The biggest edition of the A State of Trance tour, taking place on March 31st in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, will include a female-only stage. Not just the DJ’s and singers, but also the entire tech crew are female.
Armin Van Buuren believes that the future of dance will involve a much bigger female influence, he was recently quoted by Armada Music that ”Women have a great taste in music and some can DJ pretty good. I’m still surprised that most of today’s dance music scene is ruled by men only and I’m not the only one sharing that opinion. It’s been a long time frustration that out of the 100 most popular DJ’s, only a few are female. And we all know there’s no atmosphere without women in the crowd! If you scare away the women, you can be pretty sure you’ll scare away the men as well. So I’ve decided to dedicate a whole stage to female DJ’s and artists only. Even the VJ, MC and stage-manager have to be female. You will see this will bring a special atmosphere. It would be a great thing if at least 15% of the DJ MAG top 100 in 2013 are female!”
In South Africa, Holly and The Woods will be headlining at Pink Girls Fest on the 22nd of March at the Malonjeni Guest Farm near Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the second year running as South Africa’s unique woman-only festival. The four day festival will see fellow musicians such as Karen Zoid, Toya Delazy, Chix with Stix and Margaret’s Daughter perform in both Johannesburg and Durban.
Having just recently released their new single “Surrender”, Holly & The Woods has made the single available for free download on their website, www.hollyandthewoods.com.
Holly & The Woods – Surrender by hollyandthewoods
ASOT 550 World Tour, Den Bosch, 31 March 2012
FEMALE STATE line-up:
DJ’S Claudia Cazacu Kristina Sky Lisa Lashes Miss Nine Nifra Sophie Sugar Vicky Devine
SINGERS Ana Criado Aruna Betsie Larkin Emma Hewitt Jaren Jwaydan
Check www.astateoftrance.com for more info on Armin and all female artists.
Pink GirlFest WOMEN ONLY festival 22 – 25 March 2012 Malonjeni Guest Farm, Gauteng, South Africa
13 Performing artists Karen Zoid, Toya DeLazy, Chix with Stix, Naledi King, Holly and the Woods, Margaret’s Daughter, Attack of the Strawberries, Aneva, Karien Stander, Splinter Town, Androgeny (Drag Kings), Kellyn Coetzee (Comedian) and a Fashion Show.
Clubbing with 13 top DJ’s: Proudly sponsored by Fabulush DJ school; DJ Lindi Lush, DJ NiqiB, DJ Lizz Vox, DJ Lady Mo, DJ Lara T, DJ Stacy, DJ Cheecky Cherry, DJ Simistri, Lil Miss Trouble, Nat Alley Cat. With DJ Lee Smallz (Jhb) and DJ Jeanine (Dbn).