Bon Iver and Lissie Headline Line 3 Protest Concert in Duluth

Honor the Earth, one particular of the Indigenous-led groups driving the ongoing opposition against Line 3, will existing a excellent unfold of musicians to perform at a H2o is Life concert this August. Co-started by activist and former Inexperienced Bash vice presidential prospect Winona LaDuke and the Indigo Girls, Honor the Earth raises recognition of Indigenous environmental troubles by artwork, audio, and media.

Midwest legend Bon Iver will headline the celebration on Aug. 18, with vocal support from Grammy-nominated Mumu Fresh. Justin Vernon and his Bon Iver live band have no other U.S. tour dates introduced as of now, which ought to draw lovers around and considerably to Duluth’s Bayfront Park.

Nearby musicians compose most of the concert’s lineup, together with singer-songwriter Charlie Parr, Low’s Alan Sparhawk, Ojibwe Nation healer and singer Dorene Day (Waubanewquay), Duluth’s Superior Siren, Annie Humphrey of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the Pines’ David Huckfelt. Other performers coming from all-around the state contain Lissie, Corey Medina, Quiltman, Larry Prolonged, and many others to be introduced.

Honor the Earth has hosted anti-oil live shows in the earlier 10 years, together with Love H2o Not Oil in 2014, the year that the new Line 3 route was initial proposed in Minnesota as a alternative for the current Line 3. Proceeds from the competition will go toward the organization’s battle against the Line 3 pipeline construction.

This summer’s live performance has an additional feeling of urgency to it with pipeline construction believed to be 70% full. If accomplished, Line 3 will have 790,000 barrels of tar sands oil each individual working day from Canada by treaty territories and throughout 200 water bodies. 

Individuals opposing the pipeline, recognized as water protectors, place out that pipelines frequently spill, posing pitfalls to ecosystems, waterways and sacred wild rice beds. Enbridge, the Canadian oil organization driving Line 3, has a especially very poor document, liable for the greatest inland oil spill in the U.S., which took put in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1991.

H2o is Lifetime will be hosted by LaDuke, who was not long ago unveiled from jail after a trespassing arrest when praying with six many others on an easement at Shell River, which the pipeline route crosses 5 instances.

“H2o is life. We are the folks who live by the water. Pray by these waters. Travel by the waters. Take in and drink from these waters,” LaDuke mentioned in a press launch. “We are linked to those who live in the water. To poison the waters with Line 3 is to display disrespect for creation. To honor and protect the waters is our duty as folks of the land.”

The live performance gates open at noon. Tickets are $65 and can be ordered here.