The Return of Lilith Fair: Cat Power, Tegan and Sara, Metric

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After an 11 year hiatus, Lilith Fair is staged for a comeback in the summer of 2010…and no small one at that (insert obligatory “they are woman, hear them roar” comment). In recent days, the Lilith Fair website has been announcing a steady stream of additions to the line-up of performers, which include Lilith Fair veterans Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris and Indigo Girls, with the expectation of many more to come. But Ms. McLachlan and company are certainly not stuck in the past; there is a diverse array of female musicians that have come to the surface in the past 11 years and Lilith Fair is hell-bent of getting them all onboard. Some of the newly announced artists include Cat Power (although for the life of me, I can’t figure out why the hell she wasn’t included in the original 3-year stint; she was totally rocking back in those days as well), Loretta Lynn and Heart. Lilith Fair was originally a traveling music festival that ran from 1997-1999, bringing the world three glorious summers of abundant estrogen. Founded by Canadian musician and super chick-musician Sarah McLachlan, Lilith Fair raised over $10 million during its original run for women’s charities all over North America, not to mention completely kicking the asses of all those late-90s, Spice Girl, “girl power” wannabes; the Lilith crew knew what true female power was all about. And this summer, they’ll be bringing it to us once again. Full lineup so far: A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Emmylou Harris, Erin McCarley, Erykah Badu, Frazey Ford, Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Lissie, Loretta Lynn, Marina & The Diamonds, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, Nneka, Norah Jones, Priscilla Renea, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi Cities announced so far: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Edmonton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, DC and West Palm Beach


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