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Riot Grrrl trailblazers Bikini Kill founding members Kathleen HannaTobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox are set to bring the riot to one very special all-ages show at the Powerstation, Wednesday 15th March,2023
When Bikini Kill formed in Olympia, Washington back in 1990, they quickly earned a reputation for one of the fiercest bands around, with their unapologetically political lyricism, DIY ethos, and high energy, often confrontational live shows.

Credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement, the band created a legacy that is still resonating across the planet, with a commitment to helping empower and inspire the feminist voice through music.

Since reuniting in 2019 the band are selling out shows wherever they go, a testament to their unquestionable impact and cultural importance in musical history. Their live shows have lost none of what made them so brilliantly punk in the first place:

The second coming of Bikini Kill is a gloriously urgent call to arms from a band that have lost none of their visceral power. Bikini Kill are well rehearsed, and 20 years more comfortable with their instruments than they were in their 90s heyday.” - The Guardian

The most pure joy of the Bikini Kill live show is getting to revel in that femme-punk uncanny zone between the sexy, the smart and the absurd. It’s the band’s special magic, one that’s acted like a preservative over the years, conserving their appeal for future generations of self-confident girls and intelligent punks.” - Rolling Stone

Revolution, girl-style, now!” Bikini Kill believe that if all girls started bands the world will change. They actively encourage women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance.

For a band that began over thirty years ago, theirs is a message that has never been more relevant, with each new generation finding inspiration, education, and solace in songs like, Feels BlindDouble-Dare Ya, and Rebel Girl which was just announced as the 10th best song of the 90s by Pitchfork

Event Restrictions:
This is an R18 /ALL AGES Event

R18 ticket holders 
This is an R18 Licensed Event
The Powerstation trades with a restricted licence designation, as allocated by the district licencing administrators.  
ALL AGES ticket holders under the age of 18 may only access the ALL AGES/ UNLICENSED upstairs balcony area within the venue.

RestrictionsR18 /ALL AGES Licensed Event

Ticket Information

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Venue Information

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Powerstation Auckland

New York has the Apollo Theatre, London has Brixton Academy, and Auckland has the Powerstation, an intimate venue at the bottom of the world that has punched above its weight since the mid-1980s, hosting some of the best and biggest acts on the planet.


33 Mount Eden Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023

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