Space Girls Launches Stellar Lineup / by Kylie Cobb

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All systems are go as the annual, all-female contemporary music festival, Space Girls, today announces a stellar lineup for its Queensland Satellite Party on Friday, 13 September.

Lifting off in T-Minus 29 Days : 7 hours : 15 minutes, the 2019 Space Girls event will be MC’d by Double J’s Sarah Howells and features indie rock guitar slinger, Jaguar Jonze; award-winning electro-pop artists, Ella Fence and DOOLIE; breakthrough Indigenous DJ , Dameeeela; Aus-Fijian singer songwriter Andrea Kirwin; looping pop harpist, ELSKA; and folk-pop sibling act, The Dennis Sisters.

The brainchild of Australian fashion designer, Cindy Vogels (who most notably dressed Lady Gaga), Space Girls was born from years of working in the music industry with “incredibly talented women, who all too often aren’t given enough space in festival billing and building.”

“We’ve seen awesome conversation and initiatives addressing the underrepresentation of women recently and are starting to see some real change. But there is still much work to be done,” said Ms Vogels from her Gympie-based studio. 

“The line up we've programmed is a celebration of women in music from an exciting range of genres with diverse backgrounds too.”

Blasting onto the National music industry radar last year, headliner Jaguar Jonze said, “I am constantly inspired by powerhouse females around me - behind the scenes in the industry, in art, in music and in the home, so I feel honoured to be headlining Space Girls. The band and I can't wait to be amongst an amazing lineup of talented creatives.”

Co-founder and accomplished young film maker Jazmyn Bowman, said the Space Girls Satellite Party is a launchpad to building a sustainable, full scale outdoor festival that will become “a must-see on the Australian festival calendar.”

“You can’t be what you can’t see, and we are so excited to do our part in transforming the conversation into one galactic realisation that women have a well-earned space in the spotlight!”

“It’s time to take up more space, girls.”

The Space Girls Festival: Satellite Party is an all-ages event open to all for a celebration of 100% women-led production, programming and performance, 13 September, 4-11pm at Gympie Civic Centre.

Tickets are on sale now at spacegirlsfestival.com for $22 concession/ $35 full price with kids 10 and under FREE!

Full 2019 Space Girls Festival Satellite Party Lineup

Jaguar Jonze

Ella Fence 

DOOLIE 

Andrea Kirwin • ELSKA • The Dennis Sisters 

Dameeeela (Guest DJ)

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Artists and organisers are available for interviews and photographs.
Please direct all media enquiries to Kylie Cobb on kylie@kittykittybangbang.com.au M: 0402 434 523


APPROVED IMAGES + BIOS

JAGUAR JONZE  Jaguar Jonze crafts songs of melancholic beauty woven with gun slinging guitar lines and a strikingly rich, yet intimate voice. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, Jaguar Jonze is as eclectic as her cultural upbringing. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the project stems from the mind of Deena Lynch (Queensland Music Award’s Most Promising Female Songwriter 2016). Jonze has spent the last 2 years between bunkering in a basement of Brisbane and a studio in the concrete jungle of Jakarta to harness a body of work that is nostalgic yet distinctive. From here comes Jonze’s debut single ‘You Got Left Behind’ – a driving, upbeat song suspended delicately above a breathtakingly haunting undercurrent.

JAGUAR JONZE
Jaguar Jonze crafts songs of melancholic beauty woven with gun slinging guitar lines and a strikingly rich, yet intimate voice. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, Jaguar Jonze is as eclectic as her cultural upbringing. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the project stems from the mind of Deena Lynch (Queensland Music Award’s Most Promising Female Songwriter 2016). Jonze has spent the last 2 years between bunkering in a basement of Brisbane and a studio in the concrete jungle of Jakarta to harness a body of work that is nostalgic yet distinctive. From here comes Jonze’s debut single ‘You Got Left Behind’ – a driving, upbeat song suspended delicately above a breathtakingly haunting undercurrent.

ELLA FENCE   Award winning musician, Ella Fence, is a young female singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who came to the attention of the local and international music world after graduating from the QLD Conservatorium of Music and releasing her debut single, “Hunter” (2016), which has now racked up over 1 million streams and features on multiple curated playlists. Ella has performed in the USA, Berlin, France, Norway, England (Great Escape Festival), Canada (Canadian Music Week),and across Australia. Ella toured nationally consolidating a fanbase on The Gold Coast with feature performances at BLEACH* Festival, Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast Music Awards. Ella’s first single, “Don’t Feed The Monster”, from her forthcoming album is already racking up radio spins and streams.

