The Haim sisters may not have an exact plan, but they at least want to try to revive the ’90s all-women music festival, Lilith Fair.During a panel at The New Yorker Festival on Friday, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim revealed that bringing back the festival is something they have talked about “semi-joking, but semi-seriously.”
“We talk about this all the time, how there aren’t enough female-represented bands and artists at festivals,” Este Haim said. “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.”
The sisters spoke of being fans of many of the festival’s essential artists. They said that the modern festival scene tends to promote male headliners, and a new Lilith Fair could be an “outlet” for female artists.
“I did see Melissa Ethridge in concert,” Este Haim said. “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.”
As Jezebel points out, Lilith Fair has already had been revived once: Lilith Fair 2.0 shut down mid-tour in 2010 due to poor ticket sales.
On the other hand, If Haim could bring together their Lilith Fair dream team, which included Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Savages, Chvrches, Jenny Lewis and their tour buddy Taylor Swift, they could probably get enough people interested to get the festival going.