12/05/2017 11:12 BST

Glastonbury Organiser Emily Eavis ‘Wants To Address The Gender Imbalance’ On Festival Line-Ups

'We’re trying to get the message through to everyone booking bands across the festival.'

Emily Eavis has said she “wants to address the gender imbalance” on festival line-ups, explaining that she believes Glastonbury is “on top of” the situation.

It’s no secret that many major music festivals have lacked female acts, particularly when it comes to headliners, and Emily has now claimed this is something she’s determined to fix.

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The festival was first started by Emily's father, Michael Eavis 
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Thousands of music fans will descend on Glastonbury next month 

In recent years, the Eavis family has booked a series of big name female acts, with Beyoncé topping the bill in 2011, before Florence + The Machine’s last-minute bump up to the top spot in 2015, which took place when Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg just a week before the event.

Then, as if we could forget, superstar Adele broke her strict no-festivals rule to delight fans at the Pyramid State last year.

While none of this year’s headline acts are female, the xx - with Romy Madley Croft - and ‘Roar’ superstar Katy Perry are on the second row of the line-up poster.

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