Eaux Claires 2017, photo by Darin Kamnetz
Justin Vernon/Bon Iver‘s annual Wisconsin music festival Eaux Claires decided to shake something up this year. Rather than advertising the festival via a lineuo of musical acts you could expect to see perform there like… literally every other concert since Franz Liszt‘s name started carry weight, Eaux Claires instead opted to try and sell the sizzle.
Teasing fans with a treasure map of distorted sound collages and cryptic social media posts, Eaux Claires had been doing a pretty good job keeping the headliners secret from everyone except some truly talented reddit researchers. Until now, anyway.
Thanks to the good folks at r/EauxClaires, here’s who you can probably expect to shell out hundreds of dollars for this weekend:
Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon / Aaron Dessner of The National)
Sharon Van Etten
Francis / Francis & the Lights
Anaïs Mitchell + Josh Kaufman
The Era / DJ Spinn
Mouse on Mars
For way more tasty tidbits, including more rumored artists and proof of artist confirmations, make sure to check out the above post on r/EauxClaires before the official lineup drops tomorrow.