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– Sarah McLachlan
|The resurrected Lilith Fair music festival, co-founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan in North America made its way to Australia in the condensed version – A Taste of Lilith. In contrast to the usual male-dominated bills of most music festivals, Lilith Fair celebrates female singer-songwriters and female-fronted bands across a variety of genres with the aim of breaking the artists into new markets. From each ticket sold, $1 is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation in Australia.
A Taste of Lilith got off to a bumpy start amid date changes and major act Court Yard Hounds dropping off the bill. Melbourne’s line-up included Sarah McLachlan, Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses (formerly Killing Heidi). One international act from the North American lineup (to replace Court Yard Hounds) would’ve rounded out the show, Miller-Heidke and The Verses appeared more like support acts to McLachlan’s star. The rescheduling and possibly Melbourne’s freak monsoon affected the turnout, but the dramas were all but forgotten by McLachlan’s eager fans who waited 5 years to see her perform in Australia again.
Continue reading A Taste of Lilith @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne : October 6th 2010 – Live Review