Tracking the Gender Balance of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups

Glaring gender disparity...

"Even a quick scan through this year’s festival lineup posters reveals a gender imbalance, with female artists scarce among the larger font sizes. To look even deeper, we converted those lineups into data—logging the nearly 1,000 artists booked at 20 of this year’s biggest multi-genre festivals (primarily focusing on American fests) and ranking them according to their placement on each poster.

When we ran the numbers on music festivals last year, the gender disparity was glaring: Only a quarter of artists booked across 23 of the summer’s biggest fests were female or groups with at least one female member."

Read the full article by  Rob Mitchum and Diego Garcia-Olano via Pitchfork.

Graphics Credit: Patrick Jenkins