Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bråvalla starts with heavy defections – Helsingborgs Dagblad

Bråvalla festival’s hallmark since inception in 2013 has been the width of the artists. Way Out West book their starting field in accordance with hajpas on music sites like Pitchfork and Sweden Rock has joined in on the nostalgia fragrant and family-friendly course. Bråvalla, however, have the financial muscle to be able to escape a musical niche. Therefore, the main attraction of diverse genres, like In Flames, Calvin Harris and Zara Larsson, succeed each other on stage.

Linn racket from Falkirk visiting the festival for the second year in a row. For her, it is precisely the width of the artists that attract.

– Bråvalla is so big, so you need not go to any other festival, she says.

Bråvalla festival has received criticism that the field is characterized by male artists. According to figures from the organization Equality Festival is 78 percent of the artists booked men. Although there is a decrease from last year’s 84 percent, the organizer has a lot to work with in the field of gender equality.

– It would be fun if there were more female artists, but now it is as it is. Though I think they can work more on the book Women, says festival-goers Clara Cox from Gothenburg.


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