Haim Want To Throw Their Own Lilith Fair
The sisters in Haim just got done with a long stint opening for Taylor Swift on her 1989 tour, and now they’re talking about launching a big tour of their very own. As Vulture reports, the three sisters did a live interview with The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh during the New Yorker Festival on Friday night. And during the interview, Este Haim brought up the possibility of the three sisters starting their own version of the Lilith Fair, the touring festival of female musicians that ran from 1997 to 1999 and then again in 2010. They even named their ideal lineup: Lorde, Florence And The Machine, Savages, Chvrches, Jenny Lewis, Taylor Swift. That sounds like a really good festival! Here’s what Este Haim 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. Not that we don’t love the boys…
I did see Melissa Ethridge in concert, I saw Sarah McLachlan in concert, I saw Paula Cole in concert, and Sheryl Crowe. 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. We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical.
The “semi-jokingly but semi-seriously” thing indicates that this isn’t about to happen right away. But if they could pull it off, would anyone think it was a bad idea?