Foo Fighters, Lord Huron to Headline Wildlands Festival

Billings Gazette –

The iconic rock band Foo Fighters, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 by no less than Paul McCartney, are headlining the Wildlands Festival in Big Sky on Aug. 4-6.

Foo Fighters play on Sunday, Aug. 6, along with The Breeders — who are led by former member of The Pixies Kim Deal — and Bay Area alt-rock duo Taipei Houston.

Saturday, Aug. 5 promises a more laid back but no less star studded affair, with sets from rising Americana songwriter Regina Ferguson, master lyricist James McMurtry and indie tastemakers Lord Huron.

The festival kicks on on Friday, Aug. 4 with a charity dinner, comedy from Orlando Leyba and Forrest Shaw, and a speaker panel with “A River Runs Through It” star and river aficionado Tom Skerritt. The panel is celebrating the 30th anniversary of that movie, as well as the 50th anniversary of American Rivers, an organization that works to protect American waters and streams.

Nearly 30 years into their career, Foo Fighters are still as big a draw as ever, routinely playing to enormous audiences; 150,000 festival-goers flocked to their set at Glastonbury in 2017. But the Wildlands Festival is a rare chance to see them in an intimate space. The outdoor Big Sky Events Arena in downtown Big Sky holds 5,000 people.