Solid Sound Festival Returns to Mass MOCA on June 23!
One of the best things about Solid Sound is that it’s curated by Wilco, and fans of the band are always interested in Jeff and Company’s favorite groups. Can you tell me about some of this year’s lesser-known yet most likely surprisingly talented performers and why they were picked to play the festival? Perhaps you can mention a few standouts, bands that we don’t know yet, who Wilco picked.
Are there any new aspects to this year’s festival? Anything layout wise, or different that will be new to attendees this year?
MASS MoCA is always one of the main attractions of Solid Sound, but this year, given their massive expansion, it’s safe to say it will feel like the first time, even to folks who’ve attended every one since we started in 2010.
The museum, already one of the world’s largest, has added approximately 130,000 additional square feet this month with the opening of Building 6, an entire floor worth of exhibit space. So wandering the vastness of Mass MoCA will be even better this year. It’s now a massive 260,000 square feet HUGE!
The NY-metro area and Boston-metro area are home to many festival attendees but we literally have had audience members travel from 47 states and 13 countries, so it’s a pretty broad range.
What are the activities this year for families?
We’ve expanded our camping accommodations each year. The two official campsites – Solid Ground and Camp Aggie – have 350 plots each, in total, accommodating approximately 2800 people.
As chosen by the audience, they’ll be playing Being There.