Line-up /Peaches, Tanya Tagaq, Isis Salam, _Lynx, B-Traits, Betti Forde, Librarian, She, Tank Girl, Lady Lane: The_Nomadic Nomad, Blondtron, Cris Derksen, Zenobia, DJ Tapes, Lady Lane, Miss M, Just Sheila, Bles-sed, The Square Root of Evil, Miss Innocent, JB The First Lady, JNL, DJ Veronica
Utopia Festival celebrates 'Women in Digital Culture' with the biggest lineup of women electronic artists ever to hit a stage in Western Canada! Utopia's showcase features 25 artists + 3 rooms | Electro | hiphop | bass | plus a daytime program making this an epic weekend!
CONFIRMED ARTISTS: Peaches, Tanya Tagaq, Isis Salam, Cris Derksen, Betti Forde, B-Traits, Librarian, Lynx, Zenobia, She, Blondtron, Lady Lane, Tank Girl, Miss M, Just Sheila, JB The First Lady, Bles-sed, The Square Root of Evil, JNL, Tapes, Miss Innocent, DJ Veronica + more TBA. Media artists include VJ Electrabelle, Julie Gendron, Sebnem Ozpeta, Claudia Medina, Krista Lomax, Charity Marsh + more TBA.
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE http://utopiafestival.eventbrite.com/
TICKET OUTLETS: Beatstreet, Little Sister's, Puff, Zulu, People's Coop Bookstore, The Fall, and W2 events at W2 Storyeum (151 W Cordova) and office (#250-111 W Hastings—next to London Drug's).
We appreciate your support for this grassroots event by sharing with Facebook and Twitter updates! hashtag #W2Utopia
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\The Festival coincides with the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day and its theme: 100 Women, 100 Artworks. Utopia Festival proceeds support W2's Second Annual Girls Creative Tech Summer Camps (8-14 years) taking place July 2011.
Check out this Utopia Festival background article from Jackie Wong at Granville Online http://www.granvilleonline.ca/arts-and-culture/festivals/utopia-women-djs-vancouver-w2
Utopia Festival is produced by W2 Community Media Arts Society, and curated by Betti Forde, Librarian, Niña Mendoza, and Irwin Oostindie.
UTOPIA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
Saturday, March 5, 2011
• Purchase a Festival wristband for the daytime conference and workshops. http://utopiafestival.eventbrite.com/
• Registration table opens 9am
• All levels of experience welcome. From learners to pros!
• Youth 13-18 welcome 9am-9pm
• Childcare provided on-site 9am-10pm. Register RSVP@creativetechnology.org
• While the Conference and workshops are women only, men are invited to attend the Mobile Dance Party and evening programs.
9am-12noon Music Maker Workshops
12:30-2pm Mobile Dance Party. If i can't dance i don't want to be part of your revolution! Meet at Broadway Skytrain, head down Commercial Drive. It's the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day so we'll rock the streets with a Mobile Dance Party with some of your favourite DJs down Commercial Drive! then back to W2 Storyeum for the Conference with 150 women and amazing guests.
2-8pm Conference & Reception
8:00-10:30 Evening Event features Peaches keynote talk, Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen, JB The First Lady and First Nations hip hop artists. Also presenting are Vancouver women writers, programmed in association with W2's Real Vancouver Writers Series (curated by Nikki Reimer and Sean Cranbury.)
10:30-late Showcase with 3 rooms of sound....
Electro / Hip Hop / Rock
Tanya Tagaq (NWT)
A'cappella / Experimental / Folk
Isis Salam (Toronto) formerly of Thunderheist
Disco House / New Wave / Pop
Electronica / Folk / Indie
Drum & Bass / Electronica / Rap
Betti Forde (Vancouver/Toronto)
Alternative / Electro / Other
Dub / Hip Hop / Bass
Funk / Hip Hop / House
Tank Girl (Vancouver)
Lady Lane: The Nomadic Nomad (Brooklyn/Vancouver)
Afro-Brazilian / Electro / Soul
Club / Crunk / Electro
Classical / Crunk / Indie
Hip Hop / Jazz / Soul
Experimental / Improvised / Other
The Square Root of Evil
Electronica / Other / Techno
Genre: Electronica / Techno / Trance
JB The First Lady
Hip Hop / R&B
Media artists VJ Electrabelle, Julie Gendron, Sebnem Ozpeta, Claudia Medina, Krista Lomax + more TBA.
+ + + coming soon!
Utopia Now Internship
Pre-Festival: March 1-4, 2011, 12-5pm
Production and creation sessions providing mentored training for 20 interested women volunteers with a 4-day work experience building the festival. Send a paragraph explaining your interest to: email@example.com
Thursday, Feb 17, 7-8:30pm W2 Storyeum. Bevvies & Pizza.
Call for workshop proposals; DJs and live PA; media art performers & installations for this showcase
of electronic leaders and emerging artists. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call W2 office:
Tickets: Showcase $26 advance/$30 door; Festival wristband $49
at Beatstreet, Little Sister's, Puff (X3), Zulu, People's Coop Bookstore, The Fall, W2 and online http://utopiafestival.eventbrite.com/