DRILL is a festival series hosted by the seminal UK post-punk band Wire, who premiered the stream of their self-titled full-length earlier today. The latest edition of the festival will be held in Chicago from 6/11-13, and it’s been announced that St. Vincent will perform an extended version of Wire’s 1987 track “Drill” alongside its originators. The fest will also feature sets by Tim Hecker, Disappears, White Lung, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The festival’s finale will be an all-star rendition of 1977’s “Pink Flag.” Check out the festival’s mission statement below.
Genre-defying evolution is the hallmark of post-punk legends Wire’s career. Now, nearly forty years into its existence, Wire is breathing new life into small, curated festivals built on artistic kinship across divergent musical styles, influences, and generations. That festival is DRILL.
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