Emily BurgessIn 2014, we made out first (of, hopefully, many) attempts to capture the data behind how many women are appearing on festival stages in Canada.

We asked for volunteers to submit stats for festivals, looking primarily for how many bands played each festival, and how many of those bands were fronted by women.

 

Here are the results:

A    45% – 50%+ (2 festivals)

Home County ON – 55.56%

Wavelength ON – 50%

B    35% – 44% (3 festivals)

Summerfolk ON – 40.48%

Montreal Folk Festival PQ – 40.91%

Winnipeg Folk Festival MB – 40.48%

C    25% – 34% (2 festivals)

Sappyfest NS – 25.81%

Wintergreen Concert Series PQ – 25%

D – 15% – 24% (4 festivals)

Shelter Valley Folk Festival ON – 21.05%

Peterborough Music Fest ON – 21.05%

Wolfe Island Music Festival ON – 20%

Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) ON – 15.91%

F 0% – 14% (1 festival)

Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival ON – 9.09%

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