Haim Hoping To Launch All-Female Music Festival

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Pop-rock sister trio Haim would like to launch a music festival akin to Lilith Fair as a venue just for female artists.

Speaking to Vulture, Haim sister Este reveals:

We talk about this all the time, how there aren’t enough female-represented bands and artists at festivals. We came up with the idea basically of why can’t we just bring back a festival that’s just ladies.

Oh dear. Did they clear this with Lena Dunham?

While Haim were probably a bit too young for Lilith Fair, which shut down in 2010, they reflect on the greatness of the enterprise.

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.

Now if you're like me, you may be thinking, 'But it seems like the women are really dominating the music scene already! Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, Rihanna, St. Vincent, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus...

But what do we know?

Anyway, Haim would have BFF Taylor in their line-up, as well as Lorde, even though one would think these artists have plenty of exposure without needing an all-female festival tour behind them.

I guess the 'Just Ladies' concept is pretty cool but what exactly does it mean? Can men be on stage or in the audience? What about those who are gender fluid? What about ladies who identify as men and vice versa?

And why are women now called 'Ladies?' Haven't we fought hard enough to dispense with that word and its restrictive connotations?

Will everyone have to smoke Virginia Slims? Will there be tampon vendors? Will there be sewing circles? Will Taylor Swift pay for everyone's cancer treatment or just bring cookies?

So many questions remain but at least we know where Haim is headed.

Excited, Popdust readers, or would you prefer a sharp stick in the eye?

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