Photo by Zoe Prinds
Bon Iver gave the single greatest set at this year’s inaugural Eaux Claires Festival, not least because it was their first show in nearly three years. Beyond the fact that it was a return, however, the performance was equal parts humbling and awe-inspiring for those in attendance, as Justin Vernon had to force back tears as he led his bandmates and friends through material old and new.
The set featured two new songs, giving fans hope that the band would soon be back, despite frontman Justin Vernon’s mixed signals on the subject. Guests rolled in and out throughout, from The Staves to Colin Stetson to the Dessner brothers, Aaron and Bryce. And now, you can relive the whole thing.
Bon Iver Eaux Claires Festival 2015 Setlist:
Heavenly Father (03:20) w/ The Staves
Lump Sum (07:23) w/ yMusic
Blindsided (26:00) w/ Josh Scott
Brackett, WI (32:20) w/ Colin Stetson
Babys (36:25) w/ Aaron and Bryce Dessner
Pert (48:32) w/ The Staves
For Emma (53:33) w/ No BS! Brass Band
The Wolves (Act I and II) (58:10)
New Song #1 (01:04:40) w/ yMusic
New Song #2 (01:08:52) w/ The Staves
Skinny Love (01:14:00)