Pop-rock trio HAIM wants to do something cool for all of the female artists out there, and what better showcase than a music festival?
When speaking with Vulture at the New Yorker Festival on Friday (Oct. 2), the eldest sister, Este, noted that an idea for a “festival that’s just ladies” has been brewing between them for a while. “We talk about this all the time, how there aren’t enough female represented bands and artists at festivals,” she 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.”
She brought up Lilith Fair, a festival that celebrated women in music, was shut down in 2010. However, Haim believes bringing something like that back could really be appreciated in 2015.
“I did see Melissa Etheridge in concert, 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,” she says. “We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical.”
She also shared her dream line-up, which would include names like Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Savages, Chvrches, and Taylor Swift.