#GoodRead | Glastonbury, Reading or Creamfields: which 2015 festival has the fewest female artists?
When Florence + the Machine step in to replace the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury this week, they will be only the second act with a woman topping the bill at a major UK festival in 2015. Welch will, in fact, be the first British woman this century to headline the Pyramid stage; the last to do so was Skin, when Skunk Anansie closed the festival in 1999. Before her it was Shakespears Sister — and that was in 1992. Of course, it’s not a problem specific to Worthy Farm — of the 14 headline acts playing Glastonbury, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, V and Isle of Wight this year, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie are the only other women.