Published Mar 11, 2011Last year, the '90s female-focused music festival Lilith Fair made its return to stages across the continent but was ultimately a disaster, with many dates forced into cancellation due to poor ticket sales. Initially, Lilith head Sarah McLachlan said a 2011 edition would still be in the works, but in a recent interview she admits that the failing festival would be gone for good.
Speaking with the Globe and Mail, McLachlan admitted that it would be unwise to continue the fest with the following statements:
It's done... And that's okay. It's actually a really good thing... [It's] about learning more from our failures than our successes, and it was a beautiful organic event that happened at a point in time when it was really needed. And bringing the same thing back last year really didn't make any sense, in retrospect, without due diligence being done on how women have changed. Because in 12 years, women have changed a lot. Their expectations have changed, the way they view the world has changed, and that was not taken into consideration, which I blame myself for... It lived in a time and place and it probably should have stayed there. And that's okay. I learned that. And I'm just excited about looking forward and thinking of carrying forth the ideas from Lilith and maybe doing something new and different.
The news follows McLachlan's recent exit from her longtime record label Nettwerk, whose Terry McBride co-founded Lilith Fair.
McLachlan is currently on tour to support her 2010 album The Laws of Illusion. Tour dates are available here.