Athena music festival is bringing a wide array of female talent to Curtin University

Athena music festival is bringing a wide array of female talent to Curtin University

A first of its kind in Australia, with a portion of proceeds going to the Patricia Giles Centre for domestic violence and crisis accommodation.

Today marks International Women's Day, and the Curtin University Student Guild in Western Australia sure know how to celebrate. This Friday the 11th, South Edinburgh Oval will host an unprecedented music festival with women constituting the majority of artists performing. Asta, Abbe May and Tired Lion are fronting the bill, supported by Nicole Millar and Mosquito Coast, plus female DJs on the decks throughout the day. It comes after only a third of the 2015 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown featured female-fronted acts, and the Reading and Leeds Festival a mere 9 out of 100.

Key organiser Saraya Martin stated Curtin are "very excited to be bringing some amazing talent," filling a gaping disparity in the industry where female talent is often overlooked. Ticket sales (available HERE) will also contribute to the Patricia Giles Centre, with donations effectively going towards the provision of crisis accommodation and counselling for women and children escaping domestic violence. Click through the poster for more information.

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