Female bands featured at 20th anniversary of Vans Warped Tour


Medea Giordano

Women entertainers will have stronger voices at the upcoming Vans Warped Tour.

Conquer Entertainment Shiragirl Stage, which hosts female-fronted bands and solo female performers, is back for the 20th anniversary of the tour, which stops in Scranton on Wednesday. The festival begins at 11 a.m. at the Pavillion at Montage Mountain.

Shiragirl, a Brooklyn-bred performer who recently moved to Los Angeles, started Shiragirl Stage in 2005 and has partnered with Conquer Entertainment to get the all-female production back on the tour once again.

Shiragirl has performed on the tour multiple times, but she still enjoys being part of the festival experience. She spoke highly of the tour’s acceptance of female artists.

“It feels good to be out there sort of sticking our flag in the sand and just saying, ‘Here we are,’” she said. “It feels good to be able to be part…

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