Pop-Culture | Posted by Gabby Catalano on 07/3/2017

Examining The Gender Imbalance At Music Festivals

Why are music festivals still so male dominated?

It was 2014 and I was getting ready to soak up the sun and enjoy an alternative rock music festival in Boston. As I browsed the lineup—which included big names like Bleachers, Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, and Childish Gambino—I asked myself: Where are the women? I’ve been to countless festivals over the years and have constantly asked myself that same question. I’ve always been madly in love with indie rock music, underground artists, and the entire festival scene, but it’s never been clear that the love is returned.

Although 50 percent of the 32 million people in the U.S. who attend music festivals are women, the gender of the performers at them hardly reflect their viewers. Coachella’s 2016 lineup included 168 …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Brian C on 08/28/2011

Support Women Artists Sunday: Womenpalooza

First of all let me say that attending Lollapalooza is one of the most fun experiences you could possibly have and I’m lucky enough to have gone for a third straight year. I will now pause for you all to get over the momentary jealousy you are no doubt experiencing. Also, in case you were unaware, Lollapalooza is a three day rock festival put on in Grant Park every year with over 120 bands playing on 8 stages over the three days. This year Lolla was sold out, making capacity reach 90k each day. So, pause two for any people late on the jealousy parade.

At first I was kind of bummed to see the lack of a female band as a headliner this year. The previous two years I …

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