Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, John Hodgman, Many More Playing 2011 Solid Sound Festival

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Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, John Hodgman, Many More Playing 2011 Solid Sound Festival

One of Paste’s favorites is back with what promises to be an excellent and eclectic festival. The band has announced the lineup for this year’s three-day event, which will take place at Berkshire Mountains in North Adams, Mass. on the grounds of MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contempory Art), the largest contemporary art museum in the country, which festival attendees will have complete access to.

Wilco will headline on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, and will be joined The Levon Helm Band, Thurston Moore, The Handsome Family, Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy, Syl Johnson & The Sweet Divines and Pillow Wand. Other acts scheduled to perform include Here We Go Magic, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, duo Sarah Lee Gutherie and Johnny Irion, Liam Finn, Purling Hiss, Glenn Kotche, Pronto, The Autumn Defense and Sic Alps.

Story Pirates, a fun-for-all ages sketch comedy/musical performance troupe, will be returning to Solid Sound for a second year, making the festival a family event. Additionally, the festival will also host the Solid Sound Comedy Cabaret by John Hodgman featuring Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, and Morgan Murphy.

Retail partners and vendors will be on site, including Euclid Records, the St. Louis-based independent vinyl and CD retailer that will host a pop-up store. Additional retailers will be announced soon.

Tickets for the three-day festival are on sale now and available through SolidSoundFestival.com, MassMoca.org and the MASS MoCA box office.

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