2010 Big Ears Festival Initial Lineup (The xx, Joanna Newsom, Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent)

Big Ears Festival • Knoxville, TN (March 26-28, 2010)
Big Ears Festival

The Bryce Dessner curated Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN has announced its initial lineup and it’s looking pretty impressive so far.

The groundbreaking Big Ears Festival, slated for the weekend of March 26-28, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee, is excited to unveil the initial line up for this year’s event. Building on the visionary programming of last year’s inaugural festival, the 2010 Big Ears expands with a remarkable line up of even greater depth and breadth than its predecessor, with over 30 artists/bands expected to perform some 50 concerts in at least 8 venues this year. In addition, there will be art exhibitions, installations, film screenings, workshops, interactive experiences, lectures and discussions.

The initial Big Ears line up for March includes Vampire Weekend, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Andrew W.K., The Ex, Gang Gang Dance, Clogs, 802 Tour (Nico Muhly / Doveman / Sam Amidon with Nadia Sirota), The xx , Javelin, DJ/Rupture (solo), DJ/Rupture and Andy Moor, My Brightest Diamond, the Calder Quartet, Bryce Dessner, Gyan Riley, Terry Riley, and jj.

A limited number of $199.50 “Inner Ear” Weekend Festival Passes are on sale now.

NOTE: The scheduled appearances by The xx and jj are in addition to the ones on their already announced tour.