Glastonbury Festival 2016 to Have a Women Only Section Entitled 'The Sisterhood'
In 2016, Glastonbury Festival is slated to have a woman’s only section entitled “The Sisterhood.”
The zone will reportedly feature live music, workshops and even DIY classes for all females in attendance. It is the first time that this zone has been featured at Glastonbury, and it will occur on June 24-26.
The Sisterhood zone at Glastonbury will have sets by Coldplay, Adele, and Muse and is being promoted as somewhat of a “revolutionary clubhouse” open to those who identify as female, including intersectional, queer, trans and disability inclusive festival goers.
The Glastonbury producers said in a statement to The Independent, “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. 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 the issue.”
It further read, “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 marginalized people, while showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”
In other Glastonbury news, the festival is also set to honor music legends Prince and David Bowie who passed away this year. The pyramid stage, which hosts the most famous performers, will reportedly feature a lightning bolt in honor of Bowie and in tribute to his Aladdin Sane album. There are also rumors of a few late night parties that will be dedicated to Prince.