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Pitchfork Music Festival

Full lineup revealed for 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival

Sebadoh, the Hold Steady, Caribou, more round out list of 40 cutting-edge acts

CHICAGO -- The 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival today announced the final additions to its lineup, rounding out the roster of 40 performers from around the globe who will converge before some 60,000 fans in Chicago's Union Park this July 18-20.

** = new announcements

FRIDAY, JULY 18
The Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow's Parties present "Don't Look Back" featuring
PUBLIC ENEMY performing It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
**SEBADOH performing Bubble and Scrape
MISSION OF BURMA performing Vs.

SATURDAY, JULY 19
Animal Collective
Jarvis Cocker
**The Hold Steady
!!!
Vampire Weekend
No Age
Atlas Sound
Dizzee Rascal
Extra Golden
Fleet Foxes
**Elf Power
**Caribou
Ruby Suns
Fuck Buttons
Jay Reatard
**Icy Demons
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
**Boban Markovic Orkestar
**Titus Andronicus

SUNDAY, JULY 20
Spoon
Dinosaur Jr
Spiritualized
M. Ward
Ghostface & Raekwon
Les Savy Fav
The Apples In Stereo
Boris
Cut Copy
Dirty Projectors
**Bon Iver
Dodos
**Times New Viking
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
El Guincho
King Khan
**HEALTH
**High Places
**Mahjongg

Tickets are available now. A limited number of three-day full-festival passes priced at $65 remain but will sell out soon. Two-day passes for Saturday and Sunday are $50. Single-day tickets are $30.

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Comments (23)

three day passes for $65? this is a trillion times better than All Points West.

Posted by butternuts | April 25, 2008 4:19 PM

there's no way that festival could be that cheap if it was in NY

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 4:22 PM

I guess I am going to Chicago. This is the best music festival for its price.

Posted by Eduardo | April 25, 2008 4:24 PM

3 day passes for All Points West are $258.00; that's almost four times as much at the P-Fork festival. Granted, P-fork doesn't have anyone at the level of Radiohead, but that's still a hell of a deal.

Posted by butternuts | April 25, 2008 4:29 PM

wait a minute this is 60 bucks, and ATP is how much?? LOL

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 4:29 PM

jesus "mexican thugs" christ ---this is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 4:38 PM

Bon Iver is the Jack Johnson of Pitchfork Fest

Posted by anonymous2 | April 25, 2008 4:42 PM

if you put the ATP logo on all 3 days and it was curated by a band who hadn't played in 15 years, it would cost $1000

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 4:49 PM

if you multiply 65 by 33 you end up with 2,145

Posted by Regis | April 25, 2008 4:52 PM

mind-blowing. the fabric of the universe is going to tear when this goes down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 4:54 PM

"before some 60,000 fans"

did they up the capacity??? didn't seem like room for more last year. i thought last year it was 9,000 on friday and 17,000 to 20,000 on saturday and sunday.

also hope they figure out the third stage this year. no more dan deacon spilling into traffic BS. make enough room for everyone to see or put really small acts in there

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:08 PM

can't wait for this mediocrity

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:22 PM

This is the best festival period for the cost and lineup. If you take out Radiohead from Lolla, all of the bands that are worth seeing were at Pitchfork last year. NIN and Wilco are the 'mediocre' festival bands of the year. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 7:52 PM

Titus Andronicus....added to pitchfork today and coincidentally get "best new music" today.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 1:53 AM

^^^
what are you trying to say?
they like them so they booked them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 2:38 AM

sounds like another hipster fesitival....

bleech

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 3:44 PM

"what are you trying to say?
they like them so they booked them. "

I second that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 4:02 PM

Awesome lineup, but not if the soundsystem sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 4:53 PM

Awesome lineup, but not if a comet crashes to Earth and causes massive hurricanes and volcanoes in the Chicago area

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2008 6:27 PM

Anyone interested in carpooling from NYC? Roundtrip?

Posted by Eduardo | April 28, 2008 4:07 AM

Titus Andronicus definitly didnt deserve best new music, I dont think Ruby Suns or Fleet Foxes did either...I smell a conspiracy. Theyre all alright but best new music? $65 to see Public Enemy, Animal Collective, No Age, Spoon, Les Savy Fav, HEALTH, Fuck Buttons, Atlas Sound, Cut Copy, El Guincho, Caribou, Jay Reatard, and High Places definitly makes it the best festival this summer by far.

Posted by Dave | May 26, 2008 5:19 PM

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