On September 16, a group of talented woman artists will take center stage in Argentina for Festival EQUAL. The concert, slated for the Palermo Hippodrome in Buenos Aires, will feature performances from some of the hottest local stars, including Maria Becerra, Lali, Emilia, Marilina Bertoldi, Karina, TAICHU, and Connie Isla.
This event is but one component of Spotify’s EQUAL program, which launched in 2021 to shine a spotlight on women artists through global partnerships, activations, new content experiences, and on- and off-platform support. During the past two years, Spotify has featured these artists’ music through 40 regional EQUAL playlists, as well as on our flagship EQUAL Global playlist. Every month Spotify highlights new women on these regional playlists while providing additional support for the musicians in their home countries and beyond.
One EQUAL Festival was previously held in Bogotá, Colombia, and another will be happening in Madrid, Spain on September 22. They are another way we’re extending our support beyond the platform. Fans attending the show will have the chance to see performances by their favorite stars while also discovering exciting new voices.
Over the past five years, women artists have made great strides on Spotify in Argentina. We’ve seen a 500% increase in women artists entering the Spotify Top 50 chart in Argentina, and year over year, there’s been a 30% increase in the number of streams of music by women artists.
But it’s not just music that Argentinians tune into. Women creators are coming to Spotify to share their voices and find their communities through podcasts. Of the 20 most-listened-to shows of 2022, almost half were led by women, including Psicología al Desnudo, Número Oculto, and ConchaPodcast.
With these EQUAL Festivals, we are continuing to foster equity for women in audio and to celebrate their contributions. For fans interested in attending Festival EQUAL in Argentina, tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 31 at 12pm in the form of exclusive presale with YOY. The general sale begins on Tuesday, August 1 at 1pm, through Ticketek.
Update as of August 18, 2023: Soledad Pastorutti will join our diverse lineup of artists who will share the stage on September 16 at the Hipódromo de Palermo. Last call for tickets available through Ticketek!