Wilco taps Thurston Moore, Levon Helm, & more for Solid Sound Festival 2011

Before Wilco opted to form a label, they tested the DIY waters by throwing their own music festival. This summer, the band’s Solid Sound Festival returns for its second go-around, and this time Wilco will bring the likes of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, the Levon Helm Band, Here We Go Magic, Liam Finn, and Sic Alps along with them.

Plus, in addition to two headlining sets by Wilco on Friday and Saturday, this year’s Solid Sound will also feature a number of Wilco-related collaborations. Pillow Wand (a collaboration between Wilco’s Nels Cline & Thurston Moore), The Autumn Defense (the side project of Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone), Pronto (the a project of Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen), and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche will all perform sets over the course of the weekend.

Other confirmed acts include Syl Johnson & the Sweet Divines, Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy, Handsome Family, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. What’s more, John Hodgman will curate Comedy Cabaret, featuring Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, and Morgan Murphy.

This year’s Solid Sound Festival is set for June 24-26 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. Three-day passes are priced at $124.50 and are now available via Front Gate Tickets.


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