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DJ Annie Nightingale to launch Women's Work Festival

Annie Nightingale will be in Belfast on March 4 as part of the Women's Work Festival

VETERAN BBC DJ Annie Nightingale will kick off the inaugural Women's Work Festival in Belfast this March.

Currently celebrating 50 years of broadcasting, Annie will perform a DJ set and participate in an interview discussion of her long and illustrious career on the airwaves at Oh Yeah.

 

"We asked Annie Nightingale to launch the event because she is quite simply a legend," says Charlotte Dryden, Women's Work Festival organiser.

"She became the first female DJ on the BBC where she has remained ever since, helping to champion new and underground music.

"Annie has led the movement to encourage other women to become DJs and broadcasters and we are delighted that such an inspiration is helping us launch this celebration of women in music."

Beginning on March 4 and coinciding with International Women's Day on March 8, the Women's Work Festival will celebrate female talent with five days of gigs and showcase events.

A full supporting bill for Annie Nightgale's night will be announced shortly.

:: Tickets £10 via Ohyeahbelfast.com, visit Womensworkni.com for full festival programme details.

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