New data highlights gender gap at major UK festivals and awards

last.fm gender gap

New research from Last.fm has highlighted the UK and US festivals who are working hardest to close the gender gap across their annual line-ups.

Data from 2002 to the present day shows that British summertime institutions Latitude Festival and Bestival have the most even split, with the former booking 57 percent male talent compared to 43 percent female talent. Bestival operates on an average 64 percent / 36 percent split in favour of men.

However Tennessee’s Bonnoroo Festival has programmed zero women during the same time frame.

In the awards category, only the American Music Awards boasted a 50/50 gender split, with the Brit Awards coming out best this side of the Atlantic with a split of 58/42 in favour of men.

The data shows a more even split between Last.fm users tuning into male and female-created music, with 44 percent of listeners opting for women and women-fronted acts and 56 percent listening to male acts.

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