9 Jan 2019

Milk & Honey Festival celebrates International Women's Day

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 9 January 2019

Tami Neilson, Bic Runga, Nadia Reid, Julia Deans and Ria Hall are among more than 20 female artists who’ll be performing across three cities as part of the Milk & Honey festival in March.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2019, some of Aotearoa’s finest female artists are gathering across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to perform a series of shows on Friday, March 8.

Auckland | Powerstation

  • Tami Neilson
  • Nadia Reid
  • Julia Deans
  • Ria Hall
  • Sandy Mill (DJ set)

Auckland | Whammy and Wine Cellar

  • Carb On Carb
  • Chaii
  • Cheshire Grimm
  • Dead Little Penny
  • Hex
  • Lexxa
  • Randa
  • The Sami Sisters
  • Tooms
  • Wax Chattels
  • Valkyrie

Wellington | Club 121 | Curated by Moments

  • Alexa Casino (DJ set)
  • Half Queen
  • Peach Milk
  • Amy Jean

Christchurch | Blue Smoke

  • Bic Runga
  • French Concession

Tickets go on sale today from www.milkandhoneyfestival.com. Each gig is stand-alone and individually ticketed.

The team behind Milk and Honey are Lani Purkis (Elemeno P) and promoter and manager Teresa Patterson.

The pair wanted to create a festival where young women and girls had people they could identify with and look up to, and where women were very clearly visible in all parts of the event. They decided International Women’s Day 2019 was the perfect time to do it.

They have three aims for the festival:

  • To celebrate the incredibly talented women who work in all facets of the New Zealand music industry;
  • To make female artists and crew visible to younger women, and encourage them to see many different possible roles they could find for themselves in the music industry;
  • To provide a safe, inclusive, respectful festival and gig environment.