FESTIVAL REPUBLIC’S gender-balance initiative ReBalance will support International Women’s Day by offering those wanting a career in music the chance to meet other women in the industry.
ReBalance Celebrates International Women’s Day will take place on 8 March at London’s Union Chapel (cap. 900) in Islington, and feature performances from Nilüfer Yanya, as well as ReBalance-sponsored acts Martha Hill and Tamzene.
“We are incredibly proud of what ReBalance has achieved, so it only made sense to take the scheme further by hosting an event on International Women’s Day,” says a spokesperson from ReBalance.
“Aimed at newcomers or if you’re just curious, this event is the chance to learn from the brightest stars and pick-up some tips. Lack of female representation in music is an industry-wide issue, and we want to level it.”
The event will offer networking opportunities, panels and educational talks from women in company’s including Festival Republic, its parent company Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and Sony Music.
ReBalance began as a three-year programme in 2017, which has now expanded into an additional three years, offering five days’ studio time to a core female or female-identified artistes each month between 2018 and 2023, as well as a slot at a Festival Republic or LNE festival.
Day tickets are £2 which is donated to the Safe Gigs For Women charity. Evening tickets for Nilüfer Yanya plus guests cost £17.50.