BBC Music Festival to Celebrate International Women's Day with All-Female Line-up

Jehnny Beth

BBC Music Festival to Celebrate International Women's Day with All-Female Line-up

Kim Gordon, Kate Tempest, Anna Meredith and more will perform at the special event as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Festival on 8 March.

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival will return this year from 6 to 8 March, taking place in various venues across Camden, London. Now in its seventh year, the festival hosts three days of music performances and DJ sets, featuring artists such as singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, electronic artist and singer Róisín Murphy and indie-rock band Bombay Bicycle Club. 

All-female line-up
This year, the festival will celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) with a special event at the Roundhouse, featuring an all-female line-up. American singer and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, will perform, as well as spoken-word artist Kate Tempest and front woman of English rock band Savages, Jehnny Beth. 

Composer and electronic artist Anna Meredith is also on the line-up for the event, as well as indie-jazz singer Nadine Shah. 

Also performing at the festival
On Friday 6 March, indie songwriter Michael Kiwanuka will play at the Roundhouse, as well as American songwriter and vocalist with Alabama Shakes Brittany Howard, rock act Black Midi and post-punk group Black Country, New Road. 

Irish electronic artist and singer Róisín Murphy will perform on 7 March at the Roundhouse, along with rapper and mixed-media artist Kojey RadicalLondon indie four-piece The Big Moon and indie-rock band The Orielles. Bombay Bicycle Club will perform at Electric Ballroom on Sunday, while other acts featured on the line-up include R&B artist Gaika, turntablist DJ Yoda, New Orleans brass ensemble Hot 8 Brass Band and more. 

The festival will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Sounds throughout the weekend and performances at Roundhouse, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer. 

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Published on 24 January 2020

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