Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lilith Fair Announces Chicago Line-up, Location

This summer's re-vitalization of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair will officially hit Chicago on Saturday, July 17th, at First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre. Similar to the set-up of the original festival, each of the dates will feature eleven artists. The only holdovers from each city will be the opening set from the local Our Stage winning artist and the closing set from, festival-founder, Sarah McLachlan. A handful of the line-ups have been announced, with Chicago's listed below:

'Our Stage Winning Artist'
Kelly Clarkson
Kate Nash
Cat Power
Mary J. Blige
Meaghan Smith
La Roux
Vita Chambers
Sarah McLachlan

It is not quite our dream line-up, but Kate Nash and Cat Power are interesting picks and Heart adds a classic rock element to balance the poppy Kelly Clarkson, electro-bliss of La Roux and soulful Mary J. Blige.

For the record, the nine acts we would hand-pick from the list of those involved would be - Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Gossip, Metric, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Kate Nash, Missy Higgins, and Sia. So, one out of nine isn't bad.... ?

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