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Research Centre for Gender Studies

Gender and Diversity in Music Festivals

When:We 01-12-2021 17:00 - 19:00

Panel Sponsored by the Centre for Gender Studies

How does a line-up for a festival appear if we take out all the bands with only male members? How many female headliners do music festivals have annually? How many of them are the same artist? How do booking practices, the Keychange initiative or budget discussions affect who makes it on a line-up?

All these and more questions will be discussed at our panel talk for Gender and Diversity in Music Festivals. The panel talk will take place on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 from 17:00-19:00 CET.

In order to join the panel talk online, please use the following link:

Registration: If you are joining with a RUG-account, no prior registration is necessary. If you are joining from an outside organization, please register by sending an email to n.h.leidinger

About our speakers:

Eva van Netten programs, organizes, coordinates and produces for: Welcome to the Village, Explore the North, Explore production house and Pink Saturday (2020). All this with a queer and activist heart, to realize programs and projects that broaden perspectives, make new frameworks (or preferably no frameworks at all) the norm and make the world a little fairer. In the evenings she trades the office space and the festival grounds for the music studio and the boxing gym. This leads to sore muscles, tours of Europe with BlackboxRed and compositions for theater.

Marjan Wynia has worked as a marketing & communications manager in the Dutch creative industries for many years. For over a decade, she has worked for the GRAP foundation, an organisation dedicated to helping talented music artists in kickstarting their careers. She was responsible for the marketing of Muzikantendag, Amsterdams Bevrijdingsfestival, Amsterdamse Popprijs and many more. She has written an online guide to the music industry (Muzikantendag Academy) and edited De Waarde van Pop. She is also one of the co-founders of female network organisation Chicks in the Bizz. Recently she started as a freelance copy writer and next to that she is researching gender dynamics in the music industry alongside other instrumental individuals associated with KIEM.

Leyre Marinas is a PhD candidate in music journalism and feminism at the Complutense University of Madrid. Her research focuses on gender discrimination in the music industry, especially in Spain as well as the impact of the Riot Grrrl movement from the 1990s to the present within popular music and pop culture. Previously she has written about David Bowie, glam rock, and the redefinition of femininity, and the influence of female and Queer people on the cultural industries. She’s also co-written a book containing interviews focused on gender discrimination and harassment with professional Spanish women from different cultural sectors. She is currently an Erasmus Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Groningen.

Kristin McGee is Associate Professor in Popular Music in the Arts, Culture and Media Department at the University of Groningen. She has written especially on the intersections of jazz and popular music within European and American contexts and in relation to gender dynamics within audiovisual media including her monograph Some Liked it Hot: Jazz Women in Film and Television  (Wesleyan University Press 2009) and Remixing European Jazz Culture published by Routledge’s Transnational Studies in Jazz Series. In 2021, she co-edited, with Christina Baade, Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times  (Wesleyan University Press).

Gender and diversity in music festivals