Lilith Fair, the successful summer North American female-oriented festival created by Sarah McLachlan which ran from 1997 to 1999, will make its return next year, Nettwerk founder Terry McBride has confirmed to Billboard.com.

McBride first made the announcement in an April 25 Twitter post. The festival will be doing a two-week tour in Britain and Europe sometime in 2010. The news comes following an original post which said: “Lilith Fair 2010 here we come!!” The festival’s official web site, lilithfair.com, also states it will be returning next year.

Although there’s no indication as to artists for the bill, both McLachlan and Avril Lavigne are expected to release new studio albums in 2010.

Lilith Fair reported 104 shows to Billboard Boxscore from 1997-1999 that grossed $52,937,965 and drew 1,616,500 people. The shows featured a wide range of acts including Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Dixie Chicks, Erykah Badu, Sinead O’Connor and Me’shell Ndegeocello, among others.

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