This ‘Women in Music Event’ takes place on Saturday 3rd March. The workshop and panel discussion are free. Tickets for the gig cost £6 adv/£9 otd (£4 for concessions/NUS holders/unemployed with proof) and are available online from Skiddle (, or physical tickets can be purchased from The Pennyweight in Darlington.

The Noisy Daughters day is organised by Darlington music collective Tracks to celebrate females in music, with a programme of activities aiming to teach and inspire the next generation and lead the way to equality in music.

This showcase will take place at the new Theatre Hullabaloo space in Darlington and will feature a song-writing workshop for women, (1pm-3pm) delivered by Liz Corney (from The Cornshed Sisters, Field Music), where participants are encouraged to bring their instrument and are offered guidance in all things musical composition. (Booking advised using this link:

There will be a panel discussion (3.30pm-4.30pm) on issues facing women in the music industry and what can be done to make a change. Panellists include Rianne Kate Thompson from BBC Music Introducing on BBC Tees/Amazing Radio, Hannah Van Thompson (of the Van T’s), Claire Dupree from NARC magazine, and Liz Corney (The Cornshed Sisters/Field Music), with Sarah Wilson from Tracks/Big Little Gigs chairing.

The event will conclude with an evening performance (doors 7pm) by BBC 6 Radio playlisted singer-songwriter Eve Conway, hip-hop act Leddie MC and energetic electro-pop pioneers Twist Helix. Headlining the night is hotly tipped Scottish four-piece, The Van T’s who have appeared at T in the Park and Wickerman Festival as well as support slots with Honeyblood, Sunflower Bean and Rat Boy.

  • Tracks is a not-for-profit organisation and any money raised from ticket sales will go back into funding future Noisy Daughters events. This is a 12+ event (under 16s accompanied by an adult).
  • The workshop is open to females only, but all are welcome at either the panel or the gig.