Music gig to celebrate women who walk through fire

Empowered young women will be celebrated at a live music event in Craigieburn which is set to feature an array of bands that include female members.

Femme Fatale: For Women Who Have Walked Through Fire shall take place at the Craigieburn Youth Centre from 6pm on Friday 18 December 2015.

The event will star Stonefield, a rock group that recently supported Fleetwood Mac and Cold Chisel.

Also on the bill is Terra, a band which won the top prize at the 2015 Hume City Council Battle of the Bands competition.

Other local groups to perform include Brighter at Night, SHE-WOLF, and The Beautiful Moment.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said people of all ages were welcome to attend the gig.

“We know that many residents in Hume love music, and Femme Fatale will bring together some wonderful musicians for a night like none other,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Stonefield has won the APRA award for best rock work of the year, and the sisters have built up a huge following after a number of recent high-profile performances.

“While great music will be honoured at Femme Fatale, the night’s theme is just as important because it focuses on females in our community.

“Girls and women across Hume continue to achieve amazing things and many have had much success in the pursuit of their dreams.

“These women inspire us and set a wonderful example for others to follow, and Femme Fatale will highlight the efforts of those who have built lives of hope and meaning.”

All attendees on the night will be asked to describe a woman who motivates them, with this information to be shared in writing on a large paper butterfly.

The colourful butterfly will then be pasted above a larger art piece that represents fire, with the creative work designed to symbolically demonstrate women who have walked through fire.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Femme Fatale would offer a terrific way to celebrate 2015.

“It’s been a very big year for many in our community, and I hope people will come to Craigieburn Youth Centre to let their hair down and have a good time,” she said.

“Since the school and university holidays have only just started, this event provides a chance for young people to get together ahead of the long summer break.

“Femme Fatale will support female musicians who live in Hume, and I’m sure that many of the artists who take to the stage will have terrific musical careers.”

The gig has been funded by the Victorian Government’s FReeZA initiative, and is coordinated by Council’s FReeZA organising committee.

Hume City Council organises a variety of activities throughout the year for youth, such as school holiday programs, drop-in sessions, and a battle of the bands competition.

Femme Fatale is a fully-supervised party, and no drugs, smoking or alcohol will be allowed.

Craigieburn Leisure Centre is situated at 83-86 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn, and people can book tickets for Femme Fatale at

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Updated : 6:57 PM, 3 December 2015

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