WILCO Announces Solid Sound Acts


Solid Sound Festival Sets Line Up,
Plans Social Media Reveal

The Solid Sound 2013 festival lineup is set, and festival organizers will announce confirmed artists and activities in alphabetical order, one letter at time, which began on February 13, at noon ET. Announcements were made through the festival’s official website (solidsoundfestival.com), as well as on Facebook (facebook.com/solidsoundfestival) and Twitter (@SolidSoundFest). Solid Sound Festival is the brainchild of the Chicago-based musical innovators Wilco, and returns to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams on June 21-23. Tickets are on sale now at solidsoundfestival.com.


“Things came together nicely this year, and nearly all at the same time” said one of the festival’s organizers and Wilco manager Tony Margherita, “So we have the luxury of announcing a pretty complete lineup. When we looked the full list in one place, we realized it ran the gamut, pretty much from A to Z.”

At 12pm, The Solid Sound Festival Facebook page read, “A is for musician Sam Amidon & comedian Al Madrigal.” At 12:30pm it was updated with, “B is for Border Music featuring Marc Ribot and David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos), and The Blisters.”

“This is a lush program full of great music and quirky corners – we can hardly wait,” said Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA.

“We still have one or two surprises up our sleeves,” Margherita continued, “but we’re pretty excited about this lineup and this year’s schedule of events. This will be one hell of a festival and a really good time.”

Early bird 3-day passes for Solid Sound 2013 are $124 and available now at solidsoundfestival.com. The 3-day pass price will soon increase to $149. 3-day passes for children ages 7-10 are $50 and children 6 and under are free. A limited quantity of single-day tickets will also be made available soon.

In addition to ticketing, solidsoundfestival.com features useful information about area lodging and the expanded official festival campground, Solid Ground. Tickets for direct Peter Pan bus transportation to and from the festival from New York City and Boston can also be purchased through the festival’s website.

The Acts:


Jen Kirkman



The Alphabet:

Here’ what we have seen so far…

Announcing the Solid Sound 2013 lineup:

A. Sam Amidon & Al Madrigal

B. “Border Music” (featuring Marc Ribot and David Hidalgo) & The Blisters

C. Neko Case

D. The Dream Syndicate

E. Euclid Records returns to set up shop

F. Foxygen

G. Golden Eagle (no falconry this year, but there will be birds of prey) & Mt. Greylock (the highest peak in MA)

H. John Hodgman

I. I. I is for “I Got You” which we’re pretty sure Wilco will play either Friday or Saturday.

J. Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’Keeffe, and Jen Kirkman

K. Glenn Kotche & Darin Gray (On Fillmore), providing a live soundtrack to WNYC’s Radiolab

L. Low & Lucius

M. Medeski, Martin & Wood with Special Guests, and Mark Mulcahy

N. Nels Cline & Julian Lage

O. Os Mutantes

P. The Autumn Defense (Patrick Sansone & John Stirratt)

Q. Questions? Visit Solid Sound FAQ.

R. Reggie Watts & The Relatives

S. Story Pirates

T. is for Early Bird Tickets, which will be gone soon. Get yours now.

U. Urban Birding

V. V is for Valentine’s Day and “You and I” is the perfect soundtrack, right? V also =  vegetarian & vegan food options.

W. White Denim (and of course Wilco)

X. Artist Xu Bing

Y. Yo La Tengo, playing a full set as well as live-scoring the film The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Z. Z is for Ze full lineup. See you in June. Tickets here.

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