Women-only venue to be introduced to 2016 Glastonbury Festival

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A women-only venue is to be introduced to the 2016 Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

The Sisterhood, is described as ‘an Intersectional, Queer, Trans and Disability inclusive space open to all people who identify as women.’ Those working within the venue, such as security guards, bar staff and hosts will all also identify as women.

The venue is set to be a ‘revolutionary clubhouse’, hidden within the Shangri La zone of the festival. There will be daily workshops and dance classes alongside live music and DJs, playing all genres of music from punk to disco. Celebrity guests are also set to make an appearance, although they will be confirmed at a later date.

In a statement, the organisers said, “The producers of The Sisterhood believe that women-only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men. Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.”

“In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are currently talking points that highlight this issue. Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space for women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women and all marginalised people, while showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”

This year’s Glastonbury Festival takes place from 22nd – 26th June and will see the likes of Adele, Jess Glynne and Ellie Goulding performing.

To find out more about The Sisterhood, click here.

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