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Older women almost completely missing from this year’s UK music festival headliners

Just one female music act over the age of 50 has been chosen for any of the 55 headliner slots at the UK’s most popular music festivals this summer, new analysis by the Centre for Ageing Better reveals.

Glastonbury festival

While older women are almost completely absent from the headliner slots or even the main stage, older male performers are much more prominent – indicating a damaging combination of ageism and sexism in the music industry.

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