Courtney Barnett has announced a touring festival called Here And There. The event is a one-day, one-stage festival held at 15 different locations.
The run kicks off in August, stopping at cities across the United States before concluding in September.
Barnett spoke at length about the decision to create the Here And There festival in a press release.
When I was a kid, I would make mixtapes and dream up my own festivals. I’d even design the T-shirts and pair up musicians for iconic collaborations. I’d listen to the mixtape and pretend it was the live recording of a concert, all my favorite artists onstage together. Ten years ago, I wrote this lyric: “I got lost somewhere between here and there/I’m not sure what the town was called.” Whether that was meant to be interpreted as a geographical, emotional or philosophical journey, I thought it was the perfect title for my roaming festival.
This concept was something that remained floating in the back of my mind when I started playing music. Here And There feels like a natural culmination of energy after years of touring, and 10 years of working on my label Milk! Records. It’s something I’ve been forever daydreaming about, and part of an always evolving project to share spaces and build new platforms for art and artists that I believe in.
It’s always been important to me to share the stage with people that I admire and artists that inspire me, which is why I’m so excited and grateful to announce this amazing lineup.
Presale begins March 29 at 10 a.m. local time here. The first 100 people in each market to register will receive an exclusive, unique flexi disc. In addition, American Express card members in select markets can also purchase tickets before the general public starting on March 30 at 10 p.m. local time.