London’s Equal Fest Begins Today

By on 2 October 2015

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Torpor, Vodun, Monolithian, Kurraka, Dark Mother, Iron Grave, Cydernide and many more bands will be playing London’s Equal Fest this weekend, a three day event beginning today that aims to promote gender equality while raising money for organisations related to gender oppression and women’s struggles.

In the festival’s own words;

“Equal Fest is a DIY feminist punk festival seeking to promote gender equality and female/trans/non-binary participation in music and activism, while raising money for organisations related to gender oppression and cis/trans women’s struggles. We seek to be a socially positive force for change, working within the punk and DIY community bringing focus to all forms of gender oppression: sexism, misogyny, trans misogyny, cissexism, transphobia and binarism. Bringing feminists from all walks of life together, we believe supporting and creating a more diverse and inclusive music scene can be revolutionary.”

The event is being organised by Active Rebellion and Cognitive Dissident Promotions and will take place at the Unicorn from October 2nd to 4th, with Friday’s lineup focussing on hardcore and crust acts, whilst Saturday offers up a veritable feast of doom and sludge, and Sunday centres around more of a punk sound.

Entry to Equal Fest is free, and all proceeds from the bar will be donated to the Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Abortion Support Network.

For more information, click here.

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