This year the newcomer Bråvalla festival took the crown as the biggest festival in Sweden and sadly also the crown as the most non-equal festival. Of 103 bands/artists 86 of them were male dominated (17 were female dominated). I was therefore a happy camper when I got the news that you can now wish bands for next year! On the list are several females which I want to see.
Some artists I hope for (and voted for):
Adele, Delain, Evanescence, First aid kit, Flogging Molly, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Lindsey Stirling, Regina Spektor and Within temptation.
I also sent in some suggestions on my own:
Patti Smith, Angus & Julia Stone, Missy Higgins, The pierces, Lacuna coil, Metric, Elane, Agnes Obel, The Cranberries and Krypteria. I might have forgotten someone...
I'm all for more females in the music scene, specially at festivals since most of the music I listen to is female fronted (at least the vocals). We need more women in the music industry overall I say! Getting more women on the stages is a good step specially since some of the biggest names right now are females (like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé).