Ireland's First Gender Balanced Music & Comedy Festival

The Folly Festival 2019

An Equal Opportunity Festival

The Folly is the first gender balanced festival in Ireland.

What is a gender balanced festival?  Very simply it is a festival with equal numbers of male and female acts.  

Throughout the entertainment industry male artists outnumber female artists 5:1 and the ratio is the same throughout engineering / production roles.

The Folly is the first festival in Ireland which actively promotes gender balance and selects act accordingly.

"Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus. Instead we are all people. Deal with it."
Ireland's First Gender Balanced Festival
Shahla Khan
“It’s always nice to perform with other women, and I knew the festival was a new idea, so I thought it would be interesting to get involved!”
Ireland's First Gender Balanced Festival
Sharon Mannion