Justin Vernon books impressive lineup for Eaux Claires Festival 2017

Bon Iver, Chance the Rapper, Feist, Wilco, and Paul Simon lead the impressive bill

    Photos by Nina Corcoran / Philip Cosores

    Justin Vernon will stage a third installment of his Eaux Claires Festival from June 16th – 17th in Eau Claires, Wisconsin. As Stereogum points out, this year’s lineup has been revealed via pamphlets sent out to early ticket holders. It’s very impressive.

    Along with Vernon’s own Bon Iver, the likes of Chance the Rapper, Feist, Wilco, and Paul Simon top the bill. In particular, Bon Iver will perform with John Prine, and Simon will be accompanied by chamber group yMusic.

    Other notable acts include Danny Brown, Tweedy (Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer), Sylvan Esso, Perfume Genius, Mouse on Mars, Francis and the Lights, S. Carey with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, This Is The Kit, and Mountain Man, among others.


    Update – February 9th: The lineup has been officially announced. Also of note is “Big Red Machine,” a collaboration between Vernon and festival co-curator Aaron Dessner of The National. Additionally, Poliça will remount “Music For The Long Emergency,” a classical/contemporary collaboration with European-chamber-ensemble, s-t-a-r-g-a-z-e.

    The festival will also feature Artists-in-Residence, “an assembled cast of notable musicians who will create an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend.” Among this group: Sam Amidon, Phil Cook, Bryce Dessner, Jenny Lewis, The Staves, and Anaïs Mitchell.

    Tickets are now on sale through the festival’s website.