“It’s not just that I love St. Vincent (because I do), but Clark’s presence onstage was addictive. Artful. Skillful. Powerful. And I was struck by something else: how good it felt to see a woman headlining a festival mainstage. It felt so rare. So I spent (a lot of) time looking at lineups across the country to quantify the ratio of women to men on festival bills. What’s your guess? Take what you’re thinking and aim lower.”
This post helped to inspire our project ‘Festival Report Cards,’ and we agree with writer Holly Gordon.