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Royal line-up revealed for Queen Tut's celebration

The Vegan Leather, The Van T's and Scarlett Randle will perform at King Tut's in Glasgow.

Superb: The Van T's will play at Queen Tut's.
Superb: The Van T's will play at Queen Tut's. The Van T's

The first acts set to celebrate women in music at Glasgow's King Tut's have been announced.

The Vegan Leather, The Van T's and Scarlett Randle will perform at the famous venue, which will be transformed into Queen Tut's on International Women's Day.

Organised by entertainment site Tenement TV, the event will celebrate women on and off the stage.

The Van T's said they were "very humbled" to be a part of the celebration.

The Glasgow-based band - made up of Chloe and Hannah Van Thompson, Joanne Forbes and Shaun Hood - told fans: "As a band, we have never seen ourselves being 'girl fronted', 'girl band' or feel our gender has affected our status within the music industry/scene - we are quite simply a band.

"We have worked hard from day one - yes we have experienced some bias and will continue to do so, but from day one when we started playing music and gigging in 2012 we have seen an increase in fellow gals perusing music and gigging.

"Each show we play there are more gals down the front moshing about and it's great to see.

"We have had feedback from shows that people are being influenced to start a band or write music."

The band claimed this was the most "organic way" to tackle gender bias in music.

They added: "Queen Tut's is a great idea started by one of the most hard working women in music.

"If we can continue to play shows and influence women to do the same - nothing else matters."

Organiser Nadine Walker, director of Tenement TV, told STV News: "King Tut's is such a special place for live music and International Women's Day is a great opportunity for us to celebrate women on and off the stage in the brilliant Tut's venue.

"We're sure fans are going to love what we have planned."

The event will take place on Friday, March 8. Tickets are on sale now.

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