Sarah McLachlan On Lilith Fair and Some Other Tough Questions

July 30, 2014 5:27 PM

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Lilith was born out of the simple desire to play some shows and not do it by myself. I looked around at all the other multi artist bills and they were very male dominated even though there was a lot of great music being made by women who were achieving a lot of success and I thought we can just go out ourselves together. This was in a time where the unspoken rule was you cannot play two women back to back on the radio and therefore you certainly shouldn't put a bunch of women together on the same bill, and when we started pushing up against that, it only fueled the fire to prove them wrong.

One of the most important things I learned early on with Lilith was that you can't please everybody all the time, we had a lot of people saying Lilith was too white , not diverse enough etc, but we asked everyone, from all genres and we got who said yes and we always strove to put on a unique divers...

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