Kim Gordon, Cat Power and more to play all-female Burger-A-Go-Go Festival

Kathleen Hanna, Kate Nash, Cults and more are to play at the second annual festival in September

US label Burger Records will host a female musicians only festival in California later this year.

The second annual Burger-A-Go-Go festival will take place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on September 5

Acts will be spread over two stages at the venue, with the line-up featuring the likes of Cat Power, Kate Nash, and Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin.

Kim Gordon will also perform, but under the guise of Glitterbust, her new band with Alex Knost of Tomorrow’s Tulips.

Cults are among the other band to perform, with more acts set to be announced at a later date.

The first edition of the event took place last year, with the likes of Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls appearing live.

Burger Records is currently home to artists including The Black Lips, The Garden and King Tuff.


The festival can be seen as a response to the male-heavy line-ups of many major music festivals.

Research published in The Telegraph last year suggested that women continue to be under-represented at UK festivals.

In 2014, Reading & Leeds festivals saw 55.81% of the line-up featuring all-male bands, 24.41% male solo artists, 4.65% female solo artists, and only 0.56% all-female bands.

At Isle of Wight festival, 54.71% of the line-up were all-male bands and 3.77% all-female bands.

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn, who runs Reading & Leeds, later disputed claims that festival line-ups are too male-dominated, stating “the idea that female bands are sidelined is wrong”.