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Loud And Proud Festival 2024 First Lineup Announced

Loud And Proud Festival 2024 First Lineup Announced

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 19th December, 2023 11:27AM

The sonic Santas at Tāmaki Makaurau's Audio Foundation have one last gift for open-eared gig-goers this year, getting us amped about 2024 with the first lineup for Loud And Proud Festival — "a showcase of experimental and underground LGBTQIA musicians" happening across three Karangahape Road venues on 2nd February. Bringing together an inclusive lineup of artists "across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and genre, under the sun and the moon", Loud And Proud 2024 stars Sequentia (founder of Related Articles imprint), WET STAR, Synthetic Children, O/pus, CODES, Roy Irwin, improvisational quartet Hasji / Citacsy / Fern / Aaron Longville, plus even more acts to be announced. Happening in conjunction with Auckland Pride, here's the info-packed official lowdown on Loud And Proud 2024's first bill...

"The first line up announcement includes Related Articles label runner, Outlier Festival co-organiser, Soundbleed radio host and sonic angel Grace Verweij aka. Sequentia // the newest of Lucía Mañetto-Munro’s musical iterations; WET STAR; a culmination of her previous work across myriad genre and sound design palettes // Palmerston North’s Synthetic Children who ripped up SRN charts and dancefloors around the country in 2023 with their album Everything’s Perpetual // Thunderous all-star punks O/pus aka. Ducklingmonster (Octopus) Liz Mathews (Octopus), Jade Farley (Pumice), and Stefan Neville (Pumice) // CODES are post punk funk played by jazz musicians obsessed by queer sub space messaging concealed in the day to day // one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest songwriters and sonic comforters Roy Irwin // and an improvisational quartet featuring some of the cities finest musicians with a feet each in the experimental music and club scenes: Hasji, Citacsy and Fern; alongside saxophonist and harp player Aaron Longville."

UPDATE: The full lineup for Loud & Proud 2024 has been unveiled, now also including P.H.F, Jess Robinson, Kraus and Baby Zionov...

Loud And Proud Festival
Featuring... P.H.F, Sequentia, WET STAR, Synthetic Children, O/pus, CODES, Roy Irwin, Hasji / Citacsy / Fern / Aaron Longville, Jess Robinson, Kraus, Baby Zionov
Saturday 3rd February - consecutive locations around Karangahape Road, Auckland

Festival passes on sale HERE via UTR (waged / unwaged options available)

Listen to Sequentia's 'Resonant Tuning' from the VA001 compilation out via Related Articles...

Experience the title track to Synthetic Children's 2023 album Everything's Perpetual...

Watch the video for Roy Irwin's 2023 single 'Clover'...

Press release:

Join us for a showcase of experimental and underground LGBTQIA musicians. Tamaki Makaurau’s experimental music scene is rich with diverse performers that are often disconnected from the mainstream queer community events due to the nature of their art. On Saturday 3 February 2024 Loud and Proud will showcase a hand-picked selection of our some of our best experimental, underground, and “out-there” LGBTQIA musicians, across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and genre, under the sun and the moon, in locations along Karangahape Road.

Previously Loud and Proud happened at The Audio Foundation in 2019, 2020 and 2021, organised by Ary Jansen, Aaliyah Zionov and Alexandra Stone who have handed over the reins to Tash van Schaardenburg (Citacsy/Outlier Festival) to bring back the festival for Auckland Pride 2024. Thanks Auckland Pride and Spark Empowerment Fund for their generous support of this event.


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Loud And Proud Festival
Sat 3rd Feb 2:00am
Whammy Bar, Auckland