I guess I haven’t really posted about the Pitchfork Music Festival this year, and since they just announced a bunch of additions to the lineup, I figured now was as good a time as any. Check out the new lineup below:
Friday, July 17 – “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request”
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
Saturday, July 18
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Matt and Kim*
The Duchess and The Duke*
Sunday, July 19
The Flaming Lips
The Very Best*
* Just added
Press release after the jump.
About the Pitchfork Music Festival:
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Pitchfork Music Festival — and the fifth time Pitchfork has presented a music festival in Union Park. The three-day event will once again showcase a wide range of global artists on three stages, with a focus on forward thinking programming at a reasonable price. Beginning with the music and continuing through all facets of its production, the Pitchfork Music Festival is dedicated to providing both attendees and musicians an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable, and fun experience. In years past the Pitchfork Music Festival has proven to be the best event to see indie stars in key, ascendant points in their careers, as well as a wide range of established and widely loved artists that appeal to a diverse audience.
An independently run, consistently sold-out festival, Pitchfork attracts more than 45,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 countries. With over 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the Pitchfork Music Festival offers attendees a wide range of activities on top of its stellar musical program. Additionally, 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 1.9 million unique readers per month and over 20 million page views, Pitchfork has earned one of the internet’s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world’s primary tastemaker.
Tickets for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival are on sale now. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks and further information can be found at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.