Birthday Fest – Kamikaze Girls / Dream Nails / Kermes & more

Sat 02nd March 2019
@ Wharf Chambers - Leeds

Kicking off a week of celebrations for International Women’s Day – what’s a better way to start than with our birthday party?!

We’re so excited to celebrate two years of Girl Gang Leeds – we’ve had a blast and we’re sharing our birthday party with some of our favourite bands at Wharf Chambers.

Join us for a full day of feminist/queer punk, birthday cake and party vibes.


Tickets £10 in advance through Eventbrite, Jumbo Records and Crash Records (or buy from us in person to avoid booking fee!)

We’re dragging our pals Lucinda and Conor back to Leeds to reaffirm that it’s okay to be sad – even on our birthday. Their striking, noisy and honest alt-rock duo will be a memorable end to a very special night.

Our absolute fave punk witches are back to cause a scene at Wharf Chambers with us again. One of the most important punk bands out there – they’re bringing women and non-binary people to the front with lyrics on bodily autonomy, politics and doing it yourself.

Leicester 4-piece Kermes show us what queer punk is all about – expect a super-fun set with songs about dysphoria and wanting to die. Most likely to break all the equipment.

Your new favourite band – featuring members from Fresh and Happy Accidents, we’re excited to host one of Cheerbleederz first live shows. A trio of total indie-pop dream babes.

Norwich riot grrrls Peach Club bring the feminist punk energy with songs about gross band dudes, privilege and sexism. Like a new, trendy Bikini Kill for 2019.

ILL //
Manchester-based feminist post-punks ILL are like that weird goth cousin we weren’t sure whether to invite… guaranteed to defy expectations with their self-confessed weird, funny, sinister and surreal set. Witness the illness.

An unplugged set from the freshest of DIY punks – expect less shredding than usual but possibly even more emo.

Local dreambabes Crumbs bring relatable content from anxiety to heartbreak in a neat post-punk pop-party pack.

New to the punk scene are Venus, the 5-piece girl gang from Leeds. Expect riotous energy and feminist vibes – one to keep your eyes on.

A beautiful way to start the day; expect emotional and honest songwriting about depression and loneliness.


Accessibility info:
Two entrances – the front door, which is up steps from the street, and a ramped, wheelchair accessible back door, accessed via the alleyway to the left of the front door.

Full detailed accessibility info here:

Thanks to the very talented Poppy Almond for the poster!

GIRL GANG Leeds is a creative community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and non-binary people.

We put on parties, workshops, meetups, exhibitions and more and are always seeking new collaborations. Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with Girl Gang Edinburgh, Girl Gang Manchester and GIRL GANG Sheffield.

We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

Please note that for this event we will have a ‘safer spaces’ representative on the team who will be clearly visible to speak to if you have any problems.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported – please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!

Safer spaces agreement at Wharf Chambers:

Safer Spaces

Please be aware of ongoing discussions at Wharf Chambers to improve their accountability regarding racial abuse, full details have been collated by Wharf Members Against Racism here: