The UK drum & bass scene has become overwhelmingly male and white. DJ Mag’s Becca Inglis speaks to artists, promoters and label owners who are working to change that.
The gender imbalance in music festival line-ups persists this year, despite the noise in promoters ears getting louder. Kirsten Johnstone asks why this is still an issue.
The social, cultural and economic benefits of diversity in music festival programs far outweigh ALL resistance, excuses and cop outs for making change.
Stuff has analysed the lineups of major festivals including Rhythm and Vines, Laneway, Homegrown and Splore since 2010. All of the festival lineups over the past eight years we broke down are overwhelmingly male, with at least double the number of men performing than women.