FYF Fest certainly had a lot of hype leading up to this weekend, and nothing but praise on Monday. In case you missed it, the lineup can be found here:
LA Weekly was the first to favorably profile the festival’s forward booking ways, referencing the festival’s history growing from an underground rock festival to the first of the highest grossing US festivals to book two female headliners. That means they beat Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC Vegas, and Outsidelands.
“While this year’s FYF lineup as a whole is only about 30% women — a number that is progressive in the grand scheme but still leaves a lot of room for improvement — half of the heavy hitters at the top of the bill are women (Missy Elliott, Björk, Erykah Badu, Solange), and all but one of those performers is a person of color.”
FYF even took the decision to book female artists throughout every genre, accounting for differing music tastes to ensure female performers would be present in every participant’s experience, regardless of genre preference.
It’s not the only movement towards a female-friendly festival. If you’re looking for more women empowerment, Austin’s got you covered at the Babes Fest.
Got a girl power event you’re stoked about? Let us know on Twitter.
Go out tonight, and any night. Jukely is a concert subscription that gives members guestlist access to hundreds of music events – for one price. Whenever you want to go out, you’ll always have something to do. Learn more and sign up at jukely.com.