Eaux Claires headliners include Bon Iver, The National, Spoon, and more
After three-fourths of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 17 and 18) lineup was announced via custom letters and social media last weekend, organizers have released the full lineup this morning, with headliners Bon Iver (in their first performance since 2012), The National, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, and the Indigo Girls (performing their classic 1994 album Swamp Ophelia).
Check out our special interview with the core Eaux Claires organizers – curators Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, creative director Michael Brown, and "fest narrator" Michael Perry: VolumeOne.org/eauxclaires
Eaux Claires Headliners
Indigo Girls (performing Swamp Ophelia)
A few new additions below, as well.
The full lineup:
Blind Boys of Alabama
Francis and the Lights
Hiss Golden Messenger
Indigo Girls performing Swamp Ophelia
The Lone Bellow
No-BS! Brass Band
Retribution Gospel Choir
The Tallest Man On Earth
and more announcments to come ...
Tickets for the experiential art festival go on sale Thursday (2-12) at 12pm CST. Two-day general admission passes are $135 and enhanced “Chippewa Passes” – which come with unlimited beer and soft drinks during show hours and a keepsake mug – at $250. Camping passes are sold separately and start at $100.
Vernon and Dessner booked the festival themselves and made sure to include an incredibly diverse lineup of friends and collaborators from the likes of gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama to the Japanese noise rock of Melt-Banana. There’s strong local-ish hip hop representation by the likes of Lizzo, Doomtree, and Allan Kingdom while other Minneapolis acts like psych-electronic noisemakers Marijuana Deathsquads and Spooky Black bring the heat from the Cities.
Of course, look for members of the Eau Claire family like S. Carey, Field Report, Phil Cook, and Aero Flynn to show up as well as chamber pop prince, Sufjan Stevens – whose upcoming record featured instrumentation by Eau Clairians Sean Carey and Ben Lester.
Eaux Claires Announcement 2015