Scene News: Sad Grrrls Fest 2016 Announce Markets & Newcastle Sideshow

With only a month to go until Australia’s Largest Female-Fronted Music Festival, Sad Grrrls Club have announced details of the curated market stalls that will be appearing at Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne on October 1st and Sad Grrrls Fest Sydney on October 8th. On top of that, they’ve also announced a Sad Grrrls Fest Sideshow in Newcastle, featuring Sydney’s BANDINTEXAS, as well as local acts Hey Lady!Jen Buxton and more.

The Newcastle show sees Sydney four-piece Bandintexas playing alongside a stacked lineup of Novocastrian artists including; Hey Lady!Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse FiveCodi Kaye and Aitah. The free show is sandwiched in between the Melbourne and Sydney dates, taking place on Thursday October 6th at The Hamilton Station Hotel.

Adding to an already jam-packed day, Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne will see market stalls being held by LISTENGirls Rock! Melbourne, Jewellery by Snacks, Prani and Crafts & Rec, and zines by Orenda Magazine and Sensitive Adult Daily, who are putting together a Sad Grrrls Fest special edition. There will also be artwork for sale by Draw By Four. The Reverence Hotel Kitchen will also be serving festival food through the day, including their famous vegan options.

In Sydney, Crafts and Rec will be returning for a second year, with their feminist jewellery and patches, Cat and The Crow will be selling their unique cross-stitch artwork, pins and apparel by Stern Face, zines by Subbed In and jewellery by Haus Of Dizzy.

For all the information, and tickets, head to

Sad Grrrls Fest Newcastle Sideshow Thursday October 6th, 8:30pm

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

Free Entry, 18+


Hey Lady!

Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five

Codi Kaye



Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne  Saturday October 1st, 2pm

The Reverence Hotel, Footscray

$40, Tickets from, 18+


Jess Ribeiro

Camp Cope

Simona Castricum

Alex Lahey

Miss Destiny

Dark Fair

Kt Spit

Claws & Organs

Beloved Elk

The Girl Fridas

Chelsea Bleach

Shiny Coin

Denim Owl


Acoustic Artists:

Rin McArdle (SA)

Rachel Maria Cox (NSW)

Stellar Addiction (NSW)

Samara Cullen

Sandy Hsu

Eli Cash

Jo Neugebauer

Market Stalls by:

The Rev Kitchen


Girls Rock! Melbourne


Jewellery by Prani

Orenda Magazine

Sensitive Adult Daily

Crafts & Rec

Draw By Four

Kustom Koncepts Airbrush Art


Sad Grrrls Fest Sydney  Saturday October 8th, 2pm

The Factory Floor, Marrickville

$40, Tickets from, 18+

Le Pie

Coda Conduct

Twin Caverns

Missing Children

DJ Claire Knight (Fingertips)

Bow & Arrow

Julia Why?

Dawn Laird


Astrid Zeman (VIC)

Jackie Brown Jr.

La Vif

Morning TV

Annais Paris


Yon Plume DJs

Acoustic Artists:

Emma Dean (QLD)

Stellar Addiction

Hannah Robinson




Antonia Susan

Dog Dirt

Market Stalls by:

Crafts & Rec

Cat & The Crow

Stern Face

Haus Of Dizzy

Subbed In

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