New women-led music festival 'Women's Christmas' coming to Dublin

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

A split image of the performers from the Workmná’s Club ‘Women’s Christmas’ event.
Image: Via Twitter/Instagram: @niamhreganmusic, @rachelmaehannon, @sweetlemondaemusic, @jenakeatingg.

The Workmná’s Club has announced a new event, ‘Women’s Christmas’, a women-fronted festival to jump-start the new year. The event spans across three days from January 6 to 8, held in the Workman’s Club, Temple Bar. Performers for the ‘Women’s Christmas’ event include many familiar faces, as well as up-and-coming artists in the Irish music scene, with many names still to be announced.

The festival opens on Friday with performances from the likes of Jena Keating and Sweet Lemondae. In addition to the gigs, this year the Workmná’s Club is teaming up with the Girls Room, Dublin’s first women-only nightclub event. On the night of, January 6, the Girls Room will be taking over the Cellar, with female DJs playing into the early hours of the morning. Tickets for the Girls Room takeover are sold separately and can be bought via FATSOMA.

Saturday’s live music line-up includes queer artist Bobbi Arlo, as well as Jackie Beverly and Katie Phelan. Controlling the sound from 11:30pm is Nocturnal Animals in the main room with an all-female ensemble, playing intense and vibrant Berlin-style techno until late.

To bring a close to the ‘Women’s Christmas’ festival on Sunday, Last Apollo, Lauren Ann and Saoirse Moncrieff will take the stage in the main room for an unmissable session.

Day tickets for the festival cost €10, with weekend tickets at €25, permitting access to all the wonderful gigs held across the three days. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) and can be bought on the Workman’s Club website.

DRCC’s vision is to have a society in which sexual violence is not tolerated, but when it does occur, it wants to ensure that survivors are provided with information and care that supports their empowerment and resiliency. Since 1979, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has worked to prevent harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence. So support a good cause, and enjoy a fantastic female-led festival this weekend!

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