Eaux Claires Festival is canceled for 2019, back in 2020

The popular event in Wisconsin attracts many music fans from across the border.
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Bad news for fans of the Eaux Claires Festival – it won't be going ahead next year.

The popular festival, founded by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, announced on its website that it will be taking a year off in 2019.

The event was first held in 2015 at Foster Farms, just off of I-94 southwest of Eau Claire, and has been held every year since.

But it'll take a break next year before returning in 2020.

Its statement said that it won't be returning to the festival grounds on Foster Farms in 2020, with Volume One reporting that the plan is to move the festival into downtown Eau Claire.

The next iteration of the Eaux Claires festival would be held across a variety of downtown spaces, including Haymarket Plaza and Phoenix Park.

"After our Senior year, we find ourselves wanting to move out, change things, and take stock of who we’ve become," EXC Founders and Organizers wrote in the statement on the festival website.

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"While it will be hard for us to break the chain of momentum and the positive impact the festival has had on our community, we have fresh, clear ideas of how to make it even better. But we aren’t just changing locations, we’re bolstering our philosophies.

"We want to celebrate EVEN MORE about this REAL TOWN we call home by extolling and imagining things we haven’t seen or experienced to date."

Previous headliners of the festival have included Chance the Rapper, Paul Simon, Wilco, Bon Iver and The National.

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