Brandi Carlile is asserting festival boundaries by announcing that her Girls Just Wanna Weekend will feature an all-female roster. “I’m proud to announce that our festival has an ALL female-fronted lineup. I would absolutely LOVE to see a ton of men there supporting women in rock and roll.”
Carlile, who has been a known advocate for social empowerment, was quick to vocalize her position on gender-based touring equality by stating, “I’ve always thought this, since I was a little girl: inequality prevents merit-based success. Until equality exists, then the people who are getting excluded from the spots don’t get a chance to earn those merits.”
According to a recent Pitchfork review, female acts currently hold about 19 percent of show lineups.
While that statistic is dim, there seem to be brighter days ahead for gender balance. The inaugural music packed weekend is scheduled to kick off at the Hard Rock Hotel in Rivera Maya, Mexico on January 30th, 2019. Fans can expect the weekend of fun in the sun to be sizzling with performances by powerhouse performers Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, and Patty Griffin. Tickets go on sale August 1st 2018, at noon ET.