Tim Hecker & Colin Stetson at Big Ears in March





This isn't your regular music festival. Nor is it one you'd expect to find in Knoxville, Tennessee. But then again, the music industry isn't doing anything by the books anymore.

Tim and Colin have shared bills a few memorable times in the past – namely at the Montreal launch of Tim's second-last album, Ravedeath 1972 and most recently at POP Montreal, both time for sold-out and nearly incredulous crowds. But throw in John Cale, Steve Reich, Jonny Greenwood, and you've got a reason for the entire Envision office to call an emergency road trip. The Big Ears people call it "another weekend of visionary music, exploratory art, and southern hospitality".

Check out the official line-up on the Big Ears site!