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Wilco Launches Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA August 13-15

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Wilco Launches Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA August 13-15

    Wilco, currently in the final week of its sold-out US tour, has announced the launch of the Solid Sound Festival, a new festival the band will curate. It debuts August 13 to 15 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Solid Sound Festival is an independently promoted and ticketed three-day event of music, art, comedy, interactivity, and more. Wilco headlines the weekend, in the band's only East Coast performance of the summer. This new festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members' 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.

    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 US. Art on display in the galleries during the festival includes the Sol LeWitt Retrospective (chosen No. 1 exhibition of the year by Time magazine), Inigo Manglano Ovalle's Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, Petah Coyne's Material World: Sculpture to Environment, Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves and a new installation by Michael Oatman.

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

    For more information, visit wilcoworld.net or solidsoundfestival.com. For more on Wilco's upcoming tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Wilco has announced the launch of the Solid Sound Festival, a new festival the band will curate, August 13-15, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), featuring music, art, comedy, interactivity, and more. Wilco headlines the weekend, in the band's only East Coast performance of the summer. The festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members' side projects.

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Wilco, currently in the final week of its sold-out US tour, has announced the launch of the Solid Sound Festival, a new festival the band will curate. It debuts August 13 to 15 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Solid Sound Festival is an independently promoted and ticketed three-day event of music, art, comedy, interactivity, and more. Wilco headlines the weekend, in the band's only East Coast performance of the summer. This new festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members' 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.

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 US. Art on display in the galleries during the festival includes the Sol LeWitt Retrospective (chosen No. 1 exhibition of the year by Time magazine), Inigo Manglano Ovalle's Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, Petah Coyne's Material World: Sculpture to Environment, Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves and a new installation by Michael Oatman.

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

For more information, visit wilcoworld.net or solidsoundfestival.com. For more on Wilco's upcoming tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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