…and the gender disparity.
In an interview with Alternative Press, Against the Current vocalist Chrissy Costanza talked about the gender disparity at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival.
Relating interview excerpt can be read in full below.
“How did you first find out you were the only woman on this iteration of the lineup? – AltPress
I didn’t really look at the lineup that much at first. I just was like, “Oh, Jimmy Eat World!” and was pumped about that. And then all of a sudden, this other outlet pointed [it] out and it got picked up by The Independent.
And all of the sudden Twitter was blowing up. Just ‘Reading & Leeds: 57 men and one woman’ and I was just like, ‘What is going on?’ That was actually the first time I realised [it] because I didn’t really know a lot of the bands on the lineup aside from the really big ones.
I was like, ‘Holy shit, I am the only girl. That’s it – it’s just me.’ And granted, the rest of the lineup isn’t announced yet, so who knows, but that was the first time I was like, ‘Wow, that’s actually really infuriating.'” – Chrissy Costanza
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