Boudica Festival

What time is it? 15:00 - 00:00

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In September The Tin Music and Arts, in partnership with Bella Promotions, are launching Boudica Festival, a new annual music festival which will highlight the disparities in the number of women working in the music industry.

Hejira // Yama Warashi // Carmody // Night Flowers // Low Chimes // Grace Lightman

With members that have recorded with and performed alongside such British greats such as Amy Winehouse, Nitin Sawhney and Floating Points, the group disseminate a rich musical mix that is as much a product of the capital as it is their collective multinational heritage. Beautiful arrangement and stunning delicate vocals from lead singer Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne make up the deep trademark sound of this unmissable East London music outfit.

Yama Warashi
Yama Warashi was formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara. Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori (盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. She sings in her mother tongue as well as in English. Songs are about mycelium, nuclear power stations and the tangled relationships of humans, nature and moon phases.

Carmody is a singer-songwriter from South-East London whose candid lyrics tell stories that weave into distinct melodies, somewhere between folk and pop. Previously she has collaborated with artists such as Tom Misch, Alfa Mist and Nick Leng. The EP ‘Out to Sea’, written with Misch, gained a number of supporters – from DJs such as Annie Mac and Zane Lowe to one of YouTube’s biggest music channels, Majestic Casual. The track ‘With You’ was also crowned iTunes single of the week.

Night Flowers
It’s been a whirlwind few years for transatlantic indie-pop quintet, Night Flowers, since these close friends from North England collided with Boston, MA born vocalist Sophia Pettit and began forming their irresistible brand of heart stirring, romantic pop in London. Their joyous combination of intertwining vocals, backed by glistening guitars and dreamlike atmospherics, has seen them amass friends, fans and accolades around the world.

Low Chimes
Tipped by the likes of Elbow’s Guy Garvey and 6Music’s Marc Riley, Low Chimes are an alt-folk band from Stroud. Following their two acclaimed EPs, released under previous name, Hot Feet, the band’s debut album is set for release in the Autumn of 2017. The first single from the album, Sleepwalking, was The Line Of Best Fit’s Song Of The Day and earned them a BBC 6Music live session and support from Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Vic Galloway. Already UK festival regulars, they have appeared at Glastonbury, Green Man, Kendal Calling and many others.

Grace Lightman
There’s something timeless aboutGrace Lightman. Maybe it’s that honeyed voice that ever sogently tugs at your heartstrings. Perhaps it’s those careful and considered nods to the iconic moments, faces and places of musical history. Or it could be the turnand twist or her songs, at once both familiar and fresh. Ultimately, it all adds up to be something unique, borrowing from, redrafting and bridging the then and now.

+ DJs, Street Food, Stalls & Networking Opportunities

£12 Early Bird
£8 Under 16s
£15 Advance

With a female focused line up, Boudica Festival (named after the warrior queen thought to have been defeated in battle just north of Coventry) will be a unique event that will give a platform to and celebrate the underrepresented talent of women in the music industry both on the stage and behind the scenes.

A long term aim, as well as having a stellar female line-up, is to form an all female events crew, using the expertise of female sound engineers, lighting technicians and stage managers. As well as providing a platform, we want to highlight the opportunities available to women within the music industry other than performing. Join us on September 23rd for our debut event and be a part of something special!