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'Milk & Honey Festival' to tour the country for International Women's Day celebration

Wednesday 9 January 2019

'Milk & Honey Festival' to tour the country for International Women's Day celebration

The highly-anticipated 'Milk & Honey Festival' will be hitting New Zealand this 8 March, in celebration of International Women's Day 2019. Over 20 of Aotearoa's finest female artists will gather to perform shows at Auckland's Whammy Bar, Eden Terrace's Powerstation, Wellington's Club 121 and Christchurch's Blue Smoke.

The team behind 'Milk and Honey' are Elemeno P singer, Lani Purkis and award-winning artist manager, Teresa Patterson. The two have a wealth of music industry experience between them—from management, promotion, and booking, to performing, teaching, and mentoring. Whilst working on other projects over the past 12 months, they began thinking about how wonderful it would be to create a series of shows where the majority of musicians and crew were women, and decided it was the perfect goal for International Women's Day 2019.

They both have three key aims for this year's festival and these are:
- To celebrate the incredibly talented women who work in all facets of the New Zealand music industry;
- To make female artists and crew visible to younger women, and encourage them to see many different possible roles they could find for themselves in the music industry;
- To provide a safe, inclusive, respectful festival and gig environment.

"We really wanted to create something where younger girls and women have someone to look up to and aspire to, and something where women are very clearly visible in all parts of the event." - Lani Purkis and Teresa Patterson, Milk & Honey Festival Organisers

"I'm so excited to be part of the inaugural 'Milk & Honey Festival'. We're going to blast the roof off The Powerstation with this powerhouse line-up! What a way to celebrate International Women's Day." - Tami Neilson

"We are super pumped to be part of 'Milk & Honey'! It's been a while since we played and we couldn't be more excited to take part in this festival celebrating our wāhine toa on International Women's Day." - The Sami Sisters

Grab your tickets now and witness Milk & Honey Festival's amazing all-women line-up rule NZ stages this March!