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Lily Allen Calls Out Wireless Festival for Not Booking Enough Women

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Lily Allen performs on stage at The Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards hosted by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and Melinda Gates.

Yesterday, Wireless Festival released the lineup for their upcoming festival in London this summer. London-based singer Lily Allen re-shared the lineup, with the names of the male performers whited out, shedding light on the minimal amount of female performers on the bill.

A Twitter user intended to lighten the conversation by altering the flyer to add female artists SZA, Kehlani, Nao, Jhene Aiko, Jorja Smith, Kelela and more to the lineup. Wireless confirmed this was not real, via email. 

Allen engaged with some responses to her tweet, alleging this is part of the reason women in the music industry are not coming forward with their #MeToo experiences. “Money is power,” she tweeted.

The singer also talk about the importance of working with companies such as Girls I Rate, a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing together women within creative industries who share the same artistic and social ideologies. 

She hopes that more female acts will be added to the lineup. Check out more of Lily Allen's tweets and some users in support. 

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