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Big Ears Festival back after two years

The festival was postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19
Big Ears Festival 2020 was canceled amid growing concerns about coronavirus. / (WVLT)
Big Ears Festival 2020 was canceled amid growing concerns about coronavirus. / (WVLT)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 6:59 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Big Ears Festival will be March 24 - 27, 2022, according to the Bijou Theatre Facebook page.

The three-day festival had been postponed the past two years due to Covid-19.

The Big Ears Festival takes place “throughout downtown Knoxville in more than a dozen venues: historic theaters, intimate clubs, majestic churches, pocket parks, galleries, and repurposed industrial spaces,” according to its website.

Headliners for the festival include John Zorn, Sparks, Meredith Monk, Moses Sumney, Kim Gordon, Animal Collective and Yves Tumor.

Weekend passes are on sale starting Thursday, Sept. 16 at noon.

Big Ears will be full capacity in 2022, according to the website. The festival had planned on a scaled down experience in 2021 after the original date was postponed.

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