ELLA FENCE
Award winning musician, Ella Fence, is a young female singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who came to the attention of the local and international music world after graduating from the QLD Conservatorium of Music and releasing her debut single, “Hunter” (2016), which has now racked up over 1 million streams and features on multiple curated playlists. Ella has performed in the USA, Berlin, France, Norway, England (Great Escape Festival), Canada (Canadian Music Week),and across Australia. Ella toured nationally consolidating a fanbase on The Gold Coast with feature performances at BLEACH* Festival, Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast Music Awards. Ella’s first single, “Don’t Feed The Monster”, from her forthcoming album is already racking up radio spins and streams.

DOOLIE  Blending pop, RnB and electronica, singer-songwriter DOOLIE (Doolie Shadforth) is riding high after an extraordinary 2018 featuring on releases from Paces (‘Don’t Run’) and POOLCLVB (‘Freefall’) and performing live at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Big Pineapple. 2019 has seen the release of ‘2:20’, a song co-written with Melbourne producer GXNXVS (Lastlings, Banoffee, OKBADLANDS) ft. Charlie Threads. Threads. ‘2:20’; is the first taste of new music from DOOLIE since her 2017 single ‘KØLD’, which saw support from triple J, triple J Unearthed and Rage. DOOLIE’s latest track, ‘Attention’, has just been added to Triple J rotation and Spotify curated playlists.

DOOLIE
Blending pop, RnB and electronica, singer-songwriter DOOLIE (Doolie Shadforth) is riding high after an extraordinary 2018 featuring on releases from Paces (‘Don’t Run’) and POOLCLVB (‘Freefall’) and performing live at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Big Pineapple. 2019 has seen the release of ‘2:20’, a song co-written with Melbourne producer GXNXVS (Lastlings, Banoffee, OKBADLANDS) ft. Charlie Threads. Threads. ‘2:20’; is the first taste of new music from DOOLIE since her 2017 single ‘KØLD’, which saw support from triple J, triple J Unearthed and Rage. DOOLIE’s latest track, ‘Attention’, has just been added to Triple J rotation and Spotify curated playlists.

DAMEEEELA  Dameeeela is the dynamic DJ you’ve been waiting for. Playing hip-hop, electronic and distinctive rap cuts that infuse the dance floor, you’ll instantly know who’s behind the decks. An Indigenous DJ and a mainstay of the Brisbane club scene, Dameeeela started out connecting with the city through community radio station 4ZZZ, where she’s hosted shows for over three years. She currently runs ‘Pass The Aux’, which has been praised as an innovative tastemaker platform for all things hip-hop. Having already DJ’d at Splendour In The Grass, Laneway Festival and Listen Out as well as supporting A$AP Rocky, Anderson Paak and Charli XCX, Dameeeela’s sets are ones not to be missed.

DAMEEEELA
Dameeeela is the dynamic DJ you’ve been waiting for. Playing hip-hop, electronic and distinctive rap cuts that infuse the dance floor, you’ll instantly know who’s behind the decks. An Indigenous DJ and a mainstay of the Brisbane club scene, Dameeeela started out connecting with the city through community radio station 4ZZZ, where she’s hosted shows for over three years. She currently runs ‘Pass The Aux’, which has been praised as an innovative tastemaker platform for all things hip-hop. Having already DJ’d at Splendour In The Grass, Laneway Festival and Listen Out as well as supporting A$AP Rocky, Anderson Paak and Charli XCX, Dameeeela’s sets are ones not to be missed.

ANDREA KIRWIN  Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter With Australian/Fijian roots, Andrea weaves melodies and story telling lyrics together to create a rich tapestry much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village. Her music is an earthy blend of Folk, Roots, hip hop, funk, reggae and soul, however it is her smooth laid-back vocal tones that make each song come alive. Andrea has self-produced 3 Albums under her own Record Label, Peace Run Records. Andrea has performed all around the country in some of the smallest bars in country towns, to Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Fairbridge Festival (WA), Echuca Winterblues (VIC) and many more.

ANDREA KIRWIN
Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter With Australian/Fijian roots, Andrea weaves melodies and story telling lyrics together to create a rich tapestry much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village. Her music is an earthy blend of Folk, Roots, hip hop, funk, reggae and soul, however it is her smooth laid-back vocal tones that make each song come alive. Andrea has self-produced 3 Albums under her own Record Label, Peace Run Records. Andrea has performed all around the country in some of the smallest bars in country towns, to Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Fairbridge Festival (WA), Echuca Winterblues (VIC) and many more.

ELSKA  Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, award winning Gold Coast artist ELSKA has redefined the humble harp - marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance. The freshly crowned WINNER for People's Choice at the  2019 Gold Coast Music Awards , ELSKA loops captivating melodies with rhythmic harp beats - infusing her soulful vocal into a meander of moments we can all relate to in life and love.

