STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CelebrityAccess) — Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare is reportedly planning to stage a women only rock festival in the wake of a series of sexual assault allegations at music festivals in the country.
"What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome?" she tweeted.
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, the BBC reported.
"In the coming days I'll bring together a solid group of talented organisers and project leaders to form the festival organisers, then you'll hear from everyone again when it's time to move forward," Knyckare said.
Knyckare seems unconcerned about barring approximately half of her potential customers and potential discrimatory practices, telling Sweden's Aftonbladet: "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."