Haim Wants to Revive Lilith Fair -- With Taylor Swift, Lorde & Florence + the Machine on the Lineup
Lilith Fair made a brief return in the summer of 2010, and Haim hopes to bring it back again – or, at least, a “festival that’s just ladies” inspired by it. Eldest Haim sister Este’s all-female dream lineup would feature acts like pal (and recent tourmate) Taylor Swift, as well as Lorde, Florence + the Machine, Jenny Lewis, Chvrches and Savages.
“We talk about this all the time, how there aren’t enough female represented bands and artists at festivals,” she said at the New Yorker Festival on Friday, Oct. 2, according to Vulture. “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 -- not that we don’t love the boys. Love the men.”
Although Este -- who just wrapped an opening stint with her sisters on Swift’s 1989 World Tour -- never attended Lilith Fair herself, she did say that she’s had the chance to see many of the festival’s original leading ladies live.
“I did see Melissa Etheridge in concert, I saw Sarah McLachlan in concert, I saw Paula Cole in concert and Sheryl Crow. 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,” Este continued.
“We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical,” she said.