All Things Go: Shattering Ticket Sales and the Glass Ceiling
May 4, 2023
No sooner had Lorde closed out the 2022 All Things Go music festival than fans started dreaming of this year’s show. The 2023 All Things Go lineup has been revealed and it does not disappoint! Music lovers wondered if All Things Go could match last year’s lineup featuring pop and indie artists such as King Princess, Lucy Dacus, Maude Latour, and Mitski. All Things Go has been building up the anticipation for the lineup through its social media accounts for months. Days after the 2022 festival, All Things Go launched a poll on its instagram asking fans who they wanted to see headline this year’s show. Some fans have suggested that All Things Go may have been hinting at the headliner when it posted a TikTok about the lineup to the Lana Del Ray song Sad Girl.
The 2023 All Things Go festival will include 32 acts in total. Saturday will feature a range of artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Lizzy McAlpine, Fletcher, Raye, and Jensen McRae and will be capped off with Maggie Rogers. Sunday’s lineup includes MUNA, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Ethel Cain, Ella Jane, and Juliana Madrid. Lana Del Ray and boygenius will close out the festival on Sunday night.
Fans will be blessed with two days of incredible music from a diverse group of artists. According to Amplify Her Voice, an organization that advocates for gender equality in the music industry, 72% of the 2023 All Things Go lineup identify as women or non-binary artists. This is in stark contrast to the typical music festival lineup. A 2018 report by Pitchfork found that only 19% of artists who performed at musical festivals in 2018 were women (up from 14% in 2017). The fact that All Things Go’s lineup blows that statistic away is a testament to its commitment to diversity and inclusion while celebrating awesome live music.
This achievement is no accident. According to All Things Go, its “ethos is rooted in inclusivity – and built around a vibrant community of music fans.” This inclusive mission creates an amazing environment for fans to enjoy live music and support artists beyond the gates of Merriweather Post Pavilion. For the past several years, All Things Go has held a Creator Summit immediately before the show. The Creator Summit highlights women in the music and media industries. Last year’s Creator Summit included a panel on Women in Music featuring Lori Majewski of SiriusXM, Jen Malone, a music supervisor who worked on Euphoria, Lauren D. Williams of SiriusXM and Pandora, Jenn Decilveo a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, and Maude Latour, one of the artists performing at the festival. I attended the discussion and got to meet Maude Latour (!) but I also got to hear firsthand about navigating the music industry as a woman, and the importance of finding one’s voice, setting boundaries, and knowing when to compromise and when to stay firm. In the past, the Creator Summit has been open to all ticket holders for free. If you are one of the lucky fans who scored a ticket to this year’s festival and All Things Go hosts a Creator Summit, I encourage you to RSVP and support All Things Go’s mission of inclusivity in the music industry.