New Manchester event No Man's Land fights back with diverse lineup

Organised out of anger and disappointment at the continued lack of female acts on festival lineups, No Man's Land is set to put the hottest non-male artists in the spotlight.

Hitting up Manchester's YES on Saturday 14th August 2021, are London punks Qlowski, Glaswegian riot grrrl gang Brat Coven, plus trio bigfatbig, chill-pop singer Jess Fitz, Manchester grunge outfit The Wine Fund, and Leeds singer-songwriter Laeeqa.

Drag queen Ash Kenazi, drummer of Happyness, is hosting the one-dayer.

The organisers have also joined forces with Safe Gigs For Women, which aims to create a safer environment for female gig-goers, with money made from ticket sales going directly to the organisation.

The team behind the event have said: “No Man’s Land was born from anger about the lack of gender diversity on festival lineups, we’re really excited to be a force for change. Partnering with Safe Gigs For Women felt like an obvious choice to make, their work resonates within us all. With a full women/non-binary lineup, No Man’s Land is here for chaos.”

More acts will be confirmed in due course.

Limited early bird tickets (£12.50 plus fees) go on sale on Friday 30th April via SeeTickets.

To learn more about Safe Gigs For Women's work head to