The Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams has been one of the undeniable musical highlights of the past two summers, but Wilco has announced that they will not present the fest this year.
Wilco will however be making a tour stop at MASS MoCA this summer, to play a benefit concert for the museum. The date of the North Adams show will be announced soon.
After going on hiatus this year, the three-day festival will return to MASS MoCA next year however, taking place June 21-23, 2013. The line-up of performers and ticket info for Solid Sound 2013 are expected to be announced in the coming months.
“The Festival is dearly loved by all of us – from the band to the staff who organize and execute it – so the decision to take 2012 off was not an easy one,” said festival co-organizer and Wilco manager Tony Margherita. “However, with the release of Wilco’s latest album ‘The Whole Love’ on their own newly launched label, followed by a lot of touring both home and away – well, we‘ve had a pretty crazy year. All that factored in to deciding that the best thing for us and for the festival would be to give ourselves enough time and energy to really focus on making Solid Sound 2013 the best one yet.
“We also understand the financial impact that taking the year off will have on MASS MoCA, our incredible host and not-for-profit partner in the festival,” continues Margherita. “It is our hope and intention that this summer’s benefit concert will lessen that impact and present Wilco with another opportunity to bring our fans to a place that is very dear to us.”
Stay tuned for details…