Friday 13 December 2019

Glastonbury are launching a women only venue on site this year

Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival

In a historic move, this year's Glastonbury Festival will feature a venue open only to women.

Named The Sisterhood, the spot will be hidden in the site's renowned Shangri-La area and is billed as an "intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women".

Described as a "revolutionary clubhouse," the venue's staff, performers, and security will all be women.

Should you pay the spot a visit, you'll find live music and DJs as well as workshops on diversity.

"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," the venue's organisers said. "Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.

"In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are current talking points that highlight this issue. 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."

Many people expressed their views on social media where the response to the decision was fairly mixed.

This year's Glastonbury Festival takes place 24-26 June with Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlining. The full line-up and stage times were announced earlier this week causing clash headaches for everyone.

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