Whereas the 2002 Winter Olympics featured performances by Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, Sting, and R. Kelly, next year’s events in Vancouver, B.C. will showcase a much less mainstream lineup (save for Wilco perhaps).
Consequence of Sound reports that performers throughout the February 12-28 run include Broken Social Scene, K’Naan, Stars, Joel Plaskett, Steve Earle, Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, Blue Rodeo, Iron & Wine, Corb Lund, Ron Sexsmith, Joan As Policewoman, and Sun Kil Moon.
We’re still awaiting more details on when/where this killer lineup will be performing, but we do have the deets on Wilco’s set: it’s free! On Feb. 13, Tweedy and the boys will perform at Vancouver’s David Lam Park as part of the Winter Olympic Games festivities. I better go look for my passport now.