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.
KAMIKAZE GIRLS // DREAM NAILS // KERMES // CHEERBLEEDERZ // PEACH CLUB // ILL // FRESH // CRUMBS // VENUS // TEA LEAF
Tickets £10 in advance through Eventbrite, Jumbo Records and Crash Records (or buy from us in person to avoid booking fee!)
KAMIKAZE GIRLS //
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.
DREAM NAILS //
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.
PEACH CLUB //
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.
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.
FRESH (ACOUSTIC) //
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.
TEA LEAF //
A beautiful way to start the day; expect emotional and honest songwriting about depression and loneliness.
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: http://www.wharfchambers.org/accessibility/
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:
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: