After returning this year following a three-year hiatus, the festival announces a blistering 2015 line-up featuring Max Richter, Grouper, Laurie Anderson, Swans and many others

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Amidst the hectic electronic music schedule that has enveloped the United States over the past year, there have been some absolute gold, independent music gathering that have also produced line-ups worth shelling out dough for.

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The Big Ears Festival revealed their initial 2015 lineup this past Tuesday. The 2015 festival takes place March 27-29 in downtown Knoxville. The festival started in 2009, but stopped after one year due to scheduling conflicts.

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Kronos Quartet will serve as the festival’s artists-in-residence and perform several sets over the course of the weekend, including an on-stage collaboration with Laurie Anderson, Wilco’s Nels Cline, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq.

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You can buy your passes for the festival HERE.