Eaux Claires announces day-by-day music lineups

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Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announced the day-by-day music lineups Wednesday morning, a day ahead of single-day tickets going on sale.

Grammy award-winning band Bon Iver, led by festival curator Justin Vernon, will be debuting brand new music in its Friday night performance. Joining them on the Friday bill are James Blake, Vince Staples, Phosphorescent, yMusic with The Staves, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers performing Hornsby’s legendary album, “The Way It Is,” and many more.

Saturday’s lineup will include the first and only scheduled performance of Day Of The Dead featuring an all-star cast of 11 different vocalists and musicians from the new Grateful Dead celebration album from festival curator Aaron Dessner and his brother Bryce Dessner. There will also be performances by Erykah Badu, Beach House, Lucius, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Mavis Staples.

Richard Reed Parry will perform new songs from his forthcoming debut album, “Quiet River of Dust,” and Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner will debut their new album, “At Swim,” out on August 19th. Also of note, there will be a collaborative performance by So Percussion and Shara Nova, and eighth blackbird with Bryce Dessner & Bonnie “Prince” Billy will perform unreleased murder ballads and fiddle tunes.

The second annual Eaux Claires festival brings musicians and artists of all mediums together on the 60-acre Foster Farm, alongside the banks of the Chippewa River. Under the direction of Michael Brown, the festival’s creative director and a longtime collaborator of Vernon and Dessner, the grounds themselves become a source of artistic discovery and spontaneity.

Festival organizers recently released this year’s food and drink lineup, which is greatly expanded from last year. In addition to food options from Madison, Wisconsin, and Twin Cities food trucks, a special Eaux Claires beer was created by Danish brewer Mikkeller.

The day-by-day lineup for Eaux Claires is as follows. *Artists are subject to change. The performance schedule for each day will be announced at a later date.

Friday, August 12
Andrew Fitzpatrick
Bon Iver
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers performing “The Way It Is”
Cornelius performing “Fantasma”
eighth blackbird with Bryce Dessner and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Jacy Catlin
James Blake
Jon Hopkins
Kill The Vultures
Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner
Little Scream
Midnite Express
My Brightest Diamond
Prinze George
Richard Reed Parry/ Quiet River of Dust
S. Carey
Sarah Neufeld
So Percussion
Taggart & Rosewood
The Staves and yMusic
Tickle Torture
Vince Staples

Saturday, August 13
Alpha Consumer
Beach House
Buke and Gase
Day Of The Dead
eighth blackbird with Bryce Dessner and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Erykah Badu
Francis and The Lights
Har Mar Superstar
Jacy Catlin
Jenny Lewis
Jon Mueller
Mavis Staples
Midnite Express
Moses Sumney
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Phil Cook’s “Southland Revue”
Sam Amidon
Shabazz Palaces
So Percussion
Thomas Wincek
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
William Tyler

More information on the festival can be found at eauxclaires.com and in our recent interview with Michael Brown.


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