Female artists

The site looks great - shame the carousel on the line-up front page depicts seven bands without one single female amongst them. Surely there could be some good suggestions to even it out!

The site looks great - shame the carousel on the line-up front page depicts seven bands without one single female amongst them. Surely there could be some good suggestions to even it out!

huh

you're absolutely right

looking at the line-up, it's a pretty male-heavy gender balance

there are, of course, the wonderful sanae yamada of moon duo, anna von hausswolff, jo schornikow (hopefully) with phosphorescent, julia holter, and several more

but most of these artists are way down the bill

i'm sure, in the past, that the balance has been better

first aid kit, mountain man, joanna newsom

not that a bill should be chosen for the gender balance

but there is a conspicuous lack of women this year...

I don't really see the line up being more male-orientated than any other festival. I'm not going to argue the "industry" is a level playing field, but it'd be harsh to point the finger at GM, eh?

I don't know the make up of every act playing this year so I couldn't say who plays in what, but first glance you've got one of the festival's main talking points Patti Smith up there and a host of other amazing female artists across all the stages. I'm excited to see This is the Kit, Rozi Plain, Low (one half a lady!), Patti Smith, etc, etc.