Solid Sound Festival Announces Day-By-Day Line-Up

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Photograph by Greg Haymes

The Solid Sound Festival curated by Wilco has announced the daily line-up of bands, so now we know who’s playing on which day when the fest takes over the sprawling MASS MoCA campus in North Adams on Friday-Sunday, June 26-28.

The three-day event features two headlining performances by hosts and creators Wilco (one on Friday and one on Saturday) and also includes musical performances by Mac DeMarco, Richard Thompson, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, all Wilco-member side projects and plenty more, including comedy by John Hodgman and friends, circus performance workshops by Vermont-based Circus Smirkus.

“We want to make it unique every year,” singer Jeff Tweedy told Rolling Stone back in 2013. “We want to make it something you can only experience here.”

And yes, true to his word, Solid Sound (which began in 2010) also features world-class contemporary art, kids’ programming, pop-up performances, an on-site record shop, naturalist hikes and lots more that you won’t find at most music festivals.

But, of course, music is still the main attraction, and here are the day-by-day musical line-ups for the fest:

Real Estate
Taj Mahal
Speedy Ortiz
The Expandable Brass Band
Story Pirates
“The Great Flood:” live music by Bill Frisell with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr and Kenny
Wollesen; film by Bill Morrison

Mac DeMarco
Parquet Courts
The Richard Thompson Trio
Bill Frisell with Sam Amidon
Cibo Matto
Shabazz Palaces
Mikael Jorgensen’s Quindar
Ryley Walker
Jessica Pratt
Story Pirates
Circus Smirkus
John Hodgman’s Big Comedy Thing featuring Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Jessica Williams
and Superego

Tweedy featuring Jeff Tweedy and friends
The Charles Lloyd Quartet
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom’s Stained Radiance
The Autumn Defense
The Felice Brothers
William Tyler
Glenn Kotche & Jeffrey Zeigler
Mikael Jorgensen & Jeff Davis

News of additional programming, kid-friendly events, gallery exhibits and more will
be announced soon.

Tickets are available now at the Solid Sound website. Three-day passes are available for $149. Saturday single-day tickets are $99, while Friday and Sunday single-day tickets are $65. Additional information on eduled performers, camping and other area lodging, travel, news and more are also available through the festival’s website.

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