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The Future of Music Festivals Is Female

Get ready, Stockholm: the Ladieslovehiphop Festival 2022 will be hitting the streets this summer.

POSTEDBYEVAN COLACCHIO

Across the music festival industry, male-dominated lineups are somehow still not a thing of the past. Especially in the hip-hop genre, where the impressive roster of rising female artists is growing daily, the lack of representation is impossible to ignore. That’s where Ladieslovehiphop Festival comes in.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Taking place in the Stockholm's Meatpacking District, the event will transform the area into a festival ground for the weekend, where the bill of performers will be located across three stages. Focusing on female elevation in the hip-hop, R&B, soul, and afropop industries, Ladieslovehiphop will combine live performances, DJ sets, and art exhibitions in an itinerant format that matches its shape-shifting genre representation.

Performers for this year’s festival include Stefflon Don, Arya Starr, Ivorian Doll, Baby Tate, and more. The women-led lineup emphasizes the festival’s initiative: to create a more diversified, equal, and celebratory global live music landscape. Where else can you spend a weekend raving away while also contributing to an important cultural evolution? 

“It feels amazing to finally have a proper festival summer after these past two years. We have curated a line-up of artists and DJs that we truly love and believe our community are excited to see perform,” says festival co-founders Nataša Marijana and Rebecca Tegegne. “The festival presents both up and coming and internationally claimed headliners in hip-hop, R&B, afrobeats, and their sub genres. Together, we offer a great mix of everything in pop music right now for all the music lovers out there!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ladieslovehiphop will be taking place at Fållan & Slakthusområdet on August 19-20. Learn more here.

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