WOW – Women of the World has announced the dates for its 2023 London Festival, which returns to the Southbank Center to mark International Women’s Day, supported by WOW Foundation Global Founding Partner Bloomberg.
From March 10-12, the 13th London edition of the world’s largest and most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people will return with three days of laughter, joy, discussion, speakers , world-class artists and activists. Presented by charity The WOW Foundation, the festival will celebrate achievements and seek to find solutions together to pressing issues of gender inequality, from climate change to poverty, from reproductive rights to mental health.
The 2023 festival will see the return of the Day Pass, which goes on sale this week for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day offers the public the possibility to choose from dozens of events that take over the Royal Festival Hall in several spaces and locations, with a different program each day. Festival-goers can explore a jam-packed schedule of talks, workshops, performances, sports, music from WOW Sounds artists and more.
WOW day passes sell out every year, and a strictly limited number of early bird discounted day passes of £35 (usually £45) are available for purchase from Wednesday 10 August ( presale for Southbank Center members starting Tuesday).
Over the three days of the festival, there will be conversation, community, reason to be enraged, enlightened and surprised. There will be great discussions on difficult topics, great ideas proposing new ways forward, and huge amounts of fun too.
At WOW London, audiences can expect to hear from the finest thinkers, most inspiring campaigners and brilliant speakers of our time. From household names to rising stars and people who make a difference every day, the Festival lineup is always a catalog of incredible people advancing gender equality around the world. Many events will be live captioned and/or interpreted in BSL.
A program of ticketed parties and digital events will be announced in the coming months. Alongside ticketed events, the festival will feature the much-loved WOW Marketplace, a WOW Pop Up performance program and see the return of WOW Speed Mentoring; which are all completely free, as well as our Under 10 Feminist Corner for budding young feminists around the world.
Run by UK charity The WOW Foundation, 2023 will be the 13th WOW London Festival. In 2018, WOW founder Jude Kelly built on the success of the festival to create a UK-based charity, The WOW Foundation, to lead the global WOW movement which believes that an equal world between gender is urgently needed, possible and desirable. Since the first London Festival in 2010, launched by Kelly at the Southbank Centre, WOW and its partners around the world have reached over three million people at over 100 festivals and events on six continents.