In February, the heads of 109 music festivals and conferences promised to develop and maintain a 50/50 gender balance on their lineups by 2022. Why would this take four years to realize? Good question. There’s one festival that’s ahead of the curve, though: Iceland Airwaves, which will feature a lineup of 50 percent women.
The New York Times describes the festival, which takes place from November 7-10, as “the country’s answer to South by Southwest.” Will Larnach-Jones, Iceland Airwaves’ head of operations, told the Times it was easy to book, because, it turns out, women musicians are great. Read More via Jezebel.