Here come the girls – Looe Music Festival pledges to showcase women in music as part of a European initiative

Looe Music Festival has become the first Cornish festival pledging to PRS Foundation’s Keychange. The European initiative aims to accelerate change and create a more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.

By pledging to the pioneering movement we’ve committed to achieving a 50:50 gender balance on our line-up by 2022. The 2018 line-up features a total of 43 bands/artists with at least one female member, which overall is a massive 44% of female representation. Whilst Saturday at the Quayside stage will be ladies’ day with the line-up only featuring women.

Our Festival director, Tanya Brittain says: “Looe Music Festival has always been committed to showcasing world-class music from different genres and cultures. It seems right that we also present our audiences with an equally diverse line-up in terms of gender. We’re proud to support the Keychange initiative and are dedicated to increasing the number of bands with female members to 50% by 2022.”

London’s first lady of soul, Songstress PP Arnold, best known for her all-time favourite songs The First Cut Is The Deepest and Angel Of The Morning heads up the female line-up at LMF2018. She is joined by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, the beautiful folk voice of Kitty Macfarlane and the totally captivating Bev Lee Harling. Plus Gwenno, Hollie Rogers, Lorraine Lucas and Lorna Reid. Whilst Molotov Jukebox, Auction for The Promise Club and Coco and the Butterfields are all fronted by fabulous females.

Looe Music Festival is the latest music event to join 45 other music festival and conferences across Europe already signed up.

Get to know the fabulous females performing at LMF18 and listen to our Here Come the Girls playlist.