Published Mar 04, 2011From Coachella to Sasquatch! to that Canada Day concert the Hip are holding this year, there's no shortage of big festival shows happening across the continent. With that in mind, the more the merrier – all-day concerts are a blast and a great way to check out multiple bands in one fell swoop. The Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL is another high-profile fest on the horizon.
A press release explains that this year's Pitchfork fest takes place July 15 to 17 at Chicago's Union Park. A partial list of scheduled performers reveals some returning guests, as well as some newcomers to the festival.
First off, eclectic electronic indie gods Animal Collective will headline the Friday gig (July 15), but they will be supported by the likes of R&B-flavoured dubstepper James Blake and indie-hoppers Das Racist, among others. Saturday (July 16) sees the psychedelic, yet bone-crushing, grooves of Kylesa stoking the crowds, while other draws include Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Sub Pop folkies Fleet Foxes. Wrapping things up on the Sunday (July 17) will be Vancouver's recent soft rock convert Destroyer, as well as Deerhunter, TV on the Radio and the Internet's favourite hip-hop weirdoes, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Check out a partial list of performers below.
Single-day tickets are available now for $45 U.S., while three-day passes are going for $110. You had better head on over to Pitchforkmusicfestival.com quickly, though. Last year the three-day passes sold out in five days.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 Lineup so far:
FRIDAY (July 15)
SATURDAY (July 16)
The Dismemberment Plan
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
SUNDAY (July 17)
TV on the Radio