Glastonbury Promises To Book More Female Artists

In 2016, Coachella pledged that it has booked more female artists than in prior years, but none of them are headliners. In fact, we haven’t seen a female lead in roughly 10 years, with the last one being Bjork in 2007. Glastonbury has seemingly jumped on the train as well, with 2015 being a huge publicity year for women performers getting the stage time that they deserve.

Emily Eavis, co-organizer for the Glastonbury Festival, stated, “There are loads of great female MCs coming through this year which is quite exciting”. “Little Simz and Lady Leshurr and people like that. There’s a feeling in the Silver Hayes that a lot of exciting stuff will be happening over there. This is the crunch point with all our bookings”.

We consciously try to keep it as wide and as varied as possible. It’s always been pretty diverse here, but I think it’s important to think consciously about that when you’re booking.

With the festival boasting around 150 different stages that range from headlining sets, to esoteric musicians or even seeing a live circus or theatre performance, the bills themselves are usually decided by festival bookers. However, for the last 10 years, Emily and Michael Eavis having been curating the Emerging Talent Competition, with its role in the booking process at Glastonbury growing as well. All you need to enter is a few MP3s, a live performance video and you have to be an unsigned artist. For more information as well as tickets, be sure to head to the Glastonbury website.