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Big Ears adds Patti Smith, Winged Victory, Fennesz, Nivhek, more to 2020 lineup

Patti Smith  (photo: Steven Sebring)

Big Ears has just announced a lot more artists for its 2020 edition which happens March 26-29 in Knoxville. Those include Patti Smith & Her Band, Fennesz, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Bell Orchestre, Josephine Foster, a 100th anniversary tribute to the Theremin led by Rob Schwimmer, plus Ensemble Dal Niente & Ken Vandermark, Nivhek (Liz Harris of Grouper), Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard, Arooj Aftab’s Vulture Prince Ensemble (featuring Gyan Riley, Maeve Gilchrist, Shahzad Ismaily, and Greg Fox) and more.

Previously announced Big Ears 2020 artists include Efterklang, Tindersticks, MÚM celebrating the 20th anniversary of Yesterday Was Dramatic—Today is OK, Thundercat, Devendra Banhart, Damo Suzuki of Can, Mdou Moctar, mssv (Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, Mike Watt), Sarah Davachi, Xylouris White, Damo Suzuki (Can), Devendra Banhart, John Paul Jones, Kim Gordon, and more.

Tickets for Big Ears 2020 are on sale now and the up-to-date lineup is listed below.

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Big Ears 2020 Lineup
75 Dollar Bill
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Andrew Cyrille
Annette Peacock
Anthony Braxton
Areni Agbabian
Arooj Aftab’s Vulture Prince Ensemble
Astrid Sonne
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Bell Orchestre
Ben Lamar Gay Quartet
Caroline Shaw
Caterina Barbieri
Che Apalache
Christian Scott
D. Scot Williams
Damo Suzuki Network with the Sound Carriers
Dan Weiss Starebaby
Daniel Pioro & Valgeir Sigurðsson
Devendra Banhart
Diamond Curtain Wall Trio
Dos Santos
Efterklang
Electric Appalachia (William Tyler, Mary Lattimore, Eric Dawson of TAMIS)
Ensemble Dal Niente + Ken Vandermark
Fennesz
Gyan Riley
Gyda Valtysdottir
Harriet Tubman
Jacob Kirkegaard
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
Jason Moran & the Harlem Hellfighters
Jeff Parker and the New Breed
Joe Henry’s 115th Dream
Josephine Foster
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Kim Myhr
Kronos Quartet
Marc Ribot
Maurice Louca
Mdou Moctar
Meredith Monk
Moonlight Benjamin
mssv (Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, Mike Watt)
Múm
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret
MZM (Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, Myra Melford)
Nadah El Shazly
Natalie Joachim
Nivhek
nief norf
Patti Smith
Paul Lazar’s Cage Shuffle
Peter Brötzmann
Sam Gendel Concert Group
Sarah Davachi
Saul Williams
Shabaka and the Ancestors
Sō Percussion
Sonja Labianca
Sons of Chipotle (John Paul Jones & Anssi Karttunen)
Sound for Andy Warhol’s KISS (Kim Gordon, Bill Nace, Steve Gunn, John Truscinski)
Spektral Quartet
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Sudan Archives
Tamino
Terry Riley
The Claudia Quintet
The Haden Triplets
The Necks
Theremin Noir (Rob Schwimmer, Uri Caine, Mark Feldman)
Thunder Music Ensemble
Thundercat
Tindersticks
Xylouris White

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