Calls to diversify the music industry have become louder and louder in recent years, but it seems the majority of festival organizers continue to ignore them. Now, the organizers of a new electronic music festival in London have taken the biggest leap yet by planning a groundbreaking event they hope will move the needle in the right direction for representation.
The ethos of the festival, dubbed Risen, revolves around celebrating the spiritual concept of the divine feminine. Not only is Risen led by women, but it will also feature a lineup consisting only of women, trans and non-binary artists. The lineup is loaded with talent and features over 90 artists, including Angel D’Lite, Hannah Holland, Heléna Star, Madam X and many more.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Kitty Bartlett, senior booker and events manager for Risen, elaborated on the festival’s goals.
“Risen is a festival run by women to shine a light on the up and coming talent who work so tirelessly across the music industry, be that DJs, event managers, graphic designers, lighting techs and so on,” Bartlett said. “It’s time for a new energy.”
Risen will take place in London on April 9th in various venues around Hackney Wick. You can find more information about the fest and sign up for pre-sale tickets here.
Risen Festival 2022 Lineup
Ambient Babestation Meltdown
Cleo Club Fitness
Danielle Moore (Crazy P)
Girls Don’t Sync
Shannon From Admin
+ Special Guests