The GIRL SCHOOL 2018 lineup has arrived less than a month before the festival will take place, and it’s got one of rock’s heavy hitters atop the bill.
Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Girl School Choir will headline the festival, which takes place Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 4 at the Bootleg Theater.
Also on the bill are a variety of genre-spanning acts like Jay Som, Kristin Control (with special guests), Moon Honey, Amber Coffman, Lauren Ruth Ward, and Soccer Mommy are some of the highlights.
Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein will be one of the speakers, participating in a Q&A. Also, a songwriting workshop with MUNA is a pretty sweet addition.
On Feb. 1, the following lineup additions were announced: a cameo by Best Coast, plus sets from Bosco, Leikeli47, and Lesser Pieces.
We attended the last two GIRL SCHOOL events and have enjoyed them — check out our GIRL SCHOOL 2017 recap. It’s something that has needed to exist for a while and all the credit in the world is deserved by the team, headed by Anna Bulbrook, who have pulled it together.
Net proceeds of the festival will benefit writegirl.org, an LA-based creative writing and mentoring organization that spotlights the power of a girl and her pen. You can find out more about them here.
On Jan. 30, set times for GIRL SCHOOL 2018 were released. Check them out:
Friday, February 2:
7 PM: Doors
8 PM: Conversation with Carrie Brownstein + Morgan Parker
9 PM: Desi Mo
9:30 PM: Drum & Lace
10 PM: Special guest
10:30 PM: Kristin Kontrol + The Kids
11 PM: Mereba
11:30 PM: Boyfriend
DJ Sets by MS JCK + more
Saturday, February 3:
3 PM: Doors
4 PM: Talking circle by Stronger
5:30 PM: Whitney Bell, Ashlee Marie Preston + Vera Papisova discuss activism
7 PM: Special guest
7:30 PM: Pinky Pinky
8 PM: Mary Lattimore
8:30 PM: Nick + Navi
9 PM: A.W.
9:30 PM: Akua
10 PM: Amber Coffman
10:30 PM: Faaroow
11 PM: Shirley Manson + The Girl School Choir
DJ Sets by Zuri Adia, Rachael Pazdan (The Hom), & more
Sunday, February 4:
3 PM: Doors
4 PM: Songwriting workshop with MUNA
4 PM panel: Eve Barlow, Francisca Valenzuela, Raye Zaragoza discuss immigration & creativity
5:30 PM reading: Sunday School curated by Jack Jones Literary Arts
7 PM: Polartropica
7:30 PM: Chelsea Jade
8 PM: Soccer Mommy
8:30 PM: Low Leaf
9:10 PM: Lauren Ruth Ward
9:40 PM: Moon Honey
10:20 PM: Special guest
10:50 PM: Special guest
11 PM: Jay Som
DJ sets by Erika Kayne + more