Girls Rock ... at all ages!
Thursday 13 June 2019
L-R: Girls Rock! Melbourne Fundraiser organiser Ebony Rattle joins performers Dominique, El Tee and RaceRage
Live music is usually out-of-bounds when you’re not old enough to set foot in a bar. And even in 2019 gigs are often male-dominated.
The Girls Rock! Melbourne Fundraiser is changing that, with more than 20 musical acts - none all male. And to top it off, all ages are welcome. It’s all part of Yarra Council’s annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.
“Providing a platform for bands that are mostly fronted by women and gender non-conforming people has been really important”, said sound engineer Ebony Rattle, who organised the fundraiser.
Girls Rock! is all about addressing gender inequality in the music industry, and nurturing young female and gender-diverse musicians through education and mentoring.
Along with Ebony, many of the performers volunteer with Girls Rock! to mentor and empower young female, trans and gender diverse youth.
“We usually only play at over-18 gigs, so our mentees don’t really ever get a chance to actually see us do our thing,” said solo artist Dominique.
“All-ages gigs are the perfect opportunity for people who want to grow up to be in the music industry to actually start getting in the scene at a younger age,” said Ebony.
Yarra Council is supporting the Girls Rock! gig with a creative grant. All profits from the show will go towards the Girls Rock! September camp.
RaceRage (pictured) is performing at the Girls Rock! Melbourne fundraiser
Girls Rock! Melbourne Fundraiser
An all-ages extravaganza featuring Dominique, El Tee, Face Face, House Deposit, RaceRage and many more! Alcohol-free event
Sunday 7 July, 1pm. The Tote Hotel. 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood
Earlybird tickets $18 or $15 concession, plus booking fee. $20 on the door.