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Japanese Breakfast, Sylvan Esso and More to Perform at Wilco’s 2022 Solid Sound Festival

Wilco has announced the full lineup for this year’s edition of its Solid Sound festival, featuring two dozen acts spanning a wide range of genres and formats.

Hot on the heels of this month’s Sky Blue Sky — the four-day Mexican festival that saw Wilco play three separate shows, plus a solo set from frontman Jeff Tweedy — Solid Sound will take place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art ( MASS MoCA) over the long weekend of May 27-29.

Joining the alternative rock icons will be a cast of their both established and emerging contemporaries, with the likes of Japanese Breakfast, Sylvan Esso, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Iceage and Hand Habits billed high.

Tweedy will also be playing a special set with an as-yet-unannounced lineup of guests, featured on the poster (which you can find below) as “Jeff Tweedy & Friends”.

Elsewhere at the festival, John Hodgman and Jean Grae will host a stand-up comedy showcase, with guests including Negin Farsad, River Butcher and Nick Offerman.

Other notable inclusions are a set by Sun Ra Arkestra conducted by Marshall Allen, a performance by Nels Cline’s Consentrik Quartet, and the ‘On Fillmore’ installation conducted by Finnish pop singer Jonna Tervomaa.

Tickets to Solid Sound will include full access to the MASS MoCA – hailed as the most expansive contemporary art gallery in the United States – with current attractions including installations by James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Sol LeWitt, Jenny Holzer and Anselm Kiefer. Three-day passes can be purchased on the festival website.

Meanwhile, Wilco was recently inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. The honors ceremony aired on PBS earlier this month and featured a performance from numerous guests, including appearances from Japanese Breakfast, Sheila E, Margo Price, Jason Isbell and more. The group was honored alongside Lucinda Williams and Texas singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo.

Wilco’s last studio album was 2019’s “Ode To Joy”, which NME Elizabeth Aubrey was hailed in a four-star review as “a quietly triumphant return to form”.