Vans Warped Tour is bringing back the Shiragirl stage! The stage strives to empower female artists and provides a platform for creative expression. Over the years, the stage has hosted over 250 female-fronted bands, many making their Warped debuts, including Paramore on their first ever tour, and the legendary Joan Jett.
Billboard.com reported recently that Live Nation launched Women Nation Fund to help assist the growth of female-led live music businesses.
In a world where most festivals have become a "boys club", the Shiragirl stage ensures a home and safe place for female artists.
"It means a lot to be part of the final Vans Warped Tour and bring back the Shiragirl Stage," explains Shira Yevin, founder of the stage. "Warped has been such a huge part of my life personally and has allowed us to provide a platform for over 250 female-fronted bands and artists, acting on my mission to empower and inspire women through creative expression. Kevin Lyman has been so supportive our cause over the years, and we really appreciate the chance to make history (or herstory) yet again!"
This year, artists such as The Dollyrots, Blameshift, Shiragirl, Elana J, No Small Children, Whitney Peyton, Bridge City Sinners, Turbulent Hearts, WASI, and Moa with more acts to be announced soon.
For more information on the stage, please visit shiragirl.com/stage.