To a point, it’s hardly their fault the music industry is the way it is. Look to blame the companies pulling the strings on who’s marketable first, then the attitude of who you call “ladrockers” will follow
There may be more or less suited bands than Catfish (for example) that COULD headline this year, but you really have to go back at least 3-5+ years and say these women should’ve been promoted back then to higher slots/given the smaller slots to start the growth of their reputations within the festival. there’s a sizeable chunk on that line up with females in the bands (albeit lower) but this could be them planting the seed for the future... I doubt it but you have to hope.
IMO the acts that are truly big enough and suit the festival are Flo, Billie and Haim. Flo hasn’t played in years so you’ve got to ask if she’s even interested. Billie has her own huge tour to be rescheduled. Would’ve liked to have seen Haim do it