“The Sisterhood believe that women only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men.”
This year’s Glastonbury will feature the festival’s first ever area exclusively for women.
The Sisterhood, a self-styled “revolutionary clubhouse”, is described as an “intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women.”
Staffed entirely by people who identify as women, it will be “hidden” within the Shangri La zone of the festival and will feature DJs and live music, from disco to punk, as well as offering workshops on intersectionality, diversity and inclusion and DIY power tools workshops.
A forum for black women called The Love In will take place on the Sunday and dance classes and VIP guests are promised too.
“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,” say the team behind the space. “Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.”
“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.”
In other Glastonbury news, the festival announced earlier today that it won’t be screening any games from Euro 2016 during this year’s festival, while on Wednesday, festival founder Michael Eavis revealed Longleat in Wiltshire as a potential venue for 2019.