At music festivals, everyone should feel safe. This sounds obvious, right? Still, year after year the music festivals around the world has shown us the opposite.
Statement Festival wants to change this and in the summer of 2018, the festival will arrange the world’s most awesome music festival – without cis- men.
However, to arrange a festival for 10 000 people is not a small defeat. Statement Festival is already hard at work, but they need your help! In order to pull this off, Statement Festival started a Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter which was successfully funded. The crowdfunding campaign raised over 500,000 Swedish krona (₹40 lakh) on Kickstarter.
At this moment Statement Festival has 22 people that are working on this music festival, and the money they raised will be used to cover the costs for making this festival a reality. This includes costs for such things as renting a space for the association running the festival, artists, security and everything else that is included in creating an amazing festival.
The festival is being organised by Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare
Vad tror ni om att vi styr ihop en asfet festival dit bara icke män är välkomna som vi kör tills ALLA män har lärt sig hur en beter sig?
— Emma Knyckare (@Knyckare) July 2, 2017
The tweet says,“What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome that we’ll run until ALL men have learned how to behave themselves?”