The Future is Female, Just Ask Girlschool

Girlschool: Bringing Gender Equality to Center Stage February 2 – 4 at L.A.’s Bootleg Theatre.

The Spotify Binge: you look for one artist, it sucks you in, but then it gives you so many delights along the way.

While on a recent Spotify Binge we found the link to Girlschool and clicked and clicked and clicked. We need this right now.

GIRLSCHOOL  is a Los Angeles-based music and ideas festival and intentional community that celebrates and connects women-identified artists, leaders, and voices. Founded by former classically-trained violinist Anna Bulbrook (band member, the Airborne Toxic Event; violinist, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Beyoncé’s LEMONADE, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and more) in response to how few women she saw onstage in the alternative rock and festival worlds, GIRLSCHOOL has grown into an empowering and interdisciplinary network of people who believe that our light only shines more brightly together. 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 two annual sold-out, women-led, three-day music and ideas festivals in Los Angeles, and in 2017 partnered with TOMS to bring a third at-capacity capsule festival to SXSW in March ’17. In addition, Girlschool works with different partners throughout the year to present creative, interdisciplinary women-forward experiences on the forefront of culture.


This year’s Girlschool will benefit WriteGirl.Org – Within a community of women writers, WriteGirl promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls.


February 2 – 4


Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

TICKETS – get a weekend pass!


Shirley Manson + The Girlschool Choir, Jay Som, Kristin Kontrol presents Colors + The Kids, Mereba, Moon Honey, FAARROW, Boyfriend, Amber Coffman, Lauren Ruth Ward, Low Leaf, Soccer Mommy, Akua, Pinky Pinky, A.W., Mary Lattimore, Nick + Navi, Drum & Lace, Desi Mo, Chelsea Jade, Polartropica


Keynote Conversation with Carrie Brownstein, Sunday School: A reading by Shauna Barbosa, Muriel Leung, Monica Sok, Rocio Carlos, and Morgan Parker, curated by Jack Jones Literary Arts, Talking Circle by STRONGER, Hashtags Into Action: How To Turn Social Media Activism Into Real Change led by Whitney Bell (Panel) feat. Ashlee Marie Preston and Vera Papisova, Representation in the Music Industry (Panel), This Is How I Feel: Top-Lining as Truth-Telling by MUNA + more TBA


DJs DJ Ms Jck, Zuri Adia, Rituals of Mine, Kim + The Created, Photo Booth by Nasty Gal + Gif Party, Art by Elise Mesner Photography + more TBA


Nasty Gal, Noisey, MS Events Production, Bedrock.LA, Bootleg Theater, Sid the Cat Presents

Thanks to GirlSchool, we’re new fans of the sultry smooth Marian Mereba and her latest “Living on a Dream” track featuring Doug E. Fresh. …ooh ladi dadi (sorry, we had to.)

Thought we would leave you with this image…the music future is female. Thanks, Girlschool.