Lilith Fair, the female-driven traveling music festival that toured North America during the summers of 1997-99, is returning next year. Founded by Canadian singer-songwriter...

Lilith Fair, the female-driven traveling music festival that toured North America during the summers of 1997-99, is returning next year.

Founded by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, her managers Terry McBride and Dan Fraser and booking agent Marty Diamond, the festival was the first of its kind in the music industry.

McBride first revealed Lilith’s return in a late April “tweet” on social networking site Twitter, heralding, “Lilith Fair 2010 here we come!” The following day, he updated that they were looking at a two-week tour of the UK and Europe next year. It is unclear whether a North American revival is also planned.

“It’s so exciting to see such an amazing reaction to Lilith’s return in 2010,” said McBride in his blog. “We are busy internally pulling the development team together. Marty and I are also seeing a lot of artists reaching out with their interest in being involved.”

In addition to McLachlan, previous Lilith Fair touring artists have included Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Indigo Girls, Jewel, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Dar Williams, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant, Sinead O’Connor, Dixie Chicks, Queen Latifah, The Pretenders and Martina McBride.