Wilco to curate Massachusetts festival

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Wilco will curate and headline their own festival this summer in Massachusetts. Dubbed the “Solid Sound Festival”, the event will take place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams from Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15.

The Chicgao rockers will headline the weekend festival in what will be their only East Coast performance this summer. The Solid Sound Festival, which is being billed as an independently promoted and ticketed three-day event of music, art, comedy, interactivity, will also feature performances from Wilco member’s various side projects including Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto.

Tickets for Solid Sound Festival go on sale this Friday through the band’s official website and through solidsoundfestival.com. From April 9 to May 31 tickets for the three-day event will be available for $86.50 (including all fees and parking) and after June 1 for $99.50 (including all fees and parking).

The Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA also plays host to additional musical performances, a fully programmed 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 DJs. Festival attendees will have full access to the entire MASS MoCA campus, which incorporates 150,000 square feet of galleries. MASS MoCA, a renovated 19th century textile mill, is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the U.S.

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