Glastonbury Is Launching A Women-Only Zone This Year

Is this good or bad for inclusivity?

By Jazzi Johnson

The Glastonbury festival has been long withstanding since the 1970s. The four-day UK event is known for its many stages and A-list acts, but their newest addition is different than anything they've done before.

The new women-only zone, Sisterhood, is described as "an intersectional, Queer, Trans and Disability inclusive space open to all who identify as women." Introduced as “a labor of love for women, by women," the stage will feature all women-related performances, workshops, and talks designed to empower attendees. Their hope is for “women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women.”

"The media often reduces women to passive, sexualized objects without any agency. The Sisterhood is a revolutionary clubhouse for women [to] have their voices heard on their terms," it continues.

Do you think the women-only stage is a great idea for empowerment, or counter-productive to creating an inclusive and diverse space? It's good to have 

This year's headliners at Glastonbury include Adele, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and Disclosure, with special tributes to Prince and David Bowie. See the full line-up below.

We’re pleased to reveal our first Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up poster (by Stanley Donwood)…

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