Headlined by hip-hop/rapper Jesswar, the Grrrls to the North tour will come to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns 23 - 26 June.
Banded together as a result of QMusic’s Women in Music QMentorship program, the all female-identifying tour showcases a remarkable mix of talent curated from each region to support Jesswar, including Dizzy Doolan, Maddi & The Hoopers, Colie, Denvah, Bella Mackenzie, Monica Adair, Matilda Duncan, Kayla Gagai and Bellani.
“Spending a lot of time in regional areas growing up I think it’s hard for young people to feel connected to what goes on in the cities – or feel like there’s no opportunities creatively,” said Jesswar, whose trailblazing beats and spitfire vocals won her the 2021 Queensland Music Awards Hip-Hop | Rap Award, the first female to do so in the Awards history.
“I wanna empower the young black and brown creative circles up North, let them know there’s space for you to exist and do what you love.”
Excited to get on the road, artists, mentees, and mentors see this event as an opportunity for regional artists to get much deserved stage time and importantly for people to get out and enjoy their Queensland-made music and venues.
“Programs like QMentorship and the GRRRLS to the North Tour are more important now than ever, as the music industry fights to find its feet in a COVID-19 world,” Says Melania Jack, the Cairns-based Project Management Mentor.
“People are so ready to get back out, have some fun and enjoy their local music scene.”
Each stop on The Grrrls to the North tour is set to be an energetic and eclectic experience, as well as a great opportunity for regional fans to catch Jesswar and support their local scene by seeing the local acts supporting her.
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Banded together as a result of QMusic’s Women in Music QMentorship program, the Grrrls to the North tour headlined by hip-hop/rapper Jesswar, will come to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, and Cairns 23 - 26 June.
Queensland music history was made under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall as some 700 musicians, industry and local music lovers gathered at the sold-out Queensland Music Awards for a well-deserved celebration of the state’s best new music over the last 12 months.