June 21, 2017

SJW “diversity experts” say there's too many “white male” acts at rock festivals

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist Mike Gwilliam
 

Imagine if Justin Trudeau's absurd gender quotas managed to find their way into a rock festival's lineup. Tickets would NOT sell.

Yet, Keith Harris, the chair of UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce (because that's something that just needed to exist apparently) says “people have got to open their minds” to diversity. I'd rather open up a beer to be honest.

This comes after, according to Heat Street, research compiled by the UK’s Press Association news agency said that of 321 acts booked for UK festivals, only 47 have a female member and 89 have a non-white member.

Harris added, “They (female acts) clearly have fans out there and if you put them on the bill they will clearly bring an audience and in some cases they will bring a new audience, because a lot of the male headliners have been round eight or nine times.”

No, I'm pretty sure that female rock bands have an audience and it's the same audience that already attends festivals. Listen, where there's rock or metal music by non-whites and women that is good, festival organizers book them. It just so happens that for the price of admission, festival goers want to see bands they like a lot – the majority of which happen to be white and male. It's not a 50/50 split. Not even 1/4. Not even 1/9. You see where I'm going with this?

Plus, it's already tough having to diversify the lineup in some capacity. Rock and metal have numerous sub-genres and it's impossible to please everyone. Have have seen the comments section on Facebook when a festival lineup is announced? No one is ever completely happy. When there's a festival dedicated just to melodic death metal, let me know. The point is, adding gender and race quotes to the mix would be a disaster.

And lets not forget who actually attends these things. Check out the albums for Download, one of the UK's largest rock festivals. Notice something about the crowd? White people. Shocking. And probably sickening if you're a member of BLM or a self-hating SJW cuck.

That's not to say there aren't minorities at metal or rock festivals, but rarely are they seen. I barely recall seeing any minorities at the 4+ times I've been to Heavy Montreal. Probably because rock/metal music isn't a big part of their lives. And maybe, just maybe, as such, there aren't very many rock bands featuring minorities because most aren't massive fans to begin with.

Anyway, this criticism has caused one festival, ironically named Bestival (yea right) to introduce gender quotas for its DJ stage next year, and will insist half of artists are female. They claim they have a “responsibility to help rebalance the male dominance of festival line-ups.” I guess a Tumblr blog just wasn't enough.

And while it may be easier for hip hop festivals to “balance” out genders and races, it becomes a hell of a lot harder and a lot more stupid to do the same for other festivals. Oh, and there's also that little factor of people not buying tickets if Metallica gets replaced by blue haired feminists who play banjos and whine about the patriarchy in song form.

Keep it simple. Book the best acts and forget about nonsense such as diversity.

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commented 2017-07-16 22:52:08 -0400
Weird, gender identification at a pop music festival.
Far more bizarre, in my view, is that at least two regular commenters on this site have chosen a female name even though they are gents. Why would you do that?
One explanation given was that The Rebel is seen as a male dominated forum, and a female name helps balance that out.
The Rebel did not intend to be a place for cross-gender exploration, but that it what it has become.
commented 2017-07-13 15:15:59 -0400
I’d listen to a female band, but all

I’ve ever seen by them is they are mostly
stripped and flashing of t and a. I am hetro
and always will be, but won’t waste my time
or money on that crap. So that must also tell
you, I’d never allow that trash around my
children. My children will have a life of
goodness. The trash, well goes to the cesspool.
commented 2017-06-23 19:54:03 -0400
They tried to make the Comics more PC. No one bought them.
commented 2017-06-23 08:55:43 -0400
“Build it and they will come.” I think not. No name no talent bands based upon a quota system? Let me laugh myself silly as the “festival” goes bankrupt and puts its hand out to the government for bailout.

Not enough women groups; who’s fault is that? Not enough non-white groups; who’s fault is that?

I do hope that Lilith Fair organisers will now do the right thing and have 50% of the acts male. It would be the politically correct/SJW thing to do. Yea, right…
commented 2017-06-21 18:07:17 -0400
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
commented 2017-06-21 17:36:12 -0400
So i want a 50% white rap festival , a 50% Muslim rap festival , and the same goes for pride parade and folk festivals.
commented 2017-06-21 17:35:28 -0400
Cathy Slayer has been doing that for a long time and they are one of the bands speaking out against the invasion and PC garbage.
commented 2017-06-21 17:20:56 -0400
You know diversity is being used to destroy our culture for Islam.
commented 2017-06-21 16:23:11 -0400
Having quotas at this type of festival will ensure organizers will re-think it for the following year, losing money will do that.
commented 2017-06-21 16:18:18 -0400
This is doomed… First you have to have a following before you can sell any tickets.!!
commented 2017-06-21 14:22:20 -0400
I’m sure they have no problem with the white-man’s money though! Anyone spouting diversity is on the wrong side, in my opinion.

Cathy R – so true! But remember they’ve already been judged for their unbelief in the real God, the God of Israel.
commented 2017-06-21 13:56:12 -0400
And Jimi Hendrix was criticized for playing white man’s music. So make your own concerts.
commented 2017-06-21 13:51:15 -0400
What band is this a picture of and why is there upside down crosses? More devil worshipping/shitting on Christians publicity? Try doing that with islamic symbols.