Kate Nash claims she once sneaked into Reading Festival without paying when she was a teenager.

Kate Nash

Kate Nash

The 'GLOW' star - who performed at the music extravaganza on Saturday (25.08.18) - confessed she was desperate to attend because a guy she fancied was going, not because she wanted to see anyone on the line-up.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "I didn't have a ticket but I managed to sneak in and stay in the campsite, which was really fun.

"When I was 17 or something, I think I had a crush on someone who was going, so that was probably my aim of the trip - which obviously went nowhere and didn't work out at all.

"Teenage life!"

Meanwhile, the singer-and-actress recently hit out at "straight white male" festival organizers for not enlisting enough women to play at big music events.

The 'Foundations' hitmaker claimed guys are being "naive" when it comes to hiring talent for such spectacles because they are "just seeing men" when they choose who performs at their festivals, and she has called for "women of colour" and "gay people" to be given such jobs.

She said: "It's got to be the people booking the festivals - I don't know this as fact, but I would imagine it's predominantly male bookers, and maybe it's a case of naivety, because they may think they're trying to put on an act that they want or relate to, and they're just seeing men.

"And I think that's why we need diversity in all areas of power. There's a lot of talk at the moment of having diversity in film critics.

"We need women of colour, we need gay people, we need other people that aren't straight white men in these roles."

The 30-year-old singer is hoping more "female, diverse women" will be put in charge of hiring music festival talent to ensure line-ups are "more equal".

She added: "If you've got more female, diverse women in these positions, then they're going to be booking more diverse women and the line-up is going to become more equal.

"Whereas if you continue to just have one type of person in charge of everything, I think they're going to stay the same."

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