Eaux Claires Music Festival Lineup Includes Bon Iver, The National

Eau Claire Native Justin Vernon Is Organizer Of New Festival

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A festival organized by Eau Claire’s Grammy Award-winning Justin Vernon has released its lineup of bands.

The Eaux Claires music festival will feature an eclectic mix of bands, including Vernon’s Bon Iver and co-organizer Aaron Dessner’s band The National. Local groups like Madison’s Phox and Twin Cities hip hop team Doomtree will also make an appearance.

Wisconsin author Michael Perry is acting as narrator for the festival. He said they’re building on the success of other festivals to bring new kinds of music to Eau Claire.

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“Justin and Aaron have done a good job of looking for those acts that fill in certain niches,” said Perry.

The festival will run July 17 and 18 with tickets going on sale this week. Organizers haven’t yet said how many tickets will be available.