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Wilco Tease Solid Sound Festival’s Return With New Trailer


Wilco’s very own Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival will return for a three-day summer showcase of live music and comedy in 2013, the band announced on Friday (November 30). Solid Sound will be held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art from June 21 to 23 and will feature four stages’ worth of musical performances selected by Wilco and a comedy cabaret show programmed and hosted by comedian John Hodgman (Bored to Death, The Daily Show).

A full lineup has not yet been announced, but Wilco have confirmed they’ll be playing two headlining gigs. Fans can also expect to see sets from several Wilco-related side projects. Previous guests not affiliated with the Chicago sextet include Thurston Moore, Levon Helm, the Books, Syl Johnson, and more, making for an eclectic collection that stunned Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.

“The surreality [of] being able to play two Wilco shows, but then I played with Thurston Moore last year,” SPIN’s Greatest Guitarist says in the festival’s trailer. “And went from an hour of shrieking guitar hell to walking over and sitting in with Levon Helm’s band, playing acoustic guitar, and I just thought, ‘Man, I never, ever thought I’d have a life like this. This is really beautiful.'”

Wilco won’t be offering a pay-what-you-want-if-you’re-lucky gambit for tickets like they did for their MASS MoCA benefit show back in July, but “Early Bird” three-day passes are currently available for $124. Regular three-day passes will cost $149. Children aged 7 to 10 will get three-day access for $50, and kids ages 6 and under get in for free. A “very limited” number of single day tickets will go on sale in early 2013. The alt-country mainstays started Solid Sound in 2010 and followed with a second installment in 2011, but skipped 2012.