Paloma Faith says Glastonbury will 'go back to white men again' in brutal verdict of female-led line-up

Paloma Faith

Faith gave a brutal verdict on Glastonbury

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 18/06/2024

- 00:15

Updated: 18/06/2024

- 10:24

The singer has hit out at efforts to diversify the line-up

Paloma Faith has hit out as the Glastonbury line-up as the festival attempts to diversify its performers.

The 42-year-old singer made the remarks as she addressed how there are now more women than men at Glastonbury for the first time following criticism about the lack of female headliners.

Due to previous backlash over the lack of diversity in the line-up, Dua Lipa, SZA and Shania Twain are taking the "Legend" slot.

However, Faith isn't sold by the changes and believes things could soon be back to how they were as she shared her blistering take.

"What tends to happen is they’ll diversify and include non-white races and women again, and everyone says, ‘Isn’t it great? We’re progressing’ – and then it goes back to white men again for years," she commented.

Speaking to Radio Times, she went on: "I'll believe it when I see it."

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith gave her thoughts on the Glastonbury line-up


However, she continued by telling the publication: "I'm there to watch as many women artists as I can.

"I really want to support other women. Everyone they've got is amazing.

"This industry tends to be a bit sexist and overlook women of my age.

"I felt that there was no way in hell that I would be acknowledged as a worthy person because I’m 42."

Paloma Faith

Faith said Glastonbury would go back to being 'white men'


Faith was recently criticised after an appearance on Saturday Kitchen.

Earlier in the month, Faith was promoting her book MILF, a project she described as "an open and honest expression of what I feel is needed in culture and society".

She went on: "It's an open honest expression of what I feel is needed in culture and society because when I first got to an age where I was gonna have children there were all these questions... what's expected of women in society and all these maternal feelings.

"There's always this expectation of us to look after everyone and I think it goes for women with and without children. I speak a lot about both in the book and this idea that we've been sold a bit of a lie."

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith sparked a backlash during a recent TV appearance


Faith then went on to rant against the idea of Mother's Day "not being enough" and when Tebbutt teased whether flowers were an adequate gift from men to women, she hit back: "Shove them up where the sun don't shine."

She added: "I want you to see that I'm doing repeated actions every day to keep our home functioning and then maybe say, 'I'm gonna do them', without being asked, without being praised."

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