SARAH AVRIN // Publicist
SHANNON COSGROVE // Publicist
GIRLSCHOOL, the highly popular L.A.-based interdisciplinary festival celebrating women-identified artists, thinkers, professionals and creators, is expanding to New York City. It will take place at Industry City Courtyard 1/2 (274 36th Street) in Brooklyn on October 6-7, in partnership with Girlie Action and City Farm Presents. GIRLSCHOOL is a music festival and creative community based in Los Angeles, whose mission is to celebrate, connect, and lift women-identified artists, leaders, and voices. Fans will recall GIRLSCHOOL LA 2018 is where the viral video of Fiona Apple performing alongside Shirley Manson in a homemade “KNEEL, PORTNOW” shirt took place. Festival line-up coming soon. Passes are available for pre-order here. Hope to see you there!
Founded by Anna Bulbrook (band member/multi-instrumentalist, the Airborne Toxic Event; violinist, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Beyoncé's LEMONADE, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Sia, and more) in response to how few women she saw onstage in the alternative rock and festival worlds, GIRLSCHOOL has grown into a vibrant network of women-identified artists, leaders, and voices who have formed an empowering and visible community for one another while supporting women and girls. A portion of the proceeds from every ticketed GIRLSCHOOL event benefits a girl-positive 501c3.
Since it came to be in 2016, GIRLSCHOOL has held three annual sold-out women-led three-day music and ideas festivals in Los Angeles, and in March 2017 and 2018 partnered with TOMS to bring its at-capacity capsule festival to SXSW. In November of 2017, they held their first IDEALAB in partnership with 3.1 Phillip Lim and Glenfiddich that featured performances by Amber Coffman, choreographer/dancer Mecca Vazie Andrews in collaboration with poet Morgan Parker, and a conversation between activists Ashlee Marie Preston and Whitney Bell. GIRLSCHOOL has worked with artists including Fiona Apple, Shirley Manson, Karen O, KING, Carrie Brownstein, Nick and Navi, Chelsea Wolfe, Leikeli47, the bird and the bee, Deap Vally, Bleached, BOSCO, Alice Bag, MUNA, Mereba, Caroline Smith, Francisca Valenzuela, Gavin Turek, Best Coast, and many more.