Indie singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has recently announced an exciting new touring festival called Here and There. The festival will feature a rotating lineup curated by Barnett herself that includes some of the most exciting names in the alternative music scene like Japanese Breakfast, Sleater-Kinney, Faye Webster, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee, and Lucy Dacus. Barnett will be performing at each of the stops, but the rest of the lineup is unique to each individual show.
“When I was a kid I would make mix-tapes and dream up my own festivals, I’d even design the t-shirts and pair up musicians for iconic collaborations” said Barnett in a statement about the festival. “I’d listen to the mix-tape and pretend it was the live recording of a concert, all my favorite artists on stage together. 10 years ago I wrote this lyric: ‘I got lost somewhere between here and there, I’m not sure what the town was called’. Whether that was meant to be interpreted as a geographical, emotional or philosophical journey, I thought it was the perfect title for my roaming festival.”
The venture will hit 15 North American cities late this summer, starting in Kansas City, MO on August 8 and ending in Denver, CO on September 3. Click here to see the full list of dates, performers for each date, and buy tickets to the festival!