Venus Fest has unveiled new additions to its lineup for the Toronto festival, set for September 20-22 at the MOD Club Theatre and the Opera House. Windsor, Ontario-based alt-rockers Partner and Toronto-based musician and creative performance artist Maylee Todd are among the artists who join a bill that already boasts Nashville indie-rockers Bully, synth-pop songstress Zola Jesus, and poet-musician Moor Mother.
Festival wristbands can be purchased here. Full-day programming for the three-day celebration of female-identifying and non-binary artists can be found below.
Thursday, September 20
MOD Club Theatre
Elle Barbara’s Black Space
Friday, September 21
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Saturday, September 22
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.