What is a Ladyfest?

Ladyfest is a community-based, DIY, not-for-profit festival. The first Ladyfest was conducted in Olympia, in the US, in 2000. The project was born in order to react to the invisibility of women on the artistic and musical scene. This is why the first Ladyfest opened a space of expression for women artists and activists during a few days with performances, concerts, discussions. The concept has spread to more than 50 cities around the world (Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, etc.), each festival making it a unique event.

The idea is simple: A group of volunteers organizes a festival during a couple of days around issues such as: creativity, autonomy, exchange of knowledge, gender equality and struggle against heteronormality.


It's also the opportunity to build a community, generate discussions and collaborations between women, the local and the international community network. Ladyfests are based on the idea of creating alternative, friendly and open spaces .