No Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA this year -- but there will be Wilco

wilco at solid sound 2010Wilco announced today that there won't be a Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA this summer. The annual music and art festival, which was first held in 2010, will return next year -- specifically June 21-23, 2013.

The band's manager told Nippertown today that they still love the idea of the festival, it's just that touring and promotion for its new album was going to keep them from organizing the festival this year.

But Wilco will be playing a benefit for MASS MoCA this summer. The date is TBD. The museum sent out an email to members today announcing they'll get first crack at the tickets when they go on sale. The museum says it's expecting tickets to "sell out almost immediately" for the "limited capacity" show.

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So the Solid Sound festival doesn't happen unless Wilco organizes it? Come on, guys. Surely someone can step up to the plate. Last year's festival was a big success!

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