CLAM JAM Perth Festival & Abbe May say “YES”

Abbe May

Perth Festival is saying YES to equality for all, whether it’s same-sex marriage or the gender imbalance in the music industry, when Abbe May‘s Clam Jam reclaims Valentine’s Day in the name of love and the fair-go on Wednesday, February 14 at the Chevron Gardens next year.

A mini-festival of women in music, Clam Jam will be a double celebration to launch May’s fifth album FRUIT and champion Australia’s finest female talent.

Produced by Matt Gio (San Cisco), FRUIT is an album of electro-soul explosions, underpinned with the personal tales of someone who has found her roar.

FRUIT says I’m here, I’m REALLY gay and I’m proud of it because there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are LGBTQIA+ or one of our allies. Love is Love. It’s 20 bloody 17 after all!” says May.

FRUIT is an open declaration of my identity and struggle with my sexuality. It’s an open love letter to anyone who might feel they are alone in this.

“During this very public, generally non-fact based, very mean-spirited debate about whether or not same-sex couples should be given equal right to legally marry their loved ones, it is important that supporters stand up and show up for those who are affected.”

As one of the strongest and most respected women in Australian music, May launched the Clam Jam series to support women in music and showcase the talents of the awesome female musicians in the industry.

FRUIT is out February 2. Clam Jam takes over the Chevron Gardens on Wednesday, February 14. Tickets for go on sale Friday, October 20. The full Chevron Gardens program is announced on November 9.