BLOG from Platform’s youth project Shake!, first posted 28.6.13.SHOWCASE-equality[1]

Gender issues get a lot of discussion here at Shake! so it was with interest that we saw this article today[2] on the representation of women on the line-up at festivals.

We thought it only fair that we checked ourselves and with a hasty count-up and re-design of our Verse/Voice/Power poster from last Sunday’s event we were pleased to find that we seem to have got the balance about right.

52% of our advertised line-up defined as female (a whole 18% better than Glastonbury) and if you factor in some unavoidable abscences on the night together with the closing performance from Shake! co-ordinator Farzana this is boosted to 64% – yes, by these statistics we’re almost twice better than Britain’s iconic festival.

Nudge to Billy Bragg for a Shake! slot for next year’s Left Field [3]maybe? 🙂

See all the latest on Shake! here[4].

 

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://platformlondon.org/2013/07/01/official-shake-showcase-at-least-18-better-than-glastonbury/showcase-equality/
  2. this article today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/glastonbury-festival-few-women-artists
  3. Left Field : http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/left-field
  4. here: http://voicesthatshake.blogspot.co.uk/