Annabel Kean / Wednesday 7th April, 2021 2:23PM
Attention all tastemakers and underground tune chasers, the lineup for this year’s Loud And Proud Queer Music Festival has landed and it’s a two-day doozy. Hosted by Tāmaki’s Audio Foundation, Loud And Proud showcases a selection of the country’s most exciting LGBTQIA artists, featuring everything from goth-folk to hyper-pop. In its third year of surreal and genre-coining acts, the reliably eye-popping Kraus returns to the bill, as do innovators Amelia Berry and Aaliyah Zionov as "dungeon synth duo" GayBlade. Kuini Qontrol’s Samara Alofa, Che Ebrahim‘s electric solo project bb gurl, and chaos agent Jazmine Mary are just a few examples of the blinding Loud And Proud experience in the works for 2021. Don’t make the mistake of going half-hog this April when you should have gone whole hog – snag a full festival pass asap…
Loud And Proud Queer Music Festival
Friday 16th April – Audio Foundation, Auckland
Featuring… bb gurl, Eden, Elegant World, GayBlade, Jazmine Mary, monoga.my
Saturday 17th April – Audio Foundation, Auckland
Featuring… deepState, Kraus, Samara Alofa, Unisex Fuck Club, Vow Cave, Wellness
Waged, unwaged, and two-day festival tickets available HERE via UTR
All aboard the tiny boat with Jazmine Mary in her otherworldly clip for ‘Dancer’…
Listen to ‘Dnt Care’ from Samara Alofa’s killer debut album Earth Punk!…
From Kraus’ 18th album, dive into the title track ‘A Golden Brain’ and its glitchy, improvised visuals…
Join us for a two-night showcase of Auckland’s experimental and underground LGBTQIA musicians. Auckland’s experimental music scene is rich with diverse performers that have long been disconnected from the mainstream queer community due to the experimental nature of their art. We hope to showcase the best queer performers in the experimental music and noise category so that they may no longer be sidelined.
Queer music is as fluid and diverse as the community it comes from. Queer and trans people have been at the forefront of so many burgeoning musical movements across history, from disco, to rock & roll, to experimental harsh noise. However, many of our most forward-thinking queer musicians find themselves unfortunately sidelined from two directions – on the one hand for their identity, and on the other hand for the uncompromising nature of their art. Please join us for an evening celebrating the diversity and creativity of Auckland’s queer music scene at our city’s premier location for sonic exploration – Audio Foundation.
We are showcasing a hand-picked selection of Auckland’s best experimental, underground, and “out-there” LGBTQIA musicians, across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and genre, including:
Unisex Fuck Club
Expect ear-melting guitar feedback, arcane magic rituals, euphoric hyperpop bangers, Dadaist ballads, surreal soundscapes, and more. Anything goes in this experimental free for all, and we can’t wait to blow you away.
Friday 16 April @ Audio Foundation, 8PM
Saturday 17 April @ Audio Foundation, 6PM
$15 unwaged // $20 waged on the door or $25 for both nights via presale