Published Apr 07, 2010Wilco's Jeff Tweedy gave fans who happened to be listening to their live webcast from Boston on Tuesday (April 6) an unexpected and rather big piece of news - the band will be hosting their own festival this summer.
Dubbed the Solid Sound Festival, the Wilco fest already has a website up and running, and it holds many tantalizing promises to fans of the alt-twangers. According to the site, the band will be curating and headlining the "new independently promoted and ticketed festival of music, art, comedy and interactivity at the largest centre for contemporary art in the U.S."
That centre is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, and the fest is going down from August 13 to 15. It will be held outdoors and will feature Wilco (the band's only east coast shows of the summer), and all of the band members' side-projects: On Fillmore, the Nels Cline Singers, Autumn Defense and Pronto.
There will also be an interactive guitar pedal exhibit with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, a concert-poster silk-screening demo and a drum workshop by Wilco skinsman Glenn Kotche. The museum'ssite also promises "sound sculpture," comedy, DJs and film and video installations, and adds that Wilco will actually be playing two headlining performances. Fest-goers also get admission to the museum and its art galleries.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday (April 9) and will be $86.50 until May 31, at which point they'll go up to $99.50 (prices include all fees and parking). Head here to purchase the tix.