Sweden May Host Women-Only Music Festival in Response to Bråvalla Sexual Assaults

Sweden may be the location of a female-only music festival in 2018.

Swedish comedian and radio host Emma Knyckare pitched the idea on Twitter in wake of organizers of the Bråvalla Festival cancelling the event in 2018 after 23 people were reported to have been sexually assaulted there earlier this year.

"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?" Knyckare said.

Just one day after her tweet, Knyckare shared on Instagram that she is actually working with Bråvalla organizers to make it happen.

"In the coming days I’ll bring together a solid group of talented organizers and project leaders to form the festival organizers,” Knyckare said in the post. "Then you’ll hear from everyone again when it’s time to move forward."

When asked by Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet about her efforts to organize a festival that excludes men, Knyckare said, "Since it seems to be OK to discriminate against women all the time, maybe it's OK to shut out men for three days? I would not exactly call it an abuse not to come to the festival."

Bråvalla is known as the biggest music festival in Sweden, with this year's acts including The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Prophets of Rage, Linkin Park and System Of A Down.

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