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Electric Gardens Festival Organisers Respond To Backlash Over All-Male Sydney Lineup

Written by Emmy Mack on December 17, 2018

The organisers of EDM festival Electric Gardens have issued a statement after being called out online over their 2019 Sydney event’s all-male lineup.

The Instagram account Lineups Without Males has pointed out that the event’s Sydney bill doesn’t feature any female acts, with only Asta, Woodes and Thandi Phoenix set to perform as “guests” during producer Set Mo’s set.

Now, in a statement to Music Feeds, organisers say that “Electric Gardens is committed to booking the best electronic talent available for the festival”.

“As it has been well documented previously, male artists heavily outweigh the number of female artists in the industry,” their statement continues.

“Australia is a fiercely competitive market for booking artists and unfortunately some of our favourite female artists including the likes of Honey Dijon, Oona Dahl, The Black Madonna, Nina Kraviz, and Heidi were booked for other events.

“We’re very excited this year’s line-up features local female artists Woodes, Asta and Thandi Phoenix who are performing an exclusive set alongside Set Mo,” they add.

“Tomorrow we’re also thrilled to be announcing hot up and comer Beth Yen as an addition to our main stage along with another four female DJs playing the festival and afterparty.”

Electric Gardens Sydney is set to go down at Sydney’s Centennial Park on Saturday, 26th January, with smaller events happening in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

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Electric Gardens 2019 National Lineup

UNDERWORLD (LIVE)
ERICK MORILLO
EATS EVERYTHING
BAG RAIDERS (LIVE)
SET MO FEAT. WOODES, ASTA & THANDI PHOENIX

Electric Gardens 2019

Tickets on sale 8am Tuesday, 27th September

Friday, 18th January
Venue TBA, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 19th January
Belvoir Parklands, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 26th January
Centennial Park, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 27th January
Serafino Winery, Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

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