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Published on November 7th, 2013 | by Matt

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All-Female Electronic Music Festival Planned For 2014

“Gary Richards, who began HARD in 2007, admitted to Wildspice Magazine only 8% of the roughly 300 artists who had performed at his events were women, but said: “I try my hardest to mix it up. I would love to have 60 female DJs that are all awesome. To me, I always think everything’s better with girls… there’s tons of cool female artists, I wish there were more.”

HARD runs events such as Holy Ship! and a multitude of concerts in cities across the USA featuring acts such as Diplo, Skrillex, TNGHT, 2 Chainz and Azealia Banks. Now Richards believes the next step is an event consisting solely of female performers, revealing: “I have a concept for a show that’s all girl performers…It’s not a 70,000 person event. But I do see more females coming up and…I’m definitely going to do it in 2014.”

However, despite Richards saying some female DJs are “killing it – doing way better than the boys”, he believes there will be some obstacles in developing the event, saying: “The key to it is I’ve got to be able to get them (the performers) all in the same place at one time. The thing is I can’t pay them as much.”

Hopefully the idea become a reality, considering the world of electronic music is a truly male dominated one. But with more and more talented female DJs and artists already existing and more constantly emerging, there’s no excuse for things to change.”

Read more at http://www.gigwise.com/news/85814/all-female-electronic-music-festival-in-development-for-2014#Jsm10OGurT7E1WGH.99

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