women festivals

Episode 84: Are women-focused festivals productive?

The past few years have seen an increase in the number of festivals and events focused on women and nonbinary musicians, though such music events have existed for decades.  Are these events needed, helpful, divisive, harmful, or something else entirely for women and nonbinary musicians?

The episode was sparked by Bust Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular on December 9 & 10. Femchord was there, along with Female Frequency. Part of the event was a music festival featuring women-driven musicians like Haybaby and Fiona Silver.

In this episode we discuss recent news around these events including the opinions of some women musicians, and new festivals that focus on women and nonbinary artists. We play music by artists featured at events like the Bust Magazine Craftacular, Babe’s All Rock, Moogfest, and Venus Fest.



Haybaby – New Friends – Sleepy Kids

Fiona Silver – Here Comes the Fall – Here Comes the Fall (Single)

Parrot Dream – Jungle – Jungle EP

Grouper – Children – Children (Single)

Amber Mark – Way Back – 3:33 am

Kaitlin Aurelia Smith – An Intention – The Kid

Verdigrls – I Don’t Wanna Get in Trouble – Verdigrls

Fruit & Flowers – Out of Touch – Drug Tax

Lucy Dacus – Night Shift – Night Shift (Single)

Author: femchord