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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??
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?
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!?
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?✌️
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? ✌️
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?
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?
We started this thing about a year ago. Since then we have had lots of amazing guest editors at our IG telling us about their own experiences of being a headbanger in this world. Now we are releasing the Dear Darkness podcast where we meet some of today’s most interesting musicians. So far we have met up with some pretty awesome ladies. We hope you will enjoy it, and please let us know if you have any guests you would like to listen to. We are aiming to do a lot of interviews this year! First episode will be up later this week.