The female-centric bill announced at the festival

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A female-led line-up has been announced for Cornbury Music Festival.

Alanis Morissette will perform Saturday at the event which takes place from 13 to 15 July at Great Tew, in Oxfordshire.

The day also features Mavis Staples, Amy Macdonald, Nina Nesbitt, Pixie Lott, and PP Arnold.

Organiser Hugh Phillimore, said: “There is no excuse, none, to not have a line-up like this.”

The festival has been under increasing criticism in recent years for being too male-dominated.

The Wireless Festival has been the subject of criticism by Lily Allen, who has posted a version manipulated the event poster, with all the men’s names cleared.

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When asked about his decision, Mr Phillimore said: “I don’t want to make a big noise, but for me it’s just a beautiful statement, and you are the first to have noticed.

“I like the fact that it is an all-female line.

“Alanis is a big, rocking female artist, Mavis is legendary, and probably one of the most ancient female performers of the work, and the rest of it fell into place.

“If I really tried, all weekend, all-female. It is not so difficult. There are a lot of big acts of the female sex.”

Acts booked to play the remaining two days of the festival will be announced on the 1st of March.

“Warning – it is equipped with more women,” Mr. Phillimore, he joked.

Cornbury Music Festival started in 2004 and which has seen the apparition of Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Robert Plant, Tom Jones, and Elvis Costello.

The 2017 event is set to be the last, but the organizer has overturned the decision after a “wave of support”.