#3 Liv Sin: “Dedicated to prove them wrong”

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New episode of the Dear Darkness podcast is out featuring Liv Sin! Hear all about her new band, the difficult split up with Sister Sin and learn how to deal with haters.

This one is also a festival special. Why are there so much men on stage at metal festivals? We have some tips for all the conservative organisers out there.

Calling out for names for an inspirational list of heavy metal and rock bands with at least one member that identifies as a women! The band needs to have at least 2000 followers or fans at their official Instagram or Facebook page. Post us your favourites in comments or at hello@deardarknessofficial.com!

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DJ Rockadelika delivering heavy tunes

Banesa Martinez aka DJ Rockadelika is a swedish DJ manuevring diffrent genres of rock. Her style ranges through rock in psychadelic,  blues, fuzz, doomy, energetic, hard and heavy shapes from the 1960’s to 2017. She’s been a rock n roll DJ for 14 years and plays festivals and big and small shows. Recently she was the guest editor for our Instagram account @deardarknessofficial and shared her amazing story.

If you want to book DJ Rockadelika – find her here.

Episode #2 – Linnea Landstedt: “It’s not science, it’s just really fast”

The second episode of the Dear Darkness podcast is out! Mighty Linnea Landstedt from Tyranex and Ice Age reveals how she picks her band members, what it’s like to join an iconic band and why she doesn’t give a fuck about lyrics.

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#Hellfest lineup: 2% women

France is up next – it’s time for mighty @hellfestopenair to be put to the test this weekend! 673 men and 14 women musicians in the lineup – 2% – adds this festival to the bottom equality rates. We know you can do much better – Allons! Are any of you Dear Darkness friends in Clisson headbanging this weekend??

#SantaMariaSummerFest lineup: 4% women

This weekend also offered festival @smsfportugal with the same percentage rate as Sweden’s SRF – 4% – in their metal lineup of 110 men and 4 women musicians. These numbers are clearly not country related and surely something we all need to address and work on! Did you guys go to any festivals this weekend?

#DowloadFestival lineup: 4% women

Don’t worry UK! We didn’t forget about your contribution to the festival palette of the past weekend. Live Nation UK’s @downloadfest offered some really sweet acts, but a poorer gender balance in their lineup: 265 men and 11 women landing on a 4% rate of female musicians. Come on, UK – honor ALL queens!?

#SwedenRockFestival lineup : 4% women

Today is final night for Swedish top event @swedenrockfestival presenting 321 men vs 14 women musicians in their 2017 lineup landing on a rate of 4% female performers. That’s calls for some real improvement so maybe this festival should ask the #deardarkness crew for help on creating a more equal lineup for 2018 – don’t you agree?✌️



#RockHardFestival lineup: 2% women

Past weekend also presented @rockhardfestival in Germany. Nice lineup for sure, but containing 86 males and only 2 females gives them a lineup equality rate of only 2% women. They could for sure do better next year, don’t you think? ✌️


#muskelrock lineup: 14% women

Festival season 2017 continues!

This past weekend hosted one of Sweden’s mightiest: #muskelrock. Very talented women musicians headlining, and a gender spread of 111 men and 18 women which equals 14% women in their lineup. Going in the right direction, right?? What festivals are you guys looking forward to this summer?

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#copenhell lineup: 2% women

Festival season is here. Let’s elaborate on the lineups for this year, shall we?
First off, let’s take a look at @copenhell in Denmark. They come on strong with 183 men vs 3 women in their 2017 lineup. That’s equals a total of 2% females. Great job, guys!?What do festival lineups look like where you live?