A Kind of Robomagic, Amazing Radio Ga-Ga
Live music company Robomagic has joined forces with Amazing Radio to showcase and promote female artists. The ‘Finding The Female Headliners (FTFH)’ series of gigs will launch at Birthdays in Dalston, London on August 18th.
Robomagic’s Bonita McKinney said: “I felt that there was a need specifically for female solo artists and female fronted bands. Festival line-up posters stripped of their male acts highlighted that festivals were dominated by male artists – 86% male was the latest figure publicised – and interestingly the most common question to come up when developing a new artist is ‘ How do I get on a festival bill?’ which propelled my desire to help female artists further in this industry”.
The first show will feature live sets from Daisy Victoria, Hannah Lou Clark and Dios Mio alongside a DJ set from Nadine Shah. The acts will also be interviewed and broadcast live on Amazing Radio.
Nadine Shah added: “Nights like this are essential support for women artists – spotlighting the talent and getting them onto the main stage on the festival circuit that is so dominated by male artists”.
The FTFH gigs will also support The Eve Appeal, a charity organisation that publishes research and campaigns to raise awareness of gynecological cancer.
Veteran live promoter Rob Hallett formed Robomagic at the beginning of this year after he stepped down as President of International Touring at AEG live.
On the subject of festival headliners, Music Week this month published an interesting report stating that only five new mainstream festival headliners have been created in the past decade, based on analysis of the line-ups of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, V Festival, T In The Park and the Isle Of Wight Festival.
It seems that Mumford and Sons, Calvin Harris, Florence and the Machine (albeit stepping in after Dave Grohl broke his leg), Avicii and, um, Noel Gallagher are the bright new stars of major festivals. In stark contrast, the preceding five years created a total of 19 future headline acts. Find out more and read the report here.
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