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Woman-only camp offers safe space

Festival News
February 5, 2019

UNITED STATES              

Acamping area just for “women, women-identifying and non-binary individuals” has been revived for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival  (cap. 100,000), following a successful pilot scheme at the Tennessee event two years ago.

Organisers say SheRoo will act as “a place to relax with other women, make friends, and partake in new, women-centred experiences”.

Curated by the producers of the Mothership Women’s Festival in Los Angeles, the pilot took place at the 2017 event.

“We sprinkle the experience with icebreakers and community builders, for participants to make new connections,” Mothership founder Laura Wise tells industry website Billboard.com. “We want all women and non-binary individuals to feel welcome in the SheRoo space.”

The initiative follows a report last year by Teen Vogue highlighting the issue of sexual harassment at another major festival, Coachella (99,000).

This year’s Bonnaroo takes place between 13 and 16 June, with headliners including Childish Gambino, Post Malone and The Lumineers. Tickets cost between $279 and $349.

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