In celebration of this years International Women's Day on Thursday March 8, Burleigh Brewing Co. have announced a new female-centric music festival Daisy Went Crazy on the following Saturday March 10. From the Organisers of Hey Sunshine, Daisy Went Crazy is designed to showcase and advocate for females in music. Daisy will include 'babes in bands', with all bands chosen having the minimum requirement of at least one female to take part, showcasing a number of all-girl bands, solo artists and mixed acts as well as special guests- Israeli 'Chicks' Jazz Trio and 8 Mile Yacht Club DJ Collective.
Daisy Went Crazy is stoked to be showcasing Tassie's indie-pop dynamo and triple j favourite, Maddy Jane as the headliner; joined by Rackett, Ivey, Mylee, The Milkshakes, Galaxy Girls, Sophie Ozard, No Frills Twins and The Delicates. Daisy Went Crazy will be supporting the local music scene, with many of the billed acts coming from the local Gold Coast area and Northern NSW.
After her debut track 'Drown it Out' Maddy Jane has only been moving up in the industry, supporting the likes of Tash Sultana, Kingswood and Harry Styles as well as high rotation on triple j for 'No Other Way' and 'Sorry'. With her debut EP due out in February, now more than ever is the perfect time for her first headlining festival slot with her full band.
Daisy Went Crazy will also feature market stalls, food trucks and a photography exhibition by Shenna Heard, showcasing her local surf and music scene photographs. Gold Coast painter Amber Kingi will also be displaying her artwork and will be completing a live painting, which will be raffled off to raise money for One Girl, an Australian based charity doing vital work to improve education outcomes in Sierra Leone. In a part of the world where girls are more likely to be forced into a marriage as a child then go into highschool, One Girl works relentlessly to increase education participation and retention rates as well as post-qualifications for young girls living in these conditions. Daisy urges patrons to buy a raffle ticket and give generously- 'To Educate girls, is to reduce poverty' (former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan).
Tickets are available now for $40 via the festival's official website- www.daisywentcrazy.com