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This article was published 17/6/2015 (1679 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
By now, it’s not news that very few women are headlining — or even playing in — some of the America’s largest music festivals.
Bloggers from all corners of the Internet (like here, here and here) have been photoshopping the men out of the lineups of big-ticket summer festivals — Pitchfork, Lollapallooza, etc. — from the past few years to illustrate how few women are left behind. The results aren’t pretty. This year’s Coachella had just 26 acts fronted by women on its stages this year - 26 of 191. New Jersey’s Skate & Surf Festival, meanwhile, featured zero women in its 2015 lineup.
So, we thought we’d do some tallying to see how the 2015 lineups of six of Winnipeg's music festivals stack up.
The results? Not terrible!
Dauphin's Countryfest — more like Dauphin's Brocountryfest — will have the fewest number of women gracing its stages, which is really disappointing considering how many fantastic women are working within the genre.
Rainbow Trout Festival will have the most, with over half of the lineup including women.
Jen Zoratti is a Winnipeg Free Press columnist and co-host of the paper's local culture podcast, Bury the Lede.