grrl Fest!
Amy Broomstick, Grrl Fest Director
MC Cat Scobie
Miss Guy’d Mystery Performer
SPOKEN WERD BUBBLE
Presented by: Reverse Butcher
Bitch Please: Trans Woman Distro
Wheel Of Kink Too Kinky for Linky
Tarot by Natta Jain
Mystery Tattoo’s You had to be there…
The birth of Grrl Fest in January 2013 was as chaotic as it was spectacular. After a brief hitch-hiking holiday, Amy Broomstick was inspired by the various “Lady Fest’s” around Borneo and eastern Europe, and gave herself just 3 months to organise Melbourne’s own DIY riot-grrrl inspired festival! The reaction and support for Grrl Fest was immense, attracting over 500 attendees through the doors of the incredibly generous Irene’s Arts Warehouse.
2 storeys, 3 stages, 20 stalls, 30 performances and many hardworking volunteers. All ages and all genders came to celebrate the eclectic talent of the diverse line up.
Grrl Fest wishes to thank all of the people who believed in it from the beginning. And thank the people who helped out, picked up trash, set up stages, print t-shirts, shared the event or brought a friend.
Viva La Grrl Fest.
Amy Broomstick, Grrl Fest Director
MCs Lisa Skye & Cat Scobie
Ruth Rogers Wright FEAT DJ JAXx
BoyRed – Dana Kelson
Biscotti Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaWG1nOmYk8
Jess Coram – Former member of “BitchSlap”
The Divine Fluxus Video http://youtu.be/YsrjRvlMbMk
MC Emilie Minks
Sharon from Full Cream Circus