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Musician Brandi Carlile has teamed up with Bowery Presents and Cloud 9 Adventures for a all-female fronted destination festival. The brand new concert vacation, Girls Just Wanna Weekend, will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019.
“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),” said Carlile in a release.
Musical performances will include multiple nights of Carlile in addition to shows from Maren Morris, Margo Price, Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters, and Ruby Amanfu.
“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,” Carlile added.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive resort located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Guests can choose from a variety of well-appointed room categories available, including Concert Courtyard rooms, stagefront suites and lush tropical views spread throughout the property. Members of the Bramily Fan Alliance—Carlile’s official fan club—will get access to opt-in to an exclusive pre-sale through the Bramily until July 25, 2018. Those who register will be eligible for a pre-sale beginning Tuesday, July 31 with public on sale starting at 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Complete details regarding the festival and packages are available via www.girlsjustwannaweekend.com.
The announcement of Girls Just Wanna Weekend follows the release of Carlile’s most recent album By The Way, I Forgive You which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer.