|Photo by Erik Hess|
|Justin Vernon performing with Volcano Choir in 2013.|
Justin Vernon is finally turning his idea for a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire into a reality. According to the Current, the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival received permits for a two-day event on July 17 and 18, 2015.
As described in the permit application, the event would be "a world class festival which would uniquely present and blend music, dance, art, cinema, and the culinary arts." Daily attendance of 25,000 people is anticipated, the permit states.
Update: Tickets go on sale at the festival's official site on Thursday, December 18. The lineup, curated with help from the National's Aaron Dessner, will not be released until early 2015. The site notes that "Eaux Claires promises to be one of the most diverse and special festival lineups of the year, featuring performances and collaborations you won't see at any other event in 2015."More »