The World is Listening

TWIL teams up with Shambala Festival 2016


This month we will be heading to Shambala Festival to host you 2 incredible events on site: ‘Combat the Critic': a workshop for women’s confidence in music + a panel discussion with some amazing women performing at the festival.

To celebrate, and to help shine a light on the women at Shambala, we will be sharing something each day leading up to the festival, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, from someone working or performing at the festival! (If you are performing and identify as a woman or have someone in your band that does tweet us ‪#‎womenofshambala16‬ or email

Our first big share is our namesake and all round legend akua naru.. I will be repeating an interview with her on BCfm Radio show Tuesday 2nd August 11am on 93.2fm and online at – in the meanwhile, check out our namesake track from Akua below!

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO COME! So excited to be teaming up with the Shambala Crew this year, check out the details of our events on site..

THE WORLD IS LISTENING PRESENTS: Combat the Critic – A workshop for women’s confidence in music

Join experienced Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Niki Collings in an interactive talk and workshop, taking you a on a journey to find your confidence, build it, and refine it. Learn how to manage nerves and the inner critic for your music writing, recording and performance.

This workshop is exclusively a safe space for people who identify as women.


THE WORLD IS LISTENING PRESENTS: A Conversation with Shambala performers on music, gender and race

When women now make up 16% of the UK Performers Rights Society, average about the same in performers at major UK festivals, and even less in producer and executive roles in the music industry, this imbalance leads us to ask, where are all the women?

Join us for a gritty discussion on Sunday afternoon and hear the inspiring stories from 16% who are working their way to the top. Be part of the discussion about what needs to change in the landscape of music to achieve equality, and of course, how?

The World is Listening will be sharing the stories of women working and performing at Shambala Festival online over the weekend and continuing the conversation long after the festival on their website, radio shows and various social media platforms.