Justin Vernon wants you to spend January with him in Mexico


Bon Iver rocking the garden at the Walker this year. (Photo by Steven Cohen.)

Why didn't Justin Vernon call his four-night Mexican music getaway the Aguas Claras Festival?

Because that would be a terrible name and that's why nobody lets me organize music festivals. Instead the man who puts the “I” in Bon Iver went with Days Have No Numbers, a phrase from one of his lyrics that also, cleverly enough, suggests the sort of timeless quality you'd hope for from a winter vacation in a warmer clime.

The festival takes place from Jan. 21-25, at the Hard Rock in Riviera Maya, Mexico, near Cancun, and Bon Iver will play three shows. The rest of the lineup includes many of Vernon's regular cronies, including Sylvan Esso, Polica, Francis & the Lights, Hiss Golden Messenger, Melt-Banana, Phil Cook, Spank Rock, Aero Flynn, Dizzy Fae, Velvet Negroni, Amy Warehouse (tsk tsk), and Hrrrbek. And, of course, "special guests" are promised.

The lodgings will a be a tad swanker and pricier than a Wisconsin campsite. Tickets and hotel packages, which go on sale next Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. here, range from $1,500 to $3,500.

So you can enjoy le meilleur iver ever and be back in Minneapolis in time for the Super Bowl, if for some insane reason you want to be in Minneapolis during the Super Bowl.


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