WILM Newsletter Number NINETEEN


# 19
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Welcome to the 19th Newsletter!

Hope you are doing well out there and have survived festival season!
We know it’s not been long since our last newsletter but we’ve got some exciting things coming up over the next couple of months.
We are as always super grateful to our members for sending us a postcard letting us know what they are up to! You can send us a postcard via email or our Facebook Group!

Here is a lovely Gig-postcard that we received a little while ago from the gorgeous Backliner miss Sharon Bampton ‘Bamo’ (WILMAward winner) from The Zutons on the right with her dear colleague Alice, Production Coordinator for Madness on the left 💌

What we’ve been up to since last time….

Stockholm Meetup – August 16th

Despite the fact that most of our members in Sweden had to work on this day, we managed a nice little intimate meet-up at Södra Teatern in the middle of Stockholm city with the most spectacular view of the Swedish capital. Our dear member, Sound Engineer & Stage manager, Christina Svärdström gave us a very interesting tour at this legendary venue. Afterwards we enjoyed some ice cold drinks, and discussed subjects like ‘Why do female crew members tend to talk themselves down when the show went fine’? And ‘Why are female crew members’ workflow often being questioned compared to our male colleagues’ and other interesting topics. ‘Worst gig Ever’ stories were also being shared across the table – All in all a nice day! 🤗

WILM Instagram – Tell us who you are…..

We have started an Instagram Takeover! WILM team members and other interesting crew folk from the live music industry, one at a time have started ‘hijacking’ the WILM Instagram profile for a week to give you a glimpse of their world and who they are. 
Next coming up will be WILM’s very own Co-director and monitor engineer for Florence & The Machine Hannah Brodrick who will give you an insight to the inner workings of the “Dance Fever” Canada and US tour.

If you would like to be one of the profiles that takes over the WILM Instagram for a week to show us your Touring/Gig/Venue world we would love to hear from you! Please send us an email via [email protected]
You can find us on Instagram Here

Upcoming Events:

London, UK

Sep.4th – 6th PLASA 2022
We will be representing at this year’s PLASA at Olympia, London. Come by and say hello at our stand at the Industry Associations area (A7)! You can register for free here.
If you are attending please come by Sunday Sept. 4th @ 11am for our workshop “The Show Must Go On…But how far should we go?” about setting limits when it comes to putting your mental and physical health at risk whilst at work.

Copenhagen, DENMARK

Sep. 29th – Oct.1st Workshop
In association with Copenhell’s “Rock Academy” we will be doing a workshop on backstage: Sound, Light, Stage Management & Backline – more info will follow, when the registration is open.

Stockholm, SWEDEN

Oct. 4th – 6th LLB – The Swedish Trade Organisation for Professional Audio
We will be having a spot at LLB, Stockholm, Sweden, which is a supplier’s association for companies selling professional equipment for audio, lighting, video, and multimedia, as well as musical instruments. Come and say hi – we will be having a daily workshop on some of the great equipment there and some interesting panel talks! More info about the expo can be found here.

London, UK

Nov. 19th – O2 Arena Walk & Talk with Florence + The Machine
We will be hosting a walk & talk of the production – audio, backline, video, lighting and much more on the morning of the 19th November at the 02 Arena. We will announce the event and the rest of the details on our Facebook Page soon.

A couple of more things to keep in mind during this Autumn…….

1. We will be opening up for registration for our annual WILM Skiing Trip to Romme in Sweden (2023 Jan.9th-12th) on Nov 1st.
We will again be renting an apartment or two at the Romme Alpin Resort for our WILM members, who would like to go skiing with us – beginners or veterans. More details will follow via our social media ⛷️ 
2. Nomination of your favourite female crewmembers!
We will this year begin the nomination for the 36 WILMA categories on Nov 6th. 🏆 Please keep an eye on our Website and social media.
The actual voting begins Nov.27th

WILM Calendar 2023/2024

We are already looking for gig postcards that we can use for our annual WILM calendar! Please email us your best gig-photo from 2022 (or any other year). Don’t forget to include name, job position and which gig it is!
The winner of the best calendar image will receive a free copy of the WILM calendar 2023/2024
Please note – The WILM calendar follows the European festival season and goes from
March 1st to Feb 27th 😎

WILM Calendar March 2022 – Feb 2023

That’s all for now!

Stay safe, and stay tuned and we hope we will see you very soon.

The WILM Team
(Malle, Hannah, Aiste, Tejka, Valerie & Erin)
If you have any inquiries, please email [email protected]

Women In Live Music is a non profit organisation and we highly appreciate any donations in order for us to continue our work for minorities backstage. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to make a donation.


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