Lykke Li Launches YOLA DÍA, An All-Female Music Festival

Lykke Li amassed an impressive lineup of artists for the inaugural YOLA DÍA festival. Taking place Sunday (August 18) at the Los Angeles Historic State Park, the event was the first women’s music festival to hit the city in 20 years. And it packed an impressive lineup of talent. Dolores Huerta opened the event with a speech. The civil rights activist also introduced an art installation before ceding the stage to the likes of Lia Ices, CupcakKe, Empress Of, Kelsey Lu, Megan Thee Stallion, Courtney Love & The Chateau Band, SOPHIE and Cat Power.

The So Sad So Sexy hitmaker selected the talent herself. She also ended the sold-out show with a performance of her own. In a time when women are largely underrepresented in the lineups of most major music festivals, YOLA DÍA was a refreshing breath of air. It also raised funds to help women in the local area. One dollar of profits from every ticket sale was donated to The Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. In all, it looks like a major success that will hopefully come back for a second annual show next year. In the meantime, scroll through a gallery of photos from the event up top.

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