The Retreat is hosting two weeks of exclusively female-fronted bands, artists and DJs

Women to the front. 

The Retreat Hotel is celebrating women in the music industry with two weeks of exclusively female-fronted bands, artists and DJs. 

At the heart of it all is their giant Sydney Road Street Party lineup on Sunday March 4 with an exceptional lineup spanning everything from punk to country. 

The Kat O Army is a wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of artist, and will bring her thrashing punk sound to the stage with Arna Rox & The Truckstops, Jemma Nicole Band and Emily Ulman.

Rounding it all out comes Twilight in Tulsa and The Tiana Martel Band alongside the soulful, easy-listening sounds of Rachel Caddy Band. And if that’s not enough to get you going, it’s all for flippin’ free.

For the rest of their two-week celebration, The Retreat will feature a Women Up Front comedy night as well as an International Women's Day lineup with Kerryn Fields, Little Wise and Maja. 

The Retreat's 'Women Up Front' celebration runs from Thursday March 1 to Wednesday March 14.