A company has analysed the gender balance of various UK festivals. The best was Latitude, which achieved a gender balance of 48.1% women; next up was Glastonbury, with 44.6%.
And then there was Download, home of superannuated rock bands whose commercial and artistic peaks happened decades ago.
That’s all performers. Female artists or bands? 2.9%.
Lots of female bands at their commercial and artistic peaks decades back, were there?