To mark International Women’s Day 2018, an Instagram account has begun posting the posters for Aussie gigs and festivals all the male acts removed. And, as you might imagine, what we’re seeing is pretty grim.
A new Instagram account called lineupswithoutmales has been posting Aussie festival and gig posters with the all the male acts removed.
Simply named lineupswithoutmales, the account made its first post yesterday with the starkly barren Jumanji Festival lineup (featuring zero female acts), and since then has posted the lineups for Sets on The Beach (also all males acts), Download Festival (just five acts with female members) and more.
For International Women’s Day, the account has posted a series of recent lineups that they “didn’t have to edit much at all”, championing the likes of Sad Grrrls Fest, Electric Lady, Sunset 20°N Festival, and The Plot.
Today, triple j’s Hack team has published their third annual investigation of the gender gap in Australian music by the numbers, which declares that “the Australian music industry continues to be dominated by men across almost every level.”
They reveal that festival line-ups are still overwhelmingly male. “None of Australia’s major touring festivals have reached gender parity on their lineups in three years,” the study states, “however Laneway remains Australia’s most gender-diverse festival, with female-identifying acts (or acts featuring both men and women) making up 44 per cent of its most recent line-up.”