40 Additional Festivals Join Gender Balance Initiative Keychange
Soundcity 2016. Photo Courtesy of: PRS Foundation / Andy Hughes.

40 Additional Festivals Join Gender Balance Initiative Keychange

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LONDON, UK (CelebrityAccess) – According to Music Week, PRS Foundation has announced that an additional 40 festivals have joined the Keychange pledge to achieve 50:50 gender balance across their line-ups by 2022.

The news follows the gender balance pledge made by 45 international music festivals and conferences back in February.

“We’re thrilled that Liverpool Sound City has joined the Keychange partnership and is hosting an event which celebrates the fact that another 40 festivals have joined since we launched at Canada House a few months ago. It’s been hugely encouraging to hear from such a broad range of independent music events who recognize the benefits of championing more female artists across their stages,” said Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS Foundation.

New pledges, which will be formally announced at Liverpool Sound City tomorrow (May 4) include: Annie Mac’s AMP Lost & Found (Malta), Bestival – Temple Stage, Black Deer Festival, Bushstock, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, EFG London Jazz Festival, MUSEXPO and Relevance Festival in Denmark among countless others.

For additional information about Keychange, visit: prsfoundation.com