Only 10% of the headliners for TradFest Temple Bar 2022, are women and only 15% of headliners at the Doolin Folk Festival are women
FairPlé analysed the line-ups of 16 festivals and concluded that, on average, women make up only 24.9% of the performers.
FairPlé is making a direct call out to all promoters, festival organisers and event programmers to make substantive gender balance a priority. There are plenty of amazing women, non-binary and gender-fluid artistes out there, but we are not getting to see or hear all of them. Details of many musicians can be found in our directory.
We are calling on festival funders and sponsors to take a proactive approach to the gender balance of the events you are supporting. At a minimum, all public funding should be conditional upon monitoring and reporting on gender balance of all aspects of the funded events.