Looking for musical talent

From an Australian Punjabi electronic musician to a punk metal trio, this year’s Holler Fest will have something for everyone.

After a long hiatus after the inaugural event, Holler Fest returns for the 2022 event on Saturday, August 13 from 2 p.m. until late at the Westwood Hotel in Footscray.

Event organizers Chloe Morgan (she/her) and Ebony Rattle (they) are preparing to host 17 bands on two stages for the event, which members of the LGBTQIA+ community are organizing for the LGBTQI+ community to highlight showcasing the musical talents of women and non-binary artists.

“100% of groups have at least one female or non-binary member,” Ms. Morgan said.

The event will split all profits generated from the event between the Dhadjowa Foundation, which provides strategic, coordinated and culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose loved ones have died in custody, and the National Network of Funds Abortion Program, which aims to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access in the United States.

Ms Morgan said the event aims to be accessible to everyone, with tickets available between $22 and $53.

“People are able to pay what they can afford,” she said.

The Westwood Hotel is also wheelchair accessible and has an accessible bathroom.

Details: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/holler-fest-2022-at-hotel-westwood-tickets-383775973267, www.dhadjowa.com.au Where abortionfunds.org

Matthew Sims