Wilco Launch Their Own Festival


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Get ready for Wilco, The Festival. Our favorite band of all time have announced that they will be holding their own music festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Massachusetts this August. The fest promises a quadruple-serving of all things Wilco: Glenn Kotcheʼs On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, and Mikael Jorgensenʼs Pronto are all on the bill.

Dubbed The Solid Sound Festival, the event will take place from August 13 to August 15 and will feature additional bands, a comedy stage, “interactive installations and exhibits (including the Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, a concert-poster screening demonstration, planned workshops by luthiers and more), plus film, video installations and DJʼs.” Those who attend can freely take in all Mass MoCa, the country’s largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts, has to offer.

Here’s hoping the comedy stage features a reprisal of Fred Armisen’s role from I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. And how about an Uncle Tupelo reunion? We can dream.

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