Skip to main content

Icelandic music festival first to reach 50% female acts

by Futures Centre, Aug 1
1 minute read

Iceland Airwaves, a festival this November, is one of 109 music festivals that have joined the Keychange Initiative to address gender inequality at live music events. With more than 50% of Iceland Airwave’s confirmed acts as female, the event promises to be the first major festival to achieve the initiative’s 50/50 gender objective.

Wikimedia Commons

The European Union-backed Keychange Initiative includes BBC Proms and South By Southwest among other notable festival signatories.


by Futures Centre Spotted 1994 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.