If you enjoyed Chance the Rapper’s surprise set at Eaux Claires music and art festival last year, you’ll be happy to see he’s an official performer this year. Check out the line-up, leaked online from pre-sale ticket holders who received the news by mail. The leak was posted to Stereogum today. See the line-up below.
Curated by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National, Eaux Claires fest “Troix” this year will run June 16th & 17th. Tickets and more info for this year’s fest here: http://eauxclaires.com/
The Autumn Defense
Big Red Machine
Bon Iver Presents John Prine And The American Songbook
Chance The Rapper
Collections Of Colonies Of Bees
Francis And The Lights
Mouse On Mars
Music For The Long Emergency
Paul Simon with yMusic
S. Carey & Glenn Kotche
This Is The Kit
In addition to their headlining performance, the members of Wilco will present their many side-projects and collaborate with other Eaux Claires artists. Singer and frontman Jeff Tweedy will join son Spencer Tweedy for their musical collaborative Tweedy; bassist and vocalist John Stirratt will perform with multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone as The Autumn Defense; Mikael Jorgenson will reveal a new musical project, Quindar, named for space ‘quindar’ sounds taken from NASA archives, electronically re-mixed for an intergalactic feel; nationally renowned guitarist Nels Cline will perform with his partner, Yuka Honda, as part of a new ambient duo called cup; and finally, percussionist Glenn Kotche will perform a set in collaboration with Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey.
As always, Midwest talent will have a strong presence at Eaux Claires. In addition to Chicagoans Chance the Rapper and Wilco, jazz trio Happy Apple, rapper Velvet Negroni, and ‘prog-doom’ death metal band Zebulon Pike will represent nearby Minneapolis, while Detroit-based hip-hop artist Danny Brown will make his Eaux Claires debut. Minneapolis electronic drum-&-bass standout Poliça will remount Music For The Long Emergency, their classical/contemporary collaboration with European-chamber-ensemble, s-t-a-r-g-a-z-e, which was met with rave reviews after a sold-out performance in St. Paul this past fall.
International talent brings its own distinct flavor to Eaux Claires. Canadian songbird Feist will provide her signature ethereal and haunting sound; Latin Grammy award winner Julieta Venegas will woo audiences with her accordion and stirring vocals, and German electro-pop group Mouse on Mars will give a performance that is both avant-garde and versatile. Poliça collaborators, s-t-a-r-g-a-z-e, will also take part in a number of artist collaborations, while UK musician Kate Stables of This is the Kit will impart an earthy and honest folk quality to the festival.
Supplementing the diversified lineup, Eaux Claires will also introduce a new concept, Artists-in-Residence. This group, an assembled cast of notable musicians, will create an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend. Notable Artists-in-Residence include festival veterans Sam Amidon, Phil Cook, Bryce Dessner, Jenny Lewis, and The Staves. New collaborators to the festival, including Anaïs Mitchell, will also participate.
TICKETS: A limited supply of Advance Two-Day General Admission and Advance Two-Day Enhanced Chippewa Passes are available today, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Noon CST at www.eauxclaires.com. Advance Two-Day GA Passes are $159. Advance Two-Day Enhanced Chippewa Passes are $325 and include catered meals each day as well as complimentary beer and soft drinks (meals and all beverages for Chippewa Pass holders will be served in a private and spacious area adjacent to the Lake Eaux Lune stage). Once advance passes sell out, regularly priced general admission and Enhanced Chippewa passes will be available for $169 and $350.
CAMPING: Festival camping is once again available at nearby Whispering Pines Campgrounds which features shower facilities, general stores, and spacious sites able to accommodate multiple tents. Camping passes are sold separately from all Admission Tickets and also go on sale today, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Noon CST at www.eauxclaires.com. Camping passes sell for $165; $300 for oversized vehicles and include a campsite and camp access for 1 attendee for three nights. Campers will also have the option to add additional camp access passes for $35 per attendee.
LODGING: Through its partnership with University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the festival offers hundreds of dorm rooms available for festival attendees to reserve. Dorm rooms are available at reasonable rates and include free shuttle transportation to and from the festival. For more information and to reserve, visit www.eauxclaires.com. To learn more about area hotel options, Visit Eau Claire features several recommendations on its website here.