Triple j’s Girls To The Front to celebrate the artists of the 2010s

Staff Writer

Triple j‘s annual Girls To The Front celebrations will take on new meaning this year, with the broadcaster celebrating the defining female artists of the decade on Sunday, March 8.

So on International Women’s Day, triple j’s programming will be entirely presented by triple j and Double J’s stable of female hosts.

They’ll also take over Double J and triple j Unearthed aver the course of the day, with Bridget Hustwaite, Caz Tran, Ebony Boadu, Jess Perkins, Karla Ranby, Nat Tencic, Tia Newling and Zan Rowe taking centre stage.

Melbourne artist Banoffee is joining as a special guest presenter, spinning tunes on Something More from 11pm.

The day itself will see artists like Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Sia, Florence and the Machine, Courtney Barnett, Lorde and MIA celebrated for their impact.

Ahead of the day, G Flip will be taking on Like A Version to take on an iconic power anthem.

Double J also explores the life and work of PJ Harvey on The J Files, and Laura Marling’s incredible 2010 album I Speak Because I Can on Classic Albums. Plus, Zan Rowe will be on your radio from 3pm on Sunday, taking you through her favourite Take 5s with female artists.

Throughout the week leading up to Girls To The Front, triple j will be reminiscing about defining moments including:

  • Lorde replacing Frank Ocean at 2013’s Splendour in the Grass
  • The world falling in love with Courtney Barnett
  • Beyoncé serving up ‘Lemonade’
  • Billie Eilish becoming the first female solo artist to top the Hottest 100 in 2019
  • Camp Cope putting the industry on notice with ‘The Opener’
  • Alison Wonderland making Coachella history as the highest billed female DJ
  • Thelma Plum coming in at #9 in 2019’s Hottest 100 – making her the highest-ranking Indigenous artist
  • Tones and I spending a historic 24 weeks at the top of the ARIA Charts

All of triple j’s music will be programmed by women, with music researcher/producer Karla Ranby taking the reigns at triple j, music director Dorothy Markek taking over Double J and triple j Unearthed being programmed by Claire Mooney.

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