Arts

Gigs of the week: Women's Work Showcases

September Girls headline the Women's Work Showcase in Belfast tomorrow

THE Women's Work Festival got under way at Oh Yeah in Belfast this week with a programme of events dedicated to 'celebrating and showcasing women in music'.

To this end, the festival is staging two special gigs featuring female musicians, the first of which is happening tomorrow evening.

Glamorous Dublin indie rockers September Girls will headline The Women's Work 2017 Showcase, which also features the second ever Belfast show for female-fronted Derry alt-rock combo New Pagans.

Joining them on the bill are Masha Qrella, Die Hexen, Goldie Fawn, Beauty Sleep, Party Fears, Paths, Roe, Dani and Rozelle, plus a concert-opening performance by the Girls Rock School NI Spring Term Graduates.

Doors open at 5pm and admission is £7/£10.

Then on Monday evening, there's more girl-powered live music at the Go Girl Showcase, with a free Bank Holiday blow-out of a bill curated by the Belfast-based creative collective.

Derry metallers Making Monsters will be headlining after performances by Belfast's eclectic alt-rockers R51 and 'polite rock band' The Sea, Close By.

The live music will be prefaced by a drinks reception and the screening of the new Go Girl Documentary, which delves into the inspirations of NI-based female musical artists while recording their advice to others.

Doors are at 7pm and admission is free.

See Womensworkni.com for full details of all Women's Work Festival events.

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