ELSKA
Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, award winning Gold Coast artist ELSKA has redefined the humble harp - marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance. The freshly crowned WINNER for People's Choice at the 2019 Gold Coast Music Awards, ELSKA loops captivating melodies with rhythmic harp beats - infusing her soulful vocal into a meander of moments we can all relate to in life and love.

THE DENNIS SISTERS  Folk-pop duo, The Dennis Sisters, is made up of Tiana on guitar and Briannah on bass. Beginning their songwriting in their early teens after a long period of chronic illness which prevented them from attending school, the sisters have since performed at some of Australia’s leading music festivals including Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth, Groundwater and Caloundra Music Festival, steadily attracting fans with their charismatic performances, catchy original songs, engaging audience banter and maturity beyond their years. Their debut single ‘Find Me’ charted at #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts, and received Highly Commended at the Queensland Music Awards 2018.

THE DENNIS SISTERS
Folk-pop duo, The Dennis Sisters, is made up of Tiana on guitar and Briannah on bass. Beginning their songwriting in their early teens after a long period of chronic illness which prevented them from attending school, the sisters have since performed at some of Australia’s leading music festivals including Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth, Groundwater and Caloundra Music Festival, steadily attracting fans with their charismatic performances, catchy original songs, engaging audience banter and maturity beyond their years. Their debut single ‘Find Me’ charted at #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts, and received Highly Commended at the Queensland Music Awards 2018.


SPACE GIRLS FOUNDERS

CINDY VOGELS   Cindy Vogels is a costume designer and artistic director with a difference, venturing into dynamic collaborations the world over. Vogels has built a unique reputation working with emerging and established female music artists of every genre.  She connects closely with the artists unique story and co-designs customized wardrobes that reflect their individuality for film clips, live performance and red-carpet moments. Cindy’s most notable career moments include creating a millinery masterpiece for Lady gaga and presenting her handcrafted millinery at ‘London Fashion Week’.  Vogels is an active producer / creative director and founder of CollabAnation, a live arts performance movement promoting creative collaboration across Australia. She is a founding co-director of Space Girls a vibrant new festival committed to delivering 100% female programmed events.   cindyvogels.com/    racyandlucky.com

CINDY VOGELS

Cindy Vogels is a costume designer and artistic director with a difference, venturing into dynamic collaborations the world over. Vogels has built a unique reputation working with emerging and established female music artists of every genre.

She connects closely with the artists unique story and co-designs customized wardrobes that reflect their individuality for film clips, live performance and red-carpet moments. Cindy’s most notable career moments include creating a millinery masterpiece for Lady gaga and presenting her handcrafted millinery at ‘London Fashion Week’.

Vogels is an active producer / creative director and founder of CollabAnation, a live arts performance movement promoting creative collaboration across Australia. She is a founding co-director of Space Girls a vibrant new festival committed to delivering 100% female programmed events.

cindyvogels.com/
racyandlucky.com

JAZMYN BOWMAN   Jazmyn Bowman is a filmmaker and dynamic young entrepreneur. Jazmyn has founded two distinct film and photography brands, both of which have garnered national and international clients.  She creates intelligent, dimensional art. Jazmyn is enthusiastically collecting notable career events such as having her film clips rotate on both American and Australian television networks, receiving the Judges Choice award at the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Young Achiever Finalist status 2018 and being commissioned to create a short film for International Women's Week 2018.   Jazmyn is the founder and head filmmaker at Aesthete Film and Photography, her Wedding centered brand, as well as Jazmyn Produces, her freelance music and creative industries based brand. She is a founding co-director of Space Girls Festival, a 100% female programmed music and culture festival based in regional South East Queensland.     www.aesthetefilmandphotography.com   www.facebook.com/jazmynproduces

JAZMYN BOWMAN

Jazmyn Bowman is a filmmaker and dynamic young entrepreneur. Jazmyn has founded two distinct film and photography brands, both of which have garnered national and international clients.

She creates intelligent, dimensional art. Jazmyn is enthusiastically collecting notable career events such as having her film clips rotate on both American and Australian television networks, receiving the Judges Choice award at the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Young Achiever Finalist status 2018 and being commissioned to create a short film for International Women's Week 2018.

Jazmyn is the founder and head filmmaker at Aesthete Film and Photography, her Wedding centered brand, as well as Jazmyn Produces, her freelance music and creative industries based brand. She is a founding co-director of Space Girls Festival, a 100% female programmed music and culture festival based in regional South East Queensland.


www.aesthetefilmandphotography.com
www.facebook.com/jazmynproduces



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