Building on the success of Manchester Digital Music Archive’s Suffragette City party last year, The Refuge will play host to a second women-focused two-floor event on Saturday 9 March 2019 to raise money for Women’s Aid and related groups.
Curated by Abigail Ward (Manchester Digital Music Archive), Rina Ladybeige (Social Service), Kath McDermott (BBC Radio 6 Music) and Chris Massey (Electriks), the party will boast a line-up of upcoming and established female artists playing multi-genre party starters in the Public Bar and the Basement.
PUBLIC BAR: 2PM TO 1AM
Free – no ticket required! 2-3pm: Paulette 3-4pm: Alex Zaklewska 4-5pm: SNO (Nongi Oliphant) 5-7pm: Abigail Ward 7-8pm: Denise Johnson (ACR) 8-9pm: Kirby 9-10pm BB (Supernature) 10-11pm: Emma Joyce (Disco Mums) 11-1am: Reeshy
REFUGE BASEMENT: 10PM TO 4AM
Hosted by The Social Service, £5 donation on the door for Women’s Aid 10-11pm: Kath McDermott 11pm-12am: Julie Wills 12-1am: Ladybeige 1-3am: Danielle Moore (Crazy P) 3-4am: Kim Lana
Abigail Ward said, ‘we want to build on the phenomenal success of last year’s Suffragette City party by putting together a fresh line-up of incredible female DJ talent whilst raising awareness of the barriers women can face in the music industry. We are fundraising for Women’s Aid, because we are keenly aware of the dwindling number of women’s refuges in the UK.’