45 festivals commit to gender equality on line ups

Several UK festivals have joined a new gender-equality initiative by the PRS Foundation, Keychange is a pledge to have at least a 50/50 balance between male and female artists on line ups by 2022.

The festivals range from classical, jazz and rock, with very few being dance music based. CEO of PRS Foundation Vanessa Reed said “We support diverse talent across every programme we run at PRS Foundation”.

Genre inequality is a major issue within the music industry on a global scale with American DJ Steve Aoki recently telling male DJs to ‘step aside’.