Don't Hate, Appreciate: Females at Festivals
Female Acts at Leeds FestI'm not saying females shouldn't be in bands. I'm not saying there shouldn't be more bands on the line up. I'm saying LET'S CELEBRATE THE WOMEN WHO HAVE ROCKED THE FESTIVAL and those who will continue to rock the industry from within. It's not just about women who play on the stage at festivals - what about all the women behind the scenes? Booking bands, doing PR, setting up the camp sites, arranging the riders.... I could go on. Festivals are so much bigger than who is on the stage. But why are people so focussed on looking on the negative side of the lack of females in the line up? Why not celebrate the fact that there are some strong, sassy ladies in there in the first place, and why not look at line ups gone by and share a little love for the girls who did it better than a guy ever could?
Haim at Leeds Fest
Paramore at Reading and Leeds Fest
Be Your Own Pet, back in the day
Don't agree? That's fine. If every one agreed on everything the world would be a boring place.
But don't poo-poo something for the sake of it. Don't be negative for a reaction. Don't hate, appreciate.