Big Ears 2010 Festival Announced

The BIG EARS FESTIVAL is proud to announce its initial schedule for the weekend of March 26, 27, and 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

On Friday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. EST, a limited number of individual show tickets will go on sale for Vampire Weekend, the Dirty Projectors + Bang on a Can All-Stars, Joanna Newsom + special guests, St. Vincent + special guests, The National, Andrew WK performing with the Calder Quartet, Clogs with very special guests + My Brightest Diamond, Terry Riley performing solo and with his quartet, The xx + jj + Nosaj Thing, Eno’s Music for Airports performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars + the Books + special guests, and a collaborative performance of Riley’s celebrated piece, In C featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Big Ears All-Stars.

Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit for the most up-to-date information on the Big Ears schedule, lineup and ticket prices.

A limited number of Big Ears 2010 “Inner Ear” weekend festival passes are still available for $249.50 plus applicable service fees. The Big Ears 2010 Inner Ear weekend pass offers premium access to all Big Ears 2010 happenings throughout the entire weekend (subject to available capacity for each venue) as well as exclusive invitations and access to special events.

Individual tickets and Inner Ear passes may be purchased online at or by calling 865-684-1200 ext. 2 between the hours of 10:00AM and 5:00PM EST.

BIG EARS 2010 Initial Schedule:

Friday, March 26th:
7:00 pm – Terry Riley Quartet featuring Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and Ches Smith
10:30 pm – The xx + jj + Nosaj Thing
Saturday, March 27th:
1:00 pm -Clogs with very special guests + My Brightest Diamond
7:00 pm – Andrew W.K. performing with the Calder Quartet
10:00 pm – Joanna Newsom + special guests
Sunday, March 28th:
7:00 pm – St. Vincent + special guests

Saturday, March 27th:
2:30 pm – Dirty Projectors + Bang on a Can All-Stars
8:00 pm – Vampire Weekend
12 midnight – Terry Riley’s In C, performed by Bang on a Can and special guests + Terry Riley solo
Sunday, March 28th:
2:00 pm – Brian Eno’s Music for Airports, performed by Bang on a Can + the Books + special guests
9:00 pm – The National + special guests

Additional individual tickets for theatre and club shows will be available in the coming weeks for many more performances and collaborations including:

The Ex
The 802 Tour ( Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Doveman, with Nadia Sirota)
Ben Frost
Tim Hecker
DJ/ rupture
Gang Gang Dance
Gyan Riley
Iva Bittova
….and more to be announced!

Visit for the most recent schedule, artist additions, ticket and festival information.