Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Ladyfest Ottawa 2007 does it up phat'n'funny for its 6th birthday bash!

September 20-23

Masia One, Eekwol, Kickers, Catriona Sturton, and Holly Prazoff to headline Maverick's, Barrymore's and Endhits

Ottawa, ON - Ladyfest Ottawa, the capital's premiere women's music and arts festival, is thrilled to announce its 6-year anniversary festival line-up taking place in downtown Ottawa September 20-23 2007.

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007 kicks off its four-day celebration on Thursday, September 20, at Mavericks with live-wire performances by Toronto's Katie Stelmanis, Ottawa's Hollowtip Hearts and Montreal's Kickers.

Friday night spotlights the female face of hip-hop, also at Maverick's, with local slam poet Stargazer, Eekwol, a Native rapper from Saskatoon, hot Toronto emcee Masia One, and a dance party with DJ L'oqenz.

On Saturday, September 22, Doll and Catriona Sturton rock the afternoon away at an all ages Endhits basement show.

Over at Barrymore's on Saturday evening, Ladyfest Ottawa joins forces with the Ottawa International Animation Festival to present "Animated Women and Chicks and Giggles", an evening of female-flavoured animation, featuring shorts by Signe Baumane (NYC), Joanna Quinn (UK), and Janet Perlman (Mtl), followed by the hilarity of Much Music "Video on Trial"'s Holly Prazoff and comedic partner Inessa Frantowski (Toronto).

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007's (in)famous workshops take place all day at Jack Purcell Community Centre. Topics include the ever popular "I'm Coming! Guide to the Female Orgasm", hosted by Venus Envy, "Write Here, Write Now: A Guide to Blogs, Zines and Self-Publishing", with local writers/bloggers Megan Butcher and Jennifer Whiteford, "What the Eff am I Signing?! Clever Girls' Guide to Copyright and Contract Law", offered by feminist law firm Galldin Liew, and "Cyberselling", with Brooklyn-based clothing designer Supayana.

Also on Saturday at Jack Purcell is our fierce and fabulous "Not Your Grandma's Craft Sale", featuring gorgeous goods from crafters from Ottawa, Montreal and nearby!

And to close it out on Sunday, September 23, at Capital Music Rehearsal, Ladyfest Ottawa is delighted to present "Rock Camp For Girls", a chance for the next generation to learn to play instruments, as taught by women musicians. Registration for the Rock Camp is required.

Six years on, Ladyfest Ottawa has become a clear leader in showcasing emerging women in the arts. Ladyfest Ottawa is a non-profit, primarily women-organized and volunteer-driven music and arts festival that is open to everyone. Ladyfest Ottawa spotlights the diversity of women's artistic expression through the avenues of music, performance, and film and video. among others.

Unique to Ottawa's arts festivals, LFO also prides itself on its commitment to sharing skills, talents and knowledge through its' workshops and panels.

For more information, including our full schedule please visit www.ladyfestottawa.com or email ladyfestottawa@gmail.com.

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007 is happily sponsored by Vrtucar, Shameless Magazine, CHUO 89.1 FM, Capital Music Rehearsal, VIARail, punkottawa.com , and MotherTongue Books.


For photos or a hard copy of our press kit, please email ladyfestottawapress@gmail.com
or call (613) 788-3218.


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