The lineup for next year’s amazing Big Ears has been announced, and wow, this might be one of the most eclectic music festival lineups I’ve ever seen. LIVE faves like , & Wood, , , and will all be there, but get a look at this full lineup below.


& Wu Fei
Aine O’Dwyer performs William Eggleston’s Musik
Anna & Elizabeth
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: “In the Light of ” performed by International Contemporary Ensemble
Anoushka Shankar: “Land of Gold”
Arto Lindsay
Bang on a Can All celebrate their 30th anniversary with works by David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe
Bang on a Can All perform Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite
Bang on a Can All Stars “Field Recordings”
Béla Fleck &
& Rider
Bonnie “” Billy
Brimstone & Glory live score performed by Nief-Norf and Wordless
Cleek Schrey & David Behrman
Craig Taborn Quartet
& the Banquet of the Spirits
presents “Vira Loucos”
Diamanda Galás
Duet for & Lap Steel
Evan Parker’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble


Innov Gnawa
International Contemporary Ensemble

featuring Ståle Storløkken & Jon Balke
Jason Moran Duo with Milford
Jason Moran presents Fats Waller Dance Party
Bangs (Jason Moran, Mary Halvorson and Ron Miles)

presents “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait”
’s “Mischief & Mayhem” with &
Juana Molina

(DJ Set)
Kid ’s “Satellite” Turntable Orchestra
Knoxville Symphony Strings performs “Were You There” with baritone Davoné Tines
Laurel Halo (DJ Set)
Laurel Halo ( with Eli Keszler)

& Wood
Nels Cline: “Lovers” with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and guests
Peter Evans Ensemble
Rocket Science (Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Craig Taborn, Evan Parker)
Roscoe Mitchell Trios
Rova: “The Sound in Space Project”
Rova Channeling Coltrane: “Electric Ascension”
Sam Amidon
Steve Gunn
Steve Gunn & the Black Twig Pickers
“Go Dig My Grave” featuring Giovanna Pessi, Frode Haltli, Cheyenne Mize and Susanna

Tal National
The Black Twig Pickers
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda performed by the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers

The Thing
Tyshawn Sorey Trio

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