A recent poll of Instagram users revealed that 73% of clubbers wouldn’t decide against going to a festival with an all-male line-up.
The question was posed to ravers as part of a series of polls posted to the social media platform by Electronic Beats over the last few weeks. While 72% of respondents said they were aware of the gender equality discussion within the music industry and 76% said that it was a subject they cared about, only 27% of those who responded said that they would choose not to go to a festival if it had an all-male line-up.
There’s a rave happening on a Georgian beach resort this summer. EchoWaves, a new beachside festival from Serbian promoters EXIT, is set to take place in Anaklia, Georgia, between 23rd and 26th August.
Over 100 festivals have joined the Keychange pledge, which encourages “festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022,” according to the campaign’s website.
Onder de Radar is a techno rave taking place in an abandoned Dutch military airbase this summer.
Taking place on 11th August, the one-day music festival boasts a line-up stuffed with top techno talent such as Derrick May, Robert Hood, Ben Sims, Avalon Emerson, and many more.
Organised by long-running techno promoters Basic Grooves, Onder De Radar is set in the grounds of a derelict airbase in Enschede in the Netherlands.
Electric Zoo has unveiled its third phase line-up and joining previously announced headliners Kaskade, Marshmello and Martin Garrix will be Tiësto, Alesso and Destructo.
The iconic US festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer and will be returning to Randall’s Island on Labor day weekend from 31st August to 2nd September.
Ultra Europe has locked in over 30 artists, including Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Loco Dice, for its phase two line-up. The festival, which returns to Poljiud Stadium in Split, Croatia, takes place between 6th and 8th July, with a weeklong Destination Ultra event series running in advance between 5th and 11th July.
RHA Festival has locked in 20 house and techno artists, including Charlotte de Witte, Hector and Luciano, for its 2018 line-up. The festival makes its return to Mexico for its second year, scheduled to take place between 25th and 26th May at the coastal Riviera Nayarit region.
Meadows In The Mountains has announced the final list of acts that will be joining them in the unique setting of Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria 7th to 10th June. This year sees a main stage take-over by Little Gay Brother, the LGBTQ+ rave that started life at Secret Garden Party. Playing alongside their performers will be DJ Mag's 'One To Watch for 2018' and a favourite from their Omeara London parties, Wax Wings.