Last year Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), curated a multi-genre music and arts festival in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, WI, appropriately called Eaux Claires. Upon announcing the festival early last year, Vernon informed the public via a blog post that he was “driven by the idea that our festival would encourage music-genre-walls to melt away. . . .expression and experience put above all.” The festival was a huge success, with dozens of acts and tens of thousands of attendees. After such an excellent first run, the festival was promised to be an annual occurrence.
The 2016 Eaux Claires lineup was recently announced, and it foreshadows an equally incredible event this year. There are 54 acts on the lineup, including James Blake, Jenny Lewis, S. Carey, Erykah Badu, and of course Bon Iver. The festival is taking place August 12th and 13th 2016, and is bound to attract even more attention than it did last year.
Tickets go on sale today(!) Friday, Feb 12th at 10am, so if you’re looking for the perfect summer camping/roadtripping/music festival adventure, then gather some friends and get tickets, because it’s going to be an unforgettable experience.
More info about the festival can be found on eauxclaires.com