Lilith Fair reveals star-studded lineup

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Organizers for the 2010 Lilith Fair have the traveling festival’s star-studded lineup. The traveling 90’s all-women’s music festival will return to the spotlight in 2010 with a diverse range of artists including Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Miranda Lambert, Tegan and Sara, Colbie Caillat, Sugarland and co-founder Sarah McLachlan. The tour will hit Boston, though no date or venue have been confirmed.

“The 2010 Lilith Tour isn’t just a celebration of women in music, but a celebration of diverse female voices across all genres,” said co-founder Terry McBride in a press release. “The original Lilith Fair broke down boundaries, and the new tour promises to do the same, with a mix of contemporary and classic, established and up-and-coming artists from the worlds of pop, rock, urban, country and more.”
Emmylou Harris and the Indigo Girls will also return to the play the festival alongside Brandi Carlile, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ingrid Michaelson, Jill Scott, Ke$ha, Metric and Sara Bareilles. The tour will have some New England flavor courtesy of Vermont’s Grace Potter and The Nocturnals and Boston-bred The Submarines. Other confirmed artists include: A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Butterfly Boucher, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Donna Delory, Ima, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Katzenjammer, Meaghan Smith, Nneka, Serena Ryder, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana and Zee Avi.
Lambert, in a press release, said she was thrilled to take part in the tour: “I am excited to be part of a tour that celebrates and acknowledges talented women from all genres of music, and am so proud to have the opportunity to join the prestigious line up of past female artists who have performed on Lilith Fair.”
Indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara reflected on their lone appearance at a Lilith Fair show in Edmonton ten years ago. “We only played one show and it was on the smallest stage, in the rain, to nearly no one” said Tegan Quin. “And yet, for the past 10 years, it continues to come up in almost every interview and is something we honestly look back on as a very important event in our career. The impact of Lilith Fair was felt all over the world, and its significance still resonates with women and the music industry itself 10 years later. We are proud to be a part of it again and are truly excited that Lilith is back.”
The Lilith Fair was a massive hit during the summers of 1997 to 1999. The groundbreaking tour consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands including Christina Aguilera, The Dixie Chicks, Missy Elliot, The Pretenders, Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Queen Latifah, and many more. In its three years, Lilith Fair raised over $10 million for women’s charities throughout North America.
Lilith Fair has also partnered with Reverb, the Maine-based company founded by Guster’s Adam Gardner and his wife Lauren Sullivan, to make the 2010 tour more eco-friendly.

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