ROCK’N’ROLL started off wanting to change the world but after a few upheavals eased itself into an old age about as challenging as a multimillionaire pop star publicly pushing his record company for a bigger percentage.
The use of the male gender there is deliberate: decades on, the business is dominated by men. When Florence Welch, for example, was chosen to headline at Glastonbury, it was considered exceptional. She was a substitute after a cancellation – by a man.
Finding the Female Headliners (FTFH) and charity partner the Eve Appeal have decided to take on this sexist if not conservative industry with a monthly residency in Dalston presenting exclusively woman-fronted bands and female performers.
The charity is involved because it wants to boost awareness of five women-only cancers.
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* FTFH will be at Birthdays, 33 Stoke Newington Road N16 8BJ, pictured at top, for a month from Thursday 13 August 2015: £6 advance, £10 on door, no disabled access.
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