Matty Healy Vows To Only Play Gender Balanced Festivals
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has pledged to only play music festivals with gender balanced line-ups.
The singer was challenged on Twitter by Laura Snapes, deputy music editor of The Guardian, to make it a condition that the band will only do festivals that commit to “ideally 50% acts that include women and non binary performers.”
Healy responded: “Take this as me signing this contract - I have agreed to some festivals already that may not adhere to this and I would never let fans down who already have tickets. But from now I will and believe this is how male artist can be true allies.”
In a separate tweets, Healy said his agents “are having kittens right now but times up man people need to act and not chat … I can feel the change!!”
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