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Pitchfork Fest

the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago's Union Park on July 16 - 18. We are pleased to announce the first batch of bands slated to perform, as well as proclaim that tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST! This year's festival welcomes the highly anticipated return of legendary band Pavement as they make one of their first appearances since reuniting! Pavement will perform on Sunday night. Friday features indie-rock, chart-topping mainstays Modest Mouse, while Saturday and Sunday sees performances by LCD Soundsystem, Raekwon, Here We Go Magic, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs and Sleigh Bells. Stay tuned, as more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Sleigh Bells will be keeping busy by touring with both Yeasayer and Major Lazer. Pavement's first North American reunion date so far is Coachella. The list of confirmed Pitchfork bands, by date, is below...

Friday
Modest Mouse

Saturday
LCD Soundsystem
Raekwon

Sunday
Pavement
St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Sleigh Bells

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Comments (47)

To all those who comment: We understand that you think it's meh, terrible, etc., etc. Just don't go. Really don't need to hear you bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:35 AM

i don't plan on going.

can i bitch?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:36 AM

I PLAN ON GOING!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:40 AM

hope they add silk flowers

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:40 AM

Thank god for no garbage bands such as Dan Deacon, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Vivian Girls, and etc.....

So far so good Pitchfork!

P.S. Just add Broken Social Scene on Friday or Saturday ;)

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:52 AM

Are the prices going up since Pavement is playing? They gotta feed the kids after all

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:54 AM

This is halfway outrageously great

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:54 AM

LCD Soundsystem!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:03 AM

Pretty amazing so far.

Raekwon gets to gut punch anyone who replies with a 'meh'...Ghostface will most definitely kick you when you're down!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:04 AM

Best festival around. I love it there, been going for years. Can't wait

Posted by GardenGrassCrap | February 5, 2010 11:06 AM

Not too bad so far, could be a lot worse.

Just wish Lighting Bolt was on Saturday instead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:10 AM

Yeah bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:10 AM

ya, Pitchfork gets a lot of crap but they put on awesome festivals at affordable prices

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:12 AM

i'm hoping for Chromeo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:16 AM

Pavement, Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem sold me. this should rule.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:25 AM

you gotta hand it to p4k on this one. pretty impressive headliners.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 12:14 PM

Friday's don't look back day, right? So is Modest Mouse playing Moon & Antarctica or Lonesome Crowded West all the way through?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 12:25 PM

Im hoping MM does the request thing that the LIPS did last year

Posted by GardenGrassCrap | February 5, 2010 12:28 PM

I’m willing to bet that Modest Mouse are going to be playing “The Moon and Antarctica” in its entirety for two reasons: It’s the 10th anniversary of the album and Friday is usually the day P4k reserves for bands playing their most seminal albums.

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | February 5, 2010 12:50 PM

so does this mean LCD Soundsystem probably won't be playing at Lollapalooza?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 12:52 PM

^yes

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 1:12 PM

Pavement really sucks. It's so pathetic they have to reunite because Malkmus can't survive on his own. I feel bad for them.

Posted by Rockafella | February 5, 2010 1:29 PM

hearing modest mouse will be performing the interstate 8 ep in its entirety

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 1:33 PM

Pitchforkfest is always the best festival of the summer. The price is good, they have a strong lineup and it is much smaller then many of the other major fests.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 1:35 PM

I'm sure 1:33 is joking about "interstate 8 ep" but it would be AMAZING if true.

Love the song "Broke." My favorite MM track.

Posted by Dan | February 5, 2010 1:42 PM

Don't they usually announce the gimmick/hook/whatever for Friday night in advance, or at least at the same time as the initial lineup announcement? I'm pretty sure the Don't Look Back and fans choose the setlists nights were known from the outset.

That being said, a Moon/Lonesome performance would be incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 2:00 PM

this has become a very reliable, fun, affordable festival...will be there again

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 2:07 PM

yay! it's almost summer!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:57 PM

@1:42 not joking

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:12 PM

Hopefully Sleigh Bells charge their i-pod before the show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:16 PM

hey 1054, the prices ARE SO expensive this year...what a whole $150 to $200 less than lolla or coachella? this will be like both of those minus 50,000 frat boys. sorry dont wanna pay $300 to watch ants perform on stage from 20 miles away in summer heat

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:23 PM

Pavement is good, but I am blown away by all fawning over Modest Mouse. MM is horrible and not worth walking down the street to see let alone fly to Chicago.

I am going to assume that most posters who drooling over seeing MM at pitchfork fest are doing so between walks around park slope pushing a stroller.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:41 PM

Oh come on, everything before, like, 2004 of Modest Mouse's is fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 5:16 PM

i liked modest mouse until they started doing drum circles

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 5:45 PM

The Pitchfork MEH-stival

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 5:53 PM

if yeasayer plays, there will be two drum circles

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 6:11 PM

+ The Drums

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 8:02 PM

it would be interesting to see if modest mouse chooses to play their older material which probably appeals more to the pitchfork crowd than their current more general crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 9:50 PM

1040: yes!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 10:36 AM

so goddamn excited for this

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 10:46 AM

YO YO CAN THEY PLS ADD CRYSTAL CASTLES TO THE LINEUP...KTHX

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 3:45 PM

Only $40 for a day long event with Pavement, St. Vincent, Magic and a bunch of other good-to-great groups?
Just got my tix.

Posted by drewo | February 7, 2010 11:23 AM

Better than ACL Fest... especially on PRICE!

Weekend Passes:
Bonnaroo $250
Coachella $270
ACL Fest $185
Pitchfork $90
Fun Fun Fun Fest $70

I still don't understand the high priced festivals...paying to go to a crappy field, crummy sound and short sets? Why people?

If you stop paying ridiculous prices, the prices will drop.

Posted by TXn | February 7, 2010 11:54 AM

This will be my fourth consecutive year at the Pitchfork Festival. It's a great festival all around, and as others said, you cannot beat the price. I second the 'Please, add Broken Social Scene!' I kind of think they will...BSS loves playing in Chicago, and they've already played Lollapalooza at least twice. It's time for Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 9:37 AM

Broken Social Scene is clutch for sure. But screw you "anonymous" who thinks animal collective, dan deacon, and vampire weekend are shit. Who are you? I assume you are joking.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 10:07 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:24 PM

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