​haim want to bring back all-female led festivals

Their all-girl, dream line-up would include Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Savages, Chvrches and Taylor Swift.

by Felicity Kinsella
05 October 2015, 11:26pm

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the (Lilith) Fairest of them all? Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim of HAIM have expressed their desire to bring back all-girl led music festivals, reminiscent of Lilith Fair, the travelling gig founded by Sarah McLachlan that took place in the summers of 1997 to 1999. In an interview with Vulture during The New Yorker Festival, the eldest 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 - not that we don't love the boys. Love the men."

Although the 29-year-old never experienced the original Lilith Fair, she revealed that she has been to see a few artists from the original line-up; "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."

We also think it would be beautiful and magical, especially if the line-up included her dream girls; Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Savages, Chvrches, and BFF Taylor Swift (who the trio are currently supporting on her 1989 tour).


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Laura Coulson