A ‘revolutionary clubhouse’ for ‘all people who identify as women’ will be a first for Glastonbury at this year’s festival.
Amid the raucous noise of hundreds of bands, including somewhat embarrassingly Coldplay, the Shangri-La zone will feature an “intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space” known as The Sisterhood.
The women only area is conceived as a protest space against a male dominated world and will also hold workshops on diversity and bettering the lot of marginalised groups.
“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. Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts,” reads a statement from the producers.
“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, while showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”
Crucially The Sisterhood is for those who identify as women, not exclusively those of the female sex, and the entire staff and cast of performers will be composed of people who identify themselves as such.