Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the National’s Aaron Dessner have revealed that they have curated a festival that will take place in Vernon’s hometown Eaux Claires, Wisconsin. The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place 17-18th July 2015, with presale tickets available to buy tomorrow. The lineup for the event will be revealed in the new year.
In a message announcing the event, Vernon stated:
“After several years of touring and playing music festivals of all different types around the world, I wanted to put together an event that would honor what we love about this place—including an independent attitude and blaze orange caps—but also shine a light on less familiar and surprising elements that are already weaving themselves into our future.
Having this festival right in my backyard gives me and the guest artists a chance to share familiar work and new creations in a setting close to my heart and different than any other stage in the world. To create this event within view of the Chippewa River—the very river that defines this place—makes it all the more meaningful.”
More details about the festival can be found on the official website here.