In a counter to what has been a historically male-dominated industry, American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has decided to simultaneously support her fellow female musicians and highlight the blatant gender disparity in festival lineups with her own all female-fronted festival, called the Girls Just Wanna Weekend.
The festival will see three separate performances by Carlile, along with sets of Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price and Lucius, among many others. The event will be running from January 30 to February 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, produced by Cloud 9 Adventures in partnership with The Bowery Presents.
Attendees will be able to choose from a variety of rooms available at the Hard Rock Hotel when booking. Apparently, members of Carlile’s official fan club, the “Bramily Fan Alliance,” will get access to opt-in to an exclusive pre-sale through the Bramily website until July 25. This pre-sale will begin July 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. ET.
Despite the all-female lineup, Carlile said she would love to have a large attendance of men supporting women in rock, as well as to see everyone “letting it all go for a weekend together in harmony.”
“Mainstream festivals in the U.S. habitually exclude women as headline artists equal to men,” Carlile elaborated. “I was brought up by Lilith Fair to believe that men and women enjoy live music equally and that women can not only headline a festival—they can BE a festival.”
Find full details on the festival and its accommodations here. Check out the full lineup for the festival below.
Girls Just Wanna Weekend Lineup
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