Eaux Claires Announces 2016 Lineup
In honor of Eaux Claires Part Deux, people who bought early bird tickets received cassette tapes highlighting some of the artists performing at the music festival’s second year. The festival will be in the beautiful Chippewa Valley in northern Wisconsin and will take place August 12 + 13.
Last year, the fest was founded by Justin Vernon and featured many of his close friends and neighbors. A truly unique experience, the inspiration and friendship that knitted together featured groups such as Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, and The National was tangible and culminated in multiple musical collaborations.
This year the intimacy is sure to be repeated. Bon Iver will be performing (and Justin Vernon told Billboard the project is “no longer winding down”!), as well as Erykah Badu, Beach House, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Staves, Lisa Hannigan, and multiple variations of the Dessner brothers (members of The National and other projects). In addition, a Grateful Dead tribute band called Day of the Dead will likely feature many different artists. There’s already speculation about Courtney Barnett being there. One of the highlights of last year’s Eaux Claires was musicians popping up in sets they didn’t originate from [Sufjan + The National; Justin Vernon + The Staves + all of his friends (so basically the entire festival)].
More artists will join the lineup later on in the year.