Bully, Zola Jesus to Headline Toronto’s Venus Fest

Female-identifying and non-binary artists set to take the stage this September

Venus Fest has announced its first wave of performers set to play the second edition of the festival, which takes place in Toronto from September 20-22 at the MOD Club Theatre and the Opera House. Nashville indie-rockers Bully, synth-pop songstress ​Zola Jesus, ​poet-musician ​Moor Mother are among the female-identifying and non-binary artists scheduled to play the three-day festival.

Check out the full list of announced artists below. Additional updates to follow!

More info on Venus Fest, via official release:

Founded with the intent to foster community, inclusivity and unification, based on feminist values, Venus Fest aims to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all attendees. The festival is committed to creating a shift in terms of the long standing industry trends that have dominated event programming and organizational structures by ensuring greater awareness around who has access and representation in the arts. It is this responsibility that dictates the festival’s mission to ensure a fun atmosphere that is respectful and tolerant, without enabling destructive behaviours or attitudes. The festival arrived in response to a well-expressed need in the music industry to create a new kind of space for artists to thrive in and for community members to attend with a sense of safety.