Crack in the Road
Why did you decided to edit the Readin & Leeds festival line-ups to show only the female arists and bands with female members?
I guess my reasoning and my issue is much the same as the first time - not to point the finger solely at Reading & Leeds Festivals, it just so happens that in this instance their line-up(s) are perfect examples of the underlying and often unspoken issues regarding representation and visibility within the music industry. However, what is disappointing with R&L is their (or at least Melvin Benn's) insistence on denying that a problem even exists here. I'm not suggesting quotas, or that every festival or event should have equal representation, but I am disappointed that businesses with cultural relevance and influence don't take it upon themselves to be more progressive with the way they operate. This is still at times an industry that still has a certain level of exploitation of women at it's core when it suits, be it in music videos, artwork, or even just being the focal point of songs - yet when women rightfully want to take part in these spaces, they aren't given the same opportunities or respect.