All-female music promoters expand to Sheffield

A former Sheffield student and her all-female events team have expanded into Sheffield with their first gig.

MEAN Music is a Manchester based music promotions and management team comprised of Abigail Richardson, Miriam Rahimov, Nicole Burrows and Ellen Offredy.

They began with one-day festival When In Manchester, which has since expanded to a bi-annual event and received four nominations from the UK Festival Awards. MEAN has also expanded into artist management in recent months.

On Wednesday night they hosted their first event in Sheffield; a sell-out night at local venue the Rocking Chair with rising stars The Amazons, a Reading band who have garnered praise from the likes of NME and Radio 1.

A former journalism student of University of Sheffield, Ellen Offredy had not even graduated before she and her partners launched their festival in April of this year.

Ellen said: “I was really impressed with the turn out tonight. With it being our first event in Sheffield none of us ever expected it to sell out, but it did, which was awesome.”

“The crowd were amazing too, so we couldn’t ask for anything more!”

MEAN Music is set to grow, though the team are taking it step by step.

“There’s so much scope for it to expand and do brilliantly but at the same time, we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves. These things all cost money and we rely on ticket sales to get us through, so it’s important that we plan and invest sensibly.”

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