Venus Fest announces second edition on September 20-22, 2018

Venus Fest has announced the second edition of the festival returning this September 20-22, 2018. The annual event is the only festival dedicated to celebrating women and non-binary artists in downtown Toronto. Last year, the line-up featured performances by Weaves, Grouper, Lido Pimienta, Madame Gandhi and more!

The festival was founded with the intent to foster community, inclusivity, and unification, based on feminist values, the festival aims to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all attendees. Venus Fest 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 long-standing and 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. Since the success of the first edition, Venus Fest has held a monthly event series leading up to the 2018 festival edition.

“The inspiration behind Venus Fest is not a new one in the world. But it does feel like the world may be ready for it now. We’re in the midst of some very powerful changes and I hope that Venus Fest can continue to grow and learn through those changes, and to hold out a space for people to come together and celebrate these beautiful artists, who are the healers of our world.” – Aerin Fogel, Founder / Venus Fest.

2018 Dates:
Thursday, September 20-The Mod Club Theatre
Friday, September 21– The Opera House
Saturday, September 22– The Opera House
*Early bird wristbands available here.

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