The Tallest Man On Earth, Delorean, Surfer Blood, Washed Out, Best Coast, Sharon Van Etten, jj and Netherfriends also added to bill.
As spring rears its welcome head, we get closer and closer to the Pitchfork Music Festival. With its reasonable ticket prices, comfortable and positive environment in the heart of Chicago, and combination of already internationally acclaimed acts and innovative up-and-comers, the Pitchfork Music Festival, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, is one of the best music festivals around.
This year’s festival, happening Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18 in Chicago’s Union Park, features a huge range of already announced acts including Pavement, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Broken Social Scene, St. Vincent, El-P, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Raekwon, Girls, Titus Andronicus, Bear in Heaven, Sleigh Bells, Freddie Gibbs and many more. We are pleased to announce another exceptional round of acts to the already jaw-dropping line-up, further making this year’s event the best Pitchfork Music Festival yet. New additions to Friday include the classic pop of Sweden’s Robyn and the return of art-rockers Liars, as well as The Tallest Man on Earth and Sharon Van Etten, while Saturday sees the additions of Wolf Parade, Barcelona-based Delorean, and the hazy summer vibes of Real Estate, as well as Free Energy, jj, WHY?, Kurt Vile, and Netherfriends. Sunday will now also feature Big Boi, party-starting dancehall revivalists Major Lazer, and Beach House, Neon Indian, Surfer Blood, Local Natives, Washed Out and Best Coast.
Single-day tickets can be purchased for $40 for all three days of the festival at www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com. As previously reported, three-day passes sold out in record time and are no longer available. This year, Friday will feature more bands for festival-goers to enjoy than in year’s past. Don’t delay on purchasing tickets for all three days, as they are sure to go very quickly.
The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Line-up:
Broken Social Scene
The Tallest Man on Earth **
Sharon Van Etten **
Wolf Parade **
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Real Estate **
Bear In Heaven
Free Energy **
The Smith Westerns
Kurt Vile **
Big Boi **
Major Lazer **
Beach House **
Neon Indian **
Here We Go Magic
Surfer Blood **
Local Natives **
Washed Out **
Best Coast **
** new additions
About the Pitchfork Music Festival:
The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. The three-day event will once again showcase a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival. In previous years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has provided a diverse audience the opportunity to see performances by some of the world’s most innovative and flourishing young acts, often acting as a barometer for what will be popular in the coming years, while also presenting a wide range of internationally renowned and beloved acts.
An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.
Pitchfork Media is the premier destination for music criticism, news, features, and audio/video content. With more than 2 million unique readers per month and over 25 million page views, Pitchfork has earned one of the internet’s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world’s primary tastemaker.