Bon Iver star Justin Vernon is preparing to launch his own music festival in his Wisconsin hometown next summer (15).

The singer has teamed up with producers behind the annual Boston Calling music bash in Massachusetts to create the Eaux Claire Music and Arts Festival.

The event will take place on 17 and 18 July (15) in what promoters are describing as a "vast, remote, wooded setting" just outside the city of Eau Claire.

The line-up for the inaugural festival, which will feature three stages, has yet to be unveiled, but organisers are expecting up to 25,000 revellers per day.