Here in Edinburgh we're doing it a bit differently from traditional Ladyfests and are hosting a series of events all over the month of May. Music, art, dance, film, comedy, workshops and discussions!
Listings are being finalised just now, so in the next week or so you'll be able to see everything that's happening and get artists profiles at http://www.ladyfestedinburgh.com
Here's an outline of the gigs happening. More to come soon.
Sun 4th May - Launch Party - The Ark
8pm - 1am
Fri 9th May - Henry’s Cellar Bar
7pm - 10pm
A host of Glaswegian delights with post-punk heroes Miss The Occupier, rocking girl harmonies from Vendors and the swirling, sensitive electro of singer-songwriter The Kara Sea.
Fri 16th May - The Forest (Hall upstairs)
8pm - 11pm
Multi instrumental and incredibly sincere lofi bedroom pop by Ray Rumours with support from loop sampling singer-songwriter Lyndsey Cockwell and guest.
Sun 18th May - Elvis Shakespeare, Leith Walk.
1pm - 5pm
Acoustic/folk afternoon with Emily Scott, Blue Flint and others.
Wed 21st May - Southern Bar
8pm - 11pm
Sublime acoustic night with the dreamy Katie Stewart, Emily Scott's country twinged folk stylings and Fence Collectives favourite Jo Foster.
Fri 23rd May - Henry’s Cellar Bar
7pm - 10pm
Indiepop comes to Ladyfest through the always intriguing and exciting Brummie group KateGoes, backed up by Edinburgh's new poppy post-punk starlets Come On Gang. Saint Jude's play an acoustic set of songs of sad eyed remorse sung by throats cried hoarse.
Thurs 29th May - Bannermans
9pm til late
A night of folk, bluegrass, jazz and soul with influences coming from traditional Scots and around Europe. Each act brings originality and a wholehearted honesty through multi-instrumentals and beautiful vocals.
Sat 31st May - Closing Party - Henry’s Cellar Bar
8pm - 3am
The Duloks http://www.myspace.com/theduloks
The Fnords http://www.myspace.com/thefnords
Futuristic Retro Champions http://www.myspace.com/retrochamps
Fool For A Pretty Face http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=207450093
Djing from Dolly Mixture http://www.myspace.com/dollymixclub
A hell of a party to close the month of May 2008 that was Ladyfest Edinburgh. Featuring a range of music, from the scuzzy girl/boy trade off rock of Fool For A Pretty Face to the uber fun indiepop of Futuristic Retro Champions, the riot grrl channeling post punk of The Fnords and The Duloks infectious and often hilarious brand of new wave indie. All this will be held together by a super awesome dj set by Glasgow's Dolly Mixture.