Sweden to host ‘man-free’ music festival next year

Sweden to host ‘man-free’ music festival next year

By Keshala Dias

06 Jul, 2017 | 3:54 pm

Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare is organising a “man-free” music festival in Sweden in response to rape and sexual assault claims at festivals.

The idea came after a number of sexual offences at Sweden’s biggest music festival “Bravalla”.

Knyckare floated the idea in a tweet at the weekend.

“What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome, that we’ll run until ALL men have learned how to behave themselves?” she wrote.

A day after her initial tweet, she confirmed plans for the event to go ahead, saying: “Sweden’s first man-free rock festival will see the light next summer”.