The promoter of a controversial concert at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has added a handful of female musicians to the event’s lineup, which was previously criticised for lacking any female artists.
Promoter Garry Peadon of Greenroom Canberra was criticised for a “gross” Facebook comment he made about his event’s formerly all-male lineup, which led headline act Regurgitator and Canberra band Slow Turismo to eventually pull out of the event.
The concert, which is set to commemorate the closure of the ANU Bar, has now had three new bands added to its lineup: female solo artist Pheno; House Of Strangers, which features a female member; and female-fronted rock-pop outfit Betty Alto (pictured), who say they’re “absolutely stoked” to be part of the ANU Finale show.
Following Regurgitator and Slow Turismo’s departure from the event’s lineup, the ANU Student Union came out against Garry Peadon, and called for acts of all genders to join the show’s lineup.
The ANU Bar Finale concert will take place on 17th June.