Glastonbury Fest to feature female-only venue for the 1st time

– For the first time, this year’s Glastonbury Festival will feature a women-only venue known as The Sisterhood, Gigwise reports.

The venue, which will be part of the Shangri-La area of the festival, describes itself as an “intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women.” As NME reports, all staff members, including security guards and performs, will comprise those who identify as women.

The Sisterhood will host live music, as well as DJ sets, workshops – and even a DIY power tools workshop with carpenter Rhi Jean.

“The producers of The Sisterhood believe that women only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men,” said the venue’s organisers. “Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.”

They continued, “In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are current talking points that highlight this issue.

“Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space for women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women and all marginalised people, whilst showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”

Meanwhile, Glastonbury will be headlined this year by Muse, Coldplay and Adele.