Why Music Festivals Need More Beyoncés

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“There’s not much that can be done about the past, but we can rewrite our future.

— Shirley Manson, lead singer of the band Garbage, on creating gender balance on stage at music festivals

Once upon a time (the 1990s), a salve to male-dominated music festivals was Lilith Fair, a woman-centric tour founded in part by the singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. (It was the top-grossing festival in 1997, bringing in $16 million in North America.)

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