Women in music: The problem with festivals

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We investigate claims that women in music are not being represented within the UK festival scene and more specifically in the line-ups.

For too long, women have been excluded from line-ups because their male counterparts often forget to include anyone outside of their friendship groups. Equally, when they are included it is only as a token representation and frequently get chosen based on looks over music.

Rosie Paldi spoke to events co-ordinator Steve Bedlam, who organises one of the main late night party fields at the legendary Glastonbury festival, called The Common and has been in the industry for over 25 years.

He spoke about how he has experienced bias as a male DJ and events organiser as well as what he does to create a more inclusive space for everyone at festivals.




Featured Image by Rosie Paldi.
Edited by Charlotte Griffin. 


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