Emily Eavis has discussed Glastonbury‘s booking policy, emphasising the need to “address the balance” when booking female artists at this year’s festival.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens earlier today, the festival organiser revealed the approach that Glastonbury adopted for this year’s festival in making a concerted effort to book as many female acts as male.
“We need to address the balance and keep it equal,” Eavis said. “It’s almost impossible to make it 50-50, but we’re making an effort to book female acts on the same level as men.”
“Quite often we hear about bands pulling in at the top of the hill and just saying, “Woah.” The scale of [the festival] is enormous, but if its goes well here, it can send you into all sorts of places.”
Hear the full interview below:
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