Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner announce Eaux Claires Hiver, a winter festival

A preview of things to come.

October 09, 2019

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and Aaron Dessner of The National have announced Eaux Claires Hiver, a festival set to take place later this year between November 21-24. Hiver is being held in Eau Claire, the same WIsconsin city where their annual Eaux Claires festival occurs during the summer, which took a year-long hiatus in 2019.


The festival was announced in a promotional video featuring a flock of birds travelling against a snowy, wooded landscape and the Jon Hopkin’s track “Feel First Life.” Towards the end of the video a soothing voice suggests that Eaux Claires will be returning this upcoming summer — “We know it’s going to be a winter thing. A smaller thing and we’ll start preparing bigger things for the summer to come.”

According to the main venue’s website Hiver will be an immersive weekend of performance and improvisation featuring an eclectic blend of artists including, Ani DiFranco, Pieta Brown, Jon Hopkins, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon, William Brittelle, and others presented via three distinct events.


Tickets will be available for purchase on October 15th through the Pablo Center. Here’s the full line-up list:

JT Bates
William Brittelle
Pieta Brown
S. Carey
Aaron Dessner
Ani DiFranco
Gail Ann Dorsey
Jon Hopkins
Elsa Jensen
La Force
Mike Lewis
Metropolis Ensemble
Ryan Olson
Shahzad Ismaily
Michael Perry
Korde Arrington Tuttle
Justin Vernon
Jeremy Ylvisaker

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner announce Eaux Claires Hiver, a winter festival