Whatever happened to cool-girl bands?
How did we transition from guitar-wielding riot grrrl power to Little Mix? However, perhaps a trip to Loud Women Fest will inspire you to update your playlist. The London-based, alternative music festival features the very best of female-fronted bands, with twenty acts crammed into one day. From the main stage line-up, we’d recommend Petrol Girls and Dream Nails – Ren Aldridge, lead singer of Petrol Girls, is almost unbearably cool. She recently wrote a chapter for a book about misogyny in punk, and she campaigns for refugee rights. The festival will be held in DIY Space on September 2nd, and tickets are expected to sell out fast. There’ll be two stages on the day, with a room of zines and stalls, and vegan food available from the bar.