Have you been pining for the inclusion of trans and non-binary folks to appear on more music festival lineups in Australia? The representation may be down, but one team are proving the best way to be heard, is to do it all yourself!
Behold the birth of TRANSGENRE a music festival that aims to celebrate the folks society tends to leave behind with a showcase of some of the best talent from down under set to hit the stage in Sydney on Sunday December 17, 2023.
Featuring two of the country’s most prominent voices at the top end of the lineup – Cry Club are no strangers to the industry, making waves with their bubblegum punk sound and deeply emotive lyrics, while trailblazers Those Who Dream (who have been carving their own path in the alternative scene) will provide the soundtrack to get you moving a bit more than usual. Especially when Josh and Hazel bust out their latest single ‘Apology‘.
The festival’s creation comes from the brains of co-directors Ellie Robinson (she/her) and Tim Blunt (they/them) who shared their thoughts on the conception of TRANSGENRE, highlighting the importance of representation and inclusion in the scene
“It’s been a pretty wild year to be trans (to say the very least) and especially now, it’s so important to champion our community as loudly and proudly as possible. We need to be visible, defiant and thriving – and at the core of that is positive representation in all corners of society. Our aim with TRANSGENRE is to offer a bit of that representation to the Australian live music scene, showing that trans and non-binary voices are among some of the strongest and most incisive in the country.”
“Personally, we hope this festival encourages people (cis, trans and everyone in-between) to pay closer attention to the wealth of gender diversity that exists in the Australian music industry, and be louder in supporting it. The show is obviously open for everyone to enjoy, but we’re so bloody keen to see a bunch of our fellow trans and gender-diverse people having an incredible day at the first-ever TRANSGENRE, enjoying some of the best live music in Australia, and celebrating their identities as excitedly as they want without having to worry about being judged for it.”
Rounding out the first official lineup is Blake Williams, Cherish, enpriestess, Final Girls, FVNERAL, KHAOS EMRLD, NOCTICA, Nonnie (solo), Two Knives and Wolfjay.
All ages • 12pm doors • no clashes • licensed bar • accessible venue
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Cry Club | Those Who Dream
(in alphabetical order)
Blake Williams, Cherish, enpriestess, Final Girls, FVNERAL, KHAOS EMRLD, NOCTICA, Nonnie (solo), Two Knives and Wolfjay
December 17, 2023 @ The Red Rattler Theatre, Eora/Sydney (Gadigal Country)