Boudica Festival

06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
£23.00 Adv/£26 Door


Boudica Festival

Saturday 6th October 2018

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Boudica Festival returns for a second year, this time to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, where we will showcase the best up and coming women in music.

Over the two day festival, join a weekend of music, films and exhibitions which celebrates inspirational female* and non-binary performers across the music industry. Saturday features specially curated live music set over two stages. We show the best up and coming female performers from a variety of genres, followed by DJs.

Confirmed bands!

Doors: 5:30 PM
£18 Early Bird / £23 Advance Tickets / £15 Under 18s

Covered Court

Spill Gold
The Amsterdam based duo conjures up vivid, spiralling stories with their eerie, persistent songs; from the frenetic steel drum solo on ‘Mercury’, the relentless, post-punk urgency of instrumental ‘Sevens March’ to the snake-charming synths and haunting vocals on ‘Sirens’, Spill Gold urge you to lose yourself in dreams and pour out the best you’ve got, streaming and unrestrained. Let it out and get drenched bathing in it.

Say Sue Me
“Vibrant and catchy instrumentation” – Pitchfork
“…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…” – NPR

Let’s Eat Grandma
“It sounds like nothing else in pop right now.” – Pitchfork 8.6/10
“Bold, intense pop that gets under the skin.” – Guardian *****

Savages DJ Set
A very special SavagesDJ set with Fay Milton and Ayşe Hassan spinning the finest tunes into Saturday night! Fay and Ayse will DJ music of all genres, by women, which is the theme of Fay’s monthly club night, TOO MANY MAN.


Queen Zee
“A force to be reckoned with.” DIY

Mich Cota
The language of sound has always been in- grained in Mich Cota’s identity. As a two-spirit woman, raised by a native father and a white mother in Southern Ontario, Cota began composing small melodies on the piano from the age of three to create her own sacred space in an intensely religious home. Inspired by her countryside surroundings, she would ingrain herself in nature, imagining herself in a place free of theology and restraint.

“No matter what mood you are in, every single track is a banger and in this neo-feminist age of unapologetic dominance, Amy Love and Georgia South ask all the questions and have all the answers” – AFROPUNK
“Nova Twins are all about that bass: the lurching, griding, seismically distorted, FX-mangled sound that propels the music of this young London duo….” – The Guardian


PLEASE NOTE: There are no age limits for Boudica Festival, however those under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ and you may be asked for ID to verify your age.

Those who are ages 16 or 17 are allowed to attend the festival unaccompanied, but we would strongly advise that this decision is made with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Please bare in mind that some of the performances may not be suitable for younger children so use your discretion when choosing which performances to watch.

* The definition of female, in the context of this initiative, encompasses all those who identify as women

The Herbert Art Gallery