Our thanks to Stu for this piece on the BBC website, The start:
Wireless Festival has been criticised for a lack of women in the line-up for this year’s festival.
Singer Lily Allen said the “struggle is real” for female artists while Radio 1’s Annie Mac described it as “appalling”.
Only three women – Mabel, Cardi B and Lisa Mercedez [J4MB: We have all their LPs] – are among the 37 acts announced for the festival which takes place in July.
Wireless told Newsbeat it had no comment on the issue.
Hi Mike, BBC making a fuss about lack of female artists appearing at Wireless festival, usual suspects Lily Allen and so on.
For most of this article the BBC insist that Wireless had made no comment on the matter, until the last line, quote below.
Wireless told Newsbeat it has no comment on the response to its line-up, adding that “tickets sold out in 24-hours”.