Eaux Claires headliners include Bon Iver, The National, Spoon, and more

V1 Staff |

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:

Eaux Claires Headliners

Bon Iver
The National
Sufjan Stevens
Indigo Girls (performing Swamp Ophelia)

A few new additions below, as well.
The full lineup:

Aero Flynn
Allan Kingdom
Blind Boys of Alabama
Bon Iver
Boys Noize
Charles Bradley
Colin Stetson
Elliot Moss
Field Report
Francis and the Lights
Grandma Sparrow
Haley Bonar
Hiss Golden Messenger
Indigo Girls performing Swamp Ophelia
The Lone Bellow
Marijuana Deathsquads
The National
No-BS! Brass Band
Phil Cook
Retribution Gospel Choir
S. Carey
Sam Amidon
Spooky Black
The Staves
Sturgill Simpson
Sufjan Stevens
Sylvan Esso
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.

For more details about the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, see and follow the festival on Twitter @EauxClairesWi, Instagram @EauxClairesWi, and Facebook /EauxClairesWi

Eaux Claires Announcement 2015