About the event
Summer 2016 saw the first ever festival with an all-female line-up founded by Kaiya Milan under the umbrella of The Sorority House. As a collective The Sorority House feel that there are a significant number of female creatives from all backgrounds who perhaps don’t receive the commercial support they deserve and so the festival was created to act as a catalyst for promoting young female talent that they think should have a place in the public eye. With its home in one of the most diverse areas in the city, the festival aims to showcase a rich diversity in music sounds and reflect the many different images of the modern day Goddess
In the heart of Shoreditch, East London the all day party started in the pop-up mall Box Park then headed to Cargo in the evening with over 400 people in attendance, to hear performances from Mahalia, Emmavie, Hollie McNish, Shaé, Roxxxan and more. Not exclusively about the promotion of female singers/songwriters the event saw performances from poets, spoken word artists, included a panel of female entrepreneurs and housed stalls from artists, make-up artists, bakers and fashion designers.
Although headed up by an all-female operations team and curated by women, it’s open for everyone who appreciates the contribution that females have to offer the creative industries.
With a feature in TimeOut Magazine, a live broadcast on London Live, support from PRS, Hustle & Heels, Incredible Brilliant Youth and a range of venues throughout London having housed other events run by the team (including South Bank Centre and Stratford Circus), interest around the festival continues to grow.
Why should you sponsor?
I hope you are well!
I'd like to introduce myself personally to you all. My name is Kaiya Milan and I am the creator/founder of Goddess Fest. Alongside my amazing team, we have put together this festival to showcase extraordinary talent as well as presenting a powerful all female line up like never before. In May 2016, Kate Lloyd did an interview with Time Out magazine, stating 'It's time music festivals become more female friendly...' - this was just one of the comments made about the lack of female artists on festival line ups.
The beauty of a festival is celebrating the icons and the newcomers of the music world, but how are we, the music lovers, supposed to do that, when the festivals aren’t showcasing all the wonderful female talent that has erupted within the last year?
Two major festivals addressing the issue of inequality within the music industry this year are Glastonbury and Coachella, both showcasing more female artists than ever before. Glastonbury 2016 taking on British born and bred Adele as headliner is a step forward in this fight and we were inspired to create London's first festival with an all female line up!
I would love to ask whether you’d be interested in becoming an official sponsor or partner for Goddess Festival 2017. After the success of last year - This will be taking place on the 6th in the heart of Shoreditch. Goddess Fest is hosted by my collective The Sorority House, which I’d love to discuss how you might get involved in also, please find further info below as well as our deck attached. In addition to this, I have also attached the sponsor/partner pack for 2017 for your consideration. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions in regards to this.
If you are interested there are various ways of getting involved from curation, financial backing, gifting, promotion etc. We are very interested in making this year all about women coming together for one cause, and we believe a festival with an all female line up is the way to start!
Kaiya Milan is a 23 year old CEO, Artist Manager and Advocate for women in the creative industries.
She began consulting and project managing artists on a freelance basis, and was fortunate enough to see them through to significant support slots, such as the Musicalize Omarion Headline Show at Koko London.
After turning 22 years old, and obtaining her degree in Journalism & Media Law in 2015, Kaiya was then able to devote all her time to managing her first artist Kojey Radical, just in time for the release of his latest EP 23 Winters which reached Top 3 on the iTunes HipHop charts in the first 24 hours of its release.
Since then, she has worked with many brands and companies including Adidas, Apple, Beats, Live Nation, Festival Republic, Dr. Martins + many more!
Alongside her work with Kojey, she also manages Afronaut Zu who is the lead singer for Damien Lazarus and The Ancient Moons, and triple threat artist Levelle London under her company OFF BALANCE.
After observing the amount of women being overlooked within the business side of Music, she founded the collective The Sorority House which aims to connect and empower women in the music industry through sisterhood.
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