The lineup for this year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, has been revealed. Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, James Blake, Beach House, Deafheaven, Jenny Lewis, Vince Staples, Mavis Staples, Jon Hopkins, Shabazz Palaces, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Tenement, and many more are all included on the roster.
Some special performances include the live debut of Aaron and Bryce Dessner’s Grateful Dead tribute project, Day Of The Dead (which you can read more about here), and a Phil Cook-presented performance called “Southland Revue,” which is a “celebration of the American songbook and tradition” and will feature guest vocalists Amelia Meath, Vernon, and more. Chicago chamber music quartet eighth blackbird will perform with Bryce Dessner and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers will perform their record The Way It Is.
Here’s what Vernon said about the festival in a press statement:
Our mission for Eaux Claires is to create a deeply meaningful experience of togetherness and expression. We feel like everyone, whether interested in the fashion of popularized music or not, will be entertained, moved, and surprised by our festival. The inaugural edition proved that Eaux Claires can inspire and generate power beyond just the big names. We believe that every single artist will bring an equal amount of importance and uniqueness to the culture we’ve created. We’re excited to grow in that spirit and push ourselves forward every year, to grow with our audience and celebrate art in all of its forms.
Eaux Claires will take place 8/12-13. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (2/12) at 10AM CST here.
Here’s the full lineup:
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers performing “The Way It Is”
Buke and Gase
Cornelius performing “Fantasma”
Day Of The Dead
eighth blackbird with Bryce Dessner and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Francis and The Lights
Har Mar Superstar
Kill The Vultures
Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner
My Brightest Diamond
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Phil Cook’s “Southland Revue”
Richard Reed Parry/ Quiet River of Dust
Taggart & Rosewood
The Staves and yMusic
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Read our recap of last year’s inaugural festival here.