The line-up for Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair was confirmed yesterday, and, as
previously reported in ATN, it will include McLachlan, the Cardigans, Suzanne
Vega, the Indigo Girls, Paula Cole, Aimee Mann and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Other newly-confirmed acts include Jewel, Shawn Colvin, Fiona Apple and
Lisa Loeb. Confirmed second stage acts will be Victoria Williams, Kelly Willis,
the Wild Colonials and Parisian quartet Autour De Lucie. The 35-date festival,
billed as a "celebration of women in music," will kick off on July 5 at The
Gorge in Washington state and run through August.
Organizer McLachlan wants
the tour to be community-oriented. "Lilith is about a sense of community,
caring, and helping others. Throughout the tour everyone involved in the Lilith
Fair will be working with local groups to promote causes important to the
community and Lilith Fair...this is what the Lilith Fair really is all about,"
she writes on the Lilith web site.
Charitable contributions from the Fair
will be set aside to benefit the music industry AIDS service organization
LIFEbeat and Tori Amos' RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
organization. Donations to additional women's charities will be made on a