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Knoxville’s Big Ears festival expands into a four day event

Running from 23–26 March, the 2017 edition features Matthew Shipp, Carla Bley, DJ Rupture, Oliver Coates and more

Coming up in March, Knoxville's Big Ears festival will now be running for four days to accommodate its expanded programme of artists, installations and screenings. The line-up includes Gavin Bryars, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Meredith Monk, Carla Bley, Henry Grimes, Henry Treadgill, Musica Elettonica Viva consisting of Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, and Norway's Supersilent with Arve Henriksen, Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken. Also in the line-up is Wilco, Matthew Shipp, Xylouris White (a collaboration between George Xylouris and Dirty Three’s Jim White), Matana Roberts, Tortoise and many more. Films include Meredith Monk's Book Of Days, Janie Geiser’s Double Vision and Roger Beebe performing Films For One To Eight Projectors.

The festival takes place in downtown Knoxville,Tennessee, at various theatres, clubs, churches and other performance spaces. Tickets are on sale now at $50 for a film only pass and $165 for general weekend admissions. There are also VIP tickets available.