The Decemberists announce their very own music festival

The inaugural Travelers' Rest features Belle & Sebastian, The Head and the Heart, Real Estate, Sylvan Esso, and more

    Photo by David Brendan Hall

    Following the lead of Wilco and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, The Decemberists have announced their very own music festival. The inaugural Travelers’ Rest will take place August 12th and 13th in frontman Colin Meloy’s hometown of Missoula, Montana.

    The Decemberists will headline both days of the festival, playing two unique sets. Also playing are Belle & Sebastian, The Head and the Heart, Real Estate, Sylvan Esso, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Shakey Graves, Julien Baker, and more artists still to be announced.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24th. Check out the festival’s website for more details.

    Prior to Travelers’ Rest, The Decemberists will embark on a short US tour in April. The band will use the dates to road test new material. Update: New dates in Canada, California, and Utah have been added.


    The Decemberists 2017 Tour Dates:
    04/07 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre of Ithaca
    04/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    04/09 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    04/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
    04/12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    04/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    04/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
    04/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    04/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    08/08 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum
    08/09 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
    08/12-13 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre (Travelers’ Rest)
    08/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
    08/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater