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Sad Grrrls Festival Unveils Gender-Diverse 2017 Lineup

Gender-diverse Aussie event Sad Grrrls Fest is back for another year, and it’s expanding from Sydney and Melbourne into Brisbane for the very first time.

Among the acts set to perform are Canberra-hailing Moaning Lisa, Huntly of Melbourne, Newcastle’s Rachel Maria Cox and Antonia & The Lazy Susans. Each act on the lineup has at least one non-male act on it, and there are also some “secret headliners” yet to be announced, so stay tuned.

Outside of those acts we just mentioned, each date will feature it’s own stellar lineup, which you can check out in full alongside ticket details, below.

Other big changes for 2017 will see the Sydney leg of Sad Grrrls become a licensed all ages event, and there will also be a string of acts headlining all three dates rather than completely separate lineups at each location.

Sad Grrrls Fest 2017 Lineup

All Cities

Secret Headliners TBA

Moaning Lisa


Rachel Maria Cox*

Antonia & The Lazy Susans


Being Jane Lane

Average Art Club


The Delicates

Sleep Club

Emmy Hour (The Cutaways)

Laura Mardon

Cloud Tangle

*Rachel Maria Cox appearing solo in Brisbane


Lady Lash

The Pink Tiles



Fierce Mild



Eilish Gilligan

Jo Neugebauer


Laura Jane Simpson

+ more TBA


The Last Exposure




Marina Mitchell

Dog Dirt

Kate Smith

+ more TBA

Sad Grrrls Fest 2017

Saturday, 4th November

The Brightside, Brisbane (18+)

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 11th November

The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 18th November

The Red Rattler, Sydney (Lic/AA)

Tickets: Official Website

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