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Swedish music festival to go 'women-only' following string of sexual assaults

• http://www.telegraph.co, Adam White

Bråvalla Festival, which this year was headlined by The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Skepta, has been blighted by news of sexual crime since its inception in 2013, while last weekend saw four rapes and 23 sexual assaults reported over the course of the four-day event. In 2016, five rapes and 12 sexual assaults were reported from the event, with that year's headliners Mumford & Sons and Zara Larsson later condemning the event and refusing to return.

After next year's festival was cancelled and its organisers released an oddly-phrased statement claiming "certain men apparently cannot behave", Swedish comedian and radio presenter Emma Knyckare took to social media with an intriguing proposition.

"What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome," Knyckare tweeted, "that we'll run until ALL men have learned how to behave themselves?"

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