The pop rock band HAIM is feeling more empowered since joining Taylor Swift's girl gang on tour as the super star's opener, prompting them to suggest a music festival lineup of kick ass female artists in the style of Sarah McLachlan's traveling festival, Lilith Fair.
In an interview with New Yorker music critic Kelefa Sanneh at the publication's festival on Friday, Este Haim, the oldest member of the band, brought up the idea that they've been bouncing around for some time now.
"We talk about this all the time, how there aren't enough female-represented bands and artists at festivals," Este said according to a transcription in Vulture. "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."
It would be a great time for such a festival with so many amazing female rock groups making their way to the top these days despite the apparent lack of representation on festival bills. It would have the potential to be such an eclectic mix of music if they included leading country acts such as Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves, thrashing punk bands such as Perfect Pussy and Ex Hex or Trans members such as Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!. There's a ton of potential in this idea.
"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," Este said. "We talk semi-jokingly but semi-seriously about making it happen. So stay tuned. I think that would be really magical."
Watch HAIM's music video for "Change Your Mind" below.