Remember when we all dreamed out loud about who we’d like to see play the return of the new, resuscitated, femaletastic Lilith Fair next year? Well, looks like the music gods took note. The first roster of more than 40 artists was released today and joining festival founder Sarah McLachlan as headliners will be Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Tegan and Sara and Miranda Lambert among many others.
Joining Tegan and Sara are two other out lesbian acts: Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. We’re here, we’re queer, we sing really, really well.
The lineup features a diverse mix from pop (Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat) to R&B (Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu) to folk (Tara MacLean, Jennifer Knapp, The Weepies) to rock (Metric, A Fine Frenzy) to country (Sugarland, Emmylou Harris). It’s kind of like putting your iPod on estrogen shuffle.
The initial lineup includes, in alphabetical order: A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Katzenjammer, Ke$ha, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Nneka, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana and Zee Avi.
No set dates have been announced yet, but the first round of cities are Atlanta, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, D.C. and for you European ladies London. Check the Lilith Fair website for more updates.
So, what do you think of the lineup so far? Who would you like to see added? And, seriously, where do I get my ticket?