Vancouver is officially getting a new music festival this spring, that will feature bands exclusively fronted musicians who “identify as women or other marginalized genders.”
Organizers say Glitter Ball 2019 is meant to shine a spotlight on a diverse set of talent including cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary folks and “those who otherwise challenge the cis-heteronormative binary.”
The Glitter Ball will take place from May 4 to 5 and each day will be separated by genre.
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Day one will showcase hip-hop, RnB, and rap. Day two will feature local rock, punk, and indie music. Headliners for each day will soon be announced.
The local lineup for this year’s Glitter Ball include:
Early bird tickets are now available online for $20 per day and $30 for the weekend. Once the early bird offers sell out, prices will increase.
Proceeds from Glitter Ball will, in part, go to WISH Centre Drop-In Society, a non-profit based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside which provides safe spaces and resources for female-identifying sex workers.
When: May 4 and 5, 2019
Where: Creative Coworkers — 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Early bird tickets now available online, $20 to $30