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April 4 to 15 2018
Electric Lady
  • Tue 10 Apr 2018
  • Main Stage, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Free
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Electric Lady

Australia's most powerful female fronted acts will feature in Electric Lady, for their first ever Queensland event.

Electric Lady has a stacked line-up of female talent featuring Meg Mac and triple j’s hotly-tipped rising artists Nina Las Vegas, Wafia, Jack River and Kardajala Kirridarra.

Electric Lady curator Holly Rankin (aka Jack River) whose music spans indie-rock, psychedelic electro and folk-pop, will also take to the stage. 

Electric Lady is inspired by the movement of women electrifying their voices, rights and passion across the world.

More than a band night, it's a platform for established artists and up-and-comers to join forces and amplify the incredible surge of women in music.

Jack River

Jack River delivers yet another pot of gold with her electrifying new single ‘Fault Line’. A thing of raw beauty, this song further reinforces River as a force to be reckoned with in the alt-pop landscape, with all the sparkle and grit that fans have grown to expect from her.

At Festival 2018, punters can expect an experience that is filled with vibrant electricity, a place for leaving self-consciousness at the door and dancing into the dream.

The psych-pop ballad began its life in the heaving midst of a house party. River wrote it alone in her room whilst some teens were partying throughout her Redfern home. Like many of River’s songs, ‘Fault Line’ rises to dreamy pop heights; but look a little closer and you’ll notice a darkness that is propelling the dream. What is not so prevalent and obvious throughout the track is the background hum within River’s mind and heart – a personal tragedy that drove her to create this lucid other world as a kind of self-medicinal shrine.

Following on from previous single ‘Fool’s Gold’, which has rocketed to over two million streams on Spotify and remains a favourite of fans and media alike, ‘Fault Line’ sees River invite us another step into her universe. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it. 

Meg Mac

Based in Melbourne, Meg Mac shot to fame in 2014 with her first top 100 single, ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’. Her first album, Low Blows, debuted at #2 on the ARIA chart in 2017, beating Lorde and Katy Perry, coming second only to Ed Sheeran. At the 2015 ARIA Music Awards Mac was nominated for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist.

Kardajala Kirridarra

Electronic hip hop artists Kardajala Kirridarra (translating to ‘Sandhill Women’) sing in their Aboriginal language - Mudburra - and English to evoke the connection between Aboriginal women and country, and convey the importance of women as creators.

Nina Las Vegas

Nina Las Vegas (Nina Agzarian) has become one of the most influential figures in the Australian music scene. As a label head, producer and DJ, Nina passionately dedicates herself to promoting and celebrating the sounds of underground dance music from both Australia and abroad. Nina spent ten years in broadcast radio as a host and programmer on triple j dedicating herself to celebrating the sounds of underground dance music from both Australia and abroad.

Wafia

Wafia is Wafia Al-Rikabi, an astonishing young songwriter and singer from Brisbane, Australia. Minimal in structure and delicate in her approach, Wafia takes influence from her Middle Eastern background to deliver downtempo R’n’B and soulful electronic pop.

Don't miss an all-female line-up full of attitude, emotion and fierce pop and rock!

Session times
Kardajala Kirridarra: 7pm - 7.30pm
Jack River: 7.50pm - 8.15pm
Wafia: 8.45pm - 9.20pm
Nina Las Vegas: 9.20pm - 10pm
Meg Mac: 10pm - 11pm

 

 

 

 

 

When
Tue 10 Apr 2018
Times
Tue 10 Apr, 07:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets
Free
Where
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

-27.9979378, 153.4306901

Surfers Paradise Esplanade
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Australia

Accessibility information

The Main Stage is located on the sand, but can be viewed from The Esplanade. 

Credits

Michelle Tran, Nina Las Vegas Image Credit.

Ta-Ku, Wafia Image Credit.

Kardajala Kirridarra:
Eleanor Dixo, Lead Vocals
Beatrice Lewis, Production/multi-Instrumentalist
Janey Dixon, Vocals  
MC Kayla Jackson, Vocals/Rap