Haim Wants to Celebrate Female Musicians; Shows Interest in Revitalizing Lilith Fair

Lilith Fair was a music festival that started in the '90s which celebrated female musicians.

MAKER Sarah McLachlan is the original founder of the music festival and it helped solidify the careers many female artists. 

Although the festival no longer exists, its spirit lives on and has inspired the band Haim to discuss it. While speaking with music critic Kelefa Sanneh during the New Yorker Festival, the sister revealed that they were talking semi-jokingly but also semi-seriously about bringing back Lillth Fair, reported Vulture. 

The eldest sister of Haim, Este, said: "We talk about this all the time, how there aren't enough female-represented bands and artists at festivals. You don't see them. And it’s really sad for us. We came up with the idea basically of why can’t we just bring back a festival that’s just ladies."

They also mentioned that their fantasy lineup would definitely include Lorde, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine and others. They've also expressed admiration for the festival’s original headliners like Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, Paula Cole and Sheryl Crowe, who they have seen perform live.  

"All these amazing ladies had such an amazing outlet and place to play music, and it was really beautiful and I feel like that’s not really available anymore and that outlet isn’t there," she said. "We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical."

Watch Sarah McLachlan discuss her hopes for a new generation of female musicians in the video above.

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