The Lilith Fair twitter and facebook accounts have been posting quotes from women involved in the festival for the last week or so. Here are the ones that have been posted so far:
Sarah McLachlan on Lilith Fair: "Being a part of Lilith Fair was inspiring on so many levels. Besides discovering new music everyday and sharing the stage with an incredible array of talented women, it was wonderful to see established and new artists alike have the opportunity to play in front of much larger or more diverse audiences than usual."
Miranda Lambert on Lilith Fair: “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.”
Chairlift on Lilith Fair: “It seemed to me that when the first Lilith Fair hit in the 90s, it brought back a kind of 70s feminist mentality. This time around in 2010, Lilith has that same 20-year evocative relation with the 90s. We’re all psyched to represent, if not as a “girl group”, for the spirit of the playful and mysterious women of the new decade.”
Also, in tegan_n_sara this article
was posted where Sara Quin is quoted defending the festival after negative remarks were made by St. Vincent. Here is the article
where St. Vincent makes her stand against Lilith Fair. I was surprised to see her take this stance and also disappointed that she won't be included in the tour next year. While I understand that as a female artist it must be difficult to always be compared to other female musicians and lumped together with them, I don't think shunning a festival that celebrates women in music does anything to fight the male dominance in the industry. Thoughts?