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Published: 2018/07/18

Brandi Carlile Confirms All-Female Lineup for Girls Just Wanna Weekend Festival

Pete Souza

Brandi Carlile will host her own getaway festival this winter, as the singer-songwriter will present the inaugural Girls Just Wanna Weekend in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will feature a lineup of female artists like Indigo Girls, Margo Price and Maren Morris.

Also set to join Carlile in Mexico are Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu. Carlile herself will be offering three separate sets throughout the weekend.

In a press release, Carlile explains the motivation for her new festival, saying, “Mainstream festivals in the U.S. habitually exclude women as headline artists equal to men. 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. I’m proud to announce that our festival has an ALL female-fronted lineup. I would absolutely LOVE to see a ton of men there supporting women in rock and roll, I want to see mothers with children, single people, LGBTQ brothers and sisters letting it all go for a weekend together in harmony (with bottomless tequila on hand to assist).”

Girls Just Wanna Weekend is set for January 30–February 3 at Riviera Maya’s Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets go on sale August 1, with a pre-sale beginning July 31. All festival information can be found here.

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