Bon Iver Announces New Music Fest

You can keep your over-commercialized Coachella and your frat-boy-drunken Bonaroo. This is the place for me: Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are starting the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, a two-day festival slated to take place in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin July 18-20. After teasing the lineup through the mail, the duo have announced it in full, accompanied by a video short detailing both the festival and the heritage of the surrounding Chippewa River Valley.

Low, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, the Tallest Man on Earth, Poliça, Boys Noize, Melt-Banana, Doomtree, Phil Cook, S. Carey and Field Report, Phox and Colin Stetson are just some of the confirmed acts. Additionally, Vernon and Dessner will each deliver sets alongside their respective bands. Oh, and Indigo Girls will be there too, performing their album Swamp Ophelia in full. Check out the full lineup here.

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