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Victorious Festival has suffered the ignominy of becoming the festival summer event to be called out over its lack of female representation.

2020 was a barren festival season, and it robbed music fans of a chance to soak up a weekend of live performances in the field of their choosing.

It served as a reminder, however, that the live music sector was in need of an overhaul, and that - when things eventually returned - the new normal had to be significantly different from the old.

All eyes, then, were on festivals to supply something a bit different, something with more diversity and energy to the line up.

South coast event Victorious Festival has become the first to go under scrutiny, within a few moments of its bill going live.

Placed side by side, there does indeed seem to be a lack of female representation on the line up - and it's sad to see, it really is.

Will this balance improve with further announcements? We'd like to give Victorious Festival the benefit of the doubt.

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