PSA: There will be no boys allowed on triple j this Thursday.
As per its yearly tradition, the broadcaster is bringing “girls to the front” in honour of International Women’s Day, with the music industry’s fiercest females taking over all of your regularly scheduled programming.
Shining the spotlight on sisterhood – which is something that often gets trodden on in the dude-dominated music industry – the J’s will be showcasing nothing but their fave female-identifying artists, presenters and commentators all day long.
According to a statement from the ABC, Hack on Thursday arvo will also put “the status of women in the Australian music industry” under the magnifying glass, while prominent artists will “shout out the women who have inspired them to make music”.
The female-fuelled festivities will also kick on over at Double J as well, with the station to host a special at midday.
Its Girls to the Front: Exchange feature will present a wide-ranging chat between musicians Alex the Astronaut and Lindy Morrison, which will cover “their careers, their experiences in the music industry and their passion for music and for seeing more girls come to the front”.
Triple J has confirmed its boss lady programming plans to Music Feeds, and will reveal more specifics later in the week.
UPDATE: Triple J has updated us on their plans, announcing that the station’s Assistant Music Director Gemma Pike will be programming music by female artists, whether voiced by or as part of the band, brought to you by presenters Sally & Erica with Brooke Boney on Breakfast, Linda Marigliano on Mornings, Nat Tencic on Music News, Karla Ranby on Lunch, Gen Fricker — with co-hosts Montaigne and Jess Perkins — on Drive, Alice Matthews on Hack, Bridget Hustwaite on Good Nights, Uppy Chatterjee on Home & Hosed and Michelle Grace Hunder & Sose Fuamoli on the Hip Hop Show.
While artists Alex Lahey, Amy Shark, Gordi, Meg Mac, and more will be talking up the women who inspire them. Details below.