LadyRock Festival CANCELLED

Jackie Crozier, founder and director of the event, said: “LadyRock was set up to be the first event of its kind in the North West, however sadly we have joined a number of other events and festivals across the country which have been hit by the current financial climate. The decision has therefore been made to cancel LadyRock 2012 rather than deliver a festival that would not be up to the standard Manchester, and the LadyRock brand deserves.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with and supported LadyRock from the beginning and ask that you all look forward with us to creating future events in the greatest city in the UK."   
Organisers have confirmed that all of those who purchased a ticket to the event will automatically be refunded by their ticket supplier.

KT Tunstall to headline Lady Rock Festival

Tunstall shot to fame in 2005 with single ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’ and has charted across the UK, Europe and the United States, with a nod to her chart-topping hit ‘Suddenly I See’ in Hollywood film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
KT TunstallThe event still has some “major surprises” down the line for its main stage line-up to stay tuned for.
In addition to KT, XFM favourites New Young Pony Club will be at LadyRock Festival 2012. The Brit band, fronted by sassy trio Tahita, Sarah and Remy, are known for their effortlessly cool look and unique and enticing post-punk approach to pop and dance music. The group’s biggest hits ‘Ice Cream’ and ‘The Bomb’ are still club favourites today.
Singer and actress Heather Peace (Lip Service, Waterloo Road, London’s Burning) will also be present at LadyRock Festival 2012. Heather will be the festival’s official host for the day and, in addition to this, will be giving LadyRock an exclusive set on the main stage. This is a part of Peace’s 2012 UK tour.
Also coming to the festival in May is the up-and-coming and acclaimed Ronika, predicted for industry domination in 2012 by countless critics, publications and music bloggers. In the midst of her UK tour and before taking the stage later in the year at Lovebox Festival, Ronika’s take and twist on disco and dance music is something you won’t want to miss at LadyRock 2012. She’ll be the artist you’re glad you found out about.
Other acts performing across the festival includes include Manchester favourites Second Hand Wings, Irena D, DJ Rivca and Taylor and The Mason, Swedish sensation the Glass Child, Brides of Comedy, Little Miss Natalie and many more.
Founder and Director Jackie Crozier said: “we could not be more proud of our line-up. Not only is LadyRock putting on an event for the girls and by the girls but – in a particularly appropriate year – we are celebrating all things British with our performers. This year is a year especially to be proud, with Euro 2012, the London Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, who we will pay special homage to on the day – but you will have to wait to find out how. Britain, and more importantly ladies and all supporting RockerBoys – are you ready to rock?”
LadyRock Festival will take place across a number of stages and areas, with designated spots for acoustic sessions, comedy and alternative entertainment.
To purchase tickets online, and for full information on the event, please see: . Tickets can also be purchased by calling Quay Tickets on 0843 208 0500.

Lady Rock Festival details

Founded and directed by Jackie Crozier, known for her four year reign as Manchester Pride’s festival director (2008 – 2012), LadyRock will showcase female musical talent, from world-class headliners to unsigned, up-and-coming acts.

Jackie Crozier said: “I’m a firm believer in Girl Power, and I think a lot of people are too shy to try and bring that sense of female togetherness back to the 21st century. LadyRock Festival is a fresh and exciting new event that is more than overdue.

“Females are ready for a musical revolution and, for the first time in a while, women seem to be dominating the airwaves. It’s about time this was celebrated in the live music and festival circuit – and where better to start a musical revolution than Manchester?”

The open air site will give the perfect festival atmosphere for LadyRock, which will offer two stages of music and comedy, in addition to on-site activities for the day. A shuttle bus service will operate between the venue and the city centre, as an optional part of ticket purchase.

VIVA Manchester & Cheshire Magazine has become the first official media partner of the festival. Its Editor in Chief, Emma Wilkinson, said: “VIVA is always involved with Manchester’s hottest parties and events, and we love our festivals…  Getting involved with LadyRock Festival just seemed right, so the men better watch out this May, because here come the girls!”

Tickets for LadyRock Festival 2012 will be on sale from 1 March. For more information on LadyRock Festival please see: