Glastonbury has taken the bold decision to have a women-only stage, dubbed Sisterhood, at this year’s festival.
The festival organisers describe the stage as an “intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women.”
All the staff working the stage from sound engineers to stewards will be female-identified.
Explaining the decision, the organisers said, "The producers of the Sisterhood believe that women only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men... Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space 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 and all marginalised people, whilst showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”
Whilst no acts or performers have been announced yet — though they are promising “live music and DJs spanning disco, bass, pop, riotgrrl, punk and funk” — it has been revealed that the stage will be hidden somewhere in the Shangri-La section of the festival.
In other Glastonbury news, the founder of Glastonbury, Michael Eavis, let slip that the festival might be moving to a new location in the coming years. Worthy Farm, "is very warm, it's full of atmosphere and character and history as well," explained Eavis. "But I really do need an alternative site, no doubt about it."