Chagstock Festival celebrating female artists

Ross Bryant
Ross Bryant

Chagstock Festival has announced that a majority of their acts this year feature female performers.

On their main stages, thirteen out of twenty-two of their acts feature female performers, with even more female inclusive acts booked for the smaller Live Lounge stage. The annual music festival near Chagford has previously hosted artists such as the Levellers, The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers and Imelda May.

Simon Ford, Chagstock Festival organiser said: “When choosing the line-up, I wanted to make sure that quality came first. I’m glad to say that there is no shortage of great female musicians out there.
I am very conscious that there is a movement to address the balance of male to female performers, particularly at festivals. I am therefore delighted to say that 13 out of our 22 main and marquee stage acts have one or more female members.”

Amy Montgomery who is due to play her set on the Saturday said: “The rise of female artists is awesome to see and to be a part of. The feminine essence is an important element in creating a wholesome feel for a festival, especially when she is let free, and given opportunities to flourish her energy. But let’s not forget about how amazing and important the males are too, for it is all about balance!”

The festival takes places from the 19th – 20th of July, this year’s headliners include Fun Lovin’ Criminals and From the Jam,
featuring Bruce Foxton.