Wilco Solid Sound Fest Lineup Announced


The Levon Helm Band, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore,
Soul-Singer Syl Johnson, Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas, Alt-Country Twosome The
Handsome Family And More.


By Blurt


As previously announced the second annual Solid Sound Festival, curated by
Wilco, will take place on June 24-26 at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of
Contemporary Art, the largest contemporary art museum in the country). Today
Wilco (headlining on both the 24th and 25th), announced
the lineup of performers, which includes Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, Syl
Johnson, Handsome Family, Dave Douglas and others, including a rare live
performance by Pillow Wand, the “dream guitars” collaboration by Nels Cline and
Thurston Moore.


This year’s Solid Sound Comedy Cabaret is hosted by John Hodgman and
features Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac and comedians Eugene Mirman
(Bob’s Burgers, The Colbert Report) and Morgan Murphy (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late
Night with Jimmy Fallon).


Also confirmed to perform: Australian rocker Liam Finn, folk duo Sarah Lee
Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Chicago
retro-soul band JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound plus indie-rockers Here We Go
Magic, Sic Alps and Purling Hiss.


Returning to Solid Sound for a second year will be Story Pirates, the
fun-for-all-ages sketch comedy/musical performance troupe whose skits are based
entirely on stories written by elementary school-aged kids.


The Solid Sound Festival is envisioned by Wilco and presented in
collaboration with MASS MoCA, a renovated 19th century textile mill
located in the scenic Berkshire
Mountains. Festival
attendees have full access to the entire, sprawling museum campus, which
incorporates 150,000 square feet of galleries and includes Kidspace, a
museum within the museum, designed especially for children and families. This
year Kidspace will feature expanded hours throughout the Solid Sound
Festival weekend.



Tickets for the three-day festival are $124.50 and available through www.solidsoundfestival.com , www.massmoca.org  and the MASS MoCA box office. Admission for
children 6 & under is free at Solid Sound. Weekend festival passes for kids
ages 7-10 are $50 and ONLY AVAILABLE at the Solid Sound Box Office, starting
Friday, June 24.  They will be available throughout the entire weekend.


Solid Sound 2011 Festival Line-Up:


Wilco (Friday + Saturday headlining sets)

The Levon Helm Band

Thurston Moore

Pillow Wand (Nels Cline & Thurston Moore duo)

Glenn Kotche 

The Autumn Defense 


Comedy Cabaret curated by John Hodgman featuring Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman
and Morgan Murphy

Syl Johnson & The Sweet Divines

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy

Handsome Family

Liam Finn

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Here We Go Magic

Sic Alps

Purling Hiss

Story Pirates




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