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Where Are the Female Festival Headliners?

This summer, millions of people will party at music festivals around the world and yet again, there's a glaring absence of women at the top of these festival lineups. What's going on here? Guest Alyssa Pereira (@alyspereira) of SFGate joins host Adrian Spinelli (@AGSpinelli) to discuss what mechanisms are in play that continue to prevent female-fronted acts from owning the tops of festival bills, and possible ways to disrupt the trend.

Song List

Baio

"Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)

Tokimonsta

"Darkest (Dim)"

Rihanna

"Needed Me"

Adele

"Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"

Aretha Franklin

"Rock Steady"

Taylor Swift

"Shake it Off"

Fleetwood Mac

"Dreams"

Bjork

"Virus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)"

Sia

"Elastic Heart"

The Fugees

"Ready or Not"

Aretha Franklin

"Respect"