Eaux Claires Festival Teases Lineup With Mixtape

Justin Vernon‘s Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival lineup may have yet to be announced, but they have released something that could give us a few hints of what’s in store.

A cassette cassette tape was sent out to earlybird ticket purchasers, featuring any music-lover’s dream: rarities like b-sides, live recordings and demos from a range of artists who are set to feature on the bill.

The mixtape includes a track from ‘Fall Creek Boys Choir’, which bears the same name as this smooth 2011 collaboration between James Blake and Bon Iver. Meaning that we’re going to assume that the pair will be collaborating more. And that is very very exciting news.

Along with the track currently called Untitled 2, Bon Iver is also set to perform Haven, Mass (B-Side). Others featured on the mixtape include Bruce Hornsby, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Shabazz Palaces, Jon Hopkins, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sarah Neufeld, Colin Stetson, My Brightest Diamond, William Tyler, Tenement, Buke And Gase and Phil Cook.

This will be the second year that the festival will take place. In July last year, festival goers saw performances by Bon Iver, The National,  Sufjan Stevens, Indigo Girls, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Aero Flynn and many more.

The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival will be held on August 12 and 13 2016. See a trailer for the festival featuring a possible camping location in Wisconsin, which is “only a few minutes free shuttle ride from [the] festival site.”

Stay tuned for the official lineup announcement on February 11.

Photo: Pitchfork