Is Florence unveiling the inequality machine?

Following the unfortunate loss of the Foo Fighters at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Florence and the Machine were moved up to the headline spot. A worthy stand-in, with three number one albums, what’s surprising many is that Florence and the Machine is the first female fronted headliner in 16 years.

This raises many questions about gender inequality within the music industry. Women aren’t less talented. There isn’t a shortage of successful female bands and artists. So why are they missing from the festival spotlight?

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