Glastonbury aiming for equal harmony with 50/50 gender balance across its lineup

Glastonbury festival, like life, is all about balance.

This year, boss Emily Eavis has been striving for a 50/50 gender balance across the line-up but admits they are “a little way off”.

She says: “The gender balance is something I consider at every stage of the booking process.

“We’re a little way off being 50/50 across the whole festival, but in 2017 the Park Stage was 50/50 and that will be the case on other stages this year. We’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

Rumours persist Fleetwood Mac could headline but industry sources say Stormzy will be joined by the The Cure and possibly another male act, The Killers, at the top of the bill.

Janet Jackson, pictured, is due to perform over the weekend and Kylie Minogue will play the “legends” slot on Sunday afternoon.

In 2015, Ellie Goulding criticised the lack of women in the Glasto line-up.

A BBC study two years ago found that 80% of headliners at a number of festivals were male, and last year, 45 – not including Glastonbury – pledged they would aim to achieve a gender balance by 2022.

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