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What the heck is GRRRL FEST?

GRRRL FEST (GF) is a local female-led festival to officially celebrate International Women's Day in Kirikiriroa-Hamilton, held over the weekend Friday 5 - Sunday 7 March 2021.

Shining the spotlight on female and non-gender conforming artists and talent, GF is providing stages, spaces and places across Kirikiriroa Hamilton for the first ever GF in March 2021.

GF is founded on four major creative cornerstones:


GRRRL FEST 2021 is the first local festival of it's kind to be held in Kirikiriroa-Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Inspired by the RIOT GRRRL punk movement (circa 1990 - Olympia, Washington)
GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is all about celebrating our local female and non-gender-conforming artists and talent, and creating more pride for our creative communities.

GF will be hosting six main events across the festival, coinciding with other femme-focused events around the city including BOON Street Art Festival, Saw Wave and Pecha Kucha.

GRRRL power kicking life back into Hamilton's creative communities

Monday 22 February 2021

Kat Waswo and Lauren Mann have firsthand experience of what it's like to be women in the entertainment industry. The two Hamilton women who have recently completed a Bachelor of Communication at Wintec, have been performers for many years and both agree that "women aren't recognised or respected in the industry".

Read the full story here at Wintec News 

GF is now on Givealittle!

GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is powered by local charity Grrrl Fund Arts Trust (GFAT). To find out more about our mahi and how you can make a donation, you can read more on the ABOUT GF page.