On Wednesday 8th March Manchester-based Reform Radio will host a 24-hour all female takeover as a part of International Women’s Day 2017, and the exclusive live launch of singer-songwriter Mica Millar’s debut single, My Lover.
The line-up for International Women’s Day looks as powerful as ever and will feature shows from DJ Paulette, The Witching Hour, The Other Half Magazine, The Sunday Girls, PINS, At The End of The Day It’s Just One Of Them Innit, Mica Millar, The Trout Spout, Raised by Feminists, Oxfam – Future Skills, That’s What She Said and Dr Mystery, with guest appearances from Layfullstop, Miss Indigo and many more.
Reform Radio will be streaming a Live Music Showcase that will take place at The Whiskey Jar between 7:30pm and 11pm, on its Facebook page. Headlining the live showcase is female singer-songwriter and Reform Radio presenter Mica Millar, who will be launching her debut single ‘My Lover’ live at the event.
Recently tipped by the Manchester Evening News as, “the next big thing,” the launch is timed to coincide with IWD 2017 to celebrate the contributions from the all-female team of creatives involved in mixing and creating visual content for her forthcoming, self-penned and produced album (due out late 2017), including mix engineer Yvonne Ellis (Corrine Bailey Rae/ Simply Red).
This is set to be the biggest IWD 2017 celebration yet and Reform Radio is asking all businesses, cafes, shops and people everywhere to pledge to listen to the show for the day. If you want to show your support then head to @ReformRadioMCR on Twitter and fill in a pledge with your name and the #StrongMCRWomen to show you’re going to be locked in for the day.
Reform Radio presenter and DJ, Dr Mystery, said: “It’s important to have a takeover curated by female artists, because people think that there is a great imbalance between men and women when it comes to music and arts. So this takeover will break all the stereotypes and show the world that women are great at whatever they do.”
If you feel like getting involved with the broadcast on the International Women’s Day contact the Reform Radio through their website www.reformradio.co.uk. There will be competitions, debates, new music, live performances and so much sass you really won’t want to miss a beat.
Based at the renowned local landmark and expanding creative hub Old Granada Studios, Reform Radio launched in May 2014 and has since played host to some of the UK’s best established and up and coming DJs, presenters and artists including DJ Paulette, Johnny Dub, Ruf Dug, Jenna G, Dub Smugglers and Matthew Halsall.