Posted in music | tour dates on March 5, 2010

Pitchfork Fest

The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. It runs from Friday July 16th - Sunday July 18th. Three-day passes are now sold out, but you can still get single-day passes on Ticketweb.

The Updated Lineup is below:

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Friday
Modest Mouse
Broken Social Scene
El-P

Saturday
LCD Soundsystem
Panda Bear
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Raekwon
Titus Andronicus
Bear in Heaven
Freddie Gibbs
The Smith Westerns
Dâm-Funk

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

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Comments (44)

Worst lineup ever for the fest.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:27 AM

Pitchfork can suck a dick

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:34 AM

wow,, pretty bad

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:37 AM

hm, I think last year was worse

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:38 AM

Looks good to me and for the money it is still the best deal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:40 AM

@11:40

absolutely

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:44 AM

i think this site has the highest density of curmudgeons of any blog/message board i've ever seen

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:54 AM

panda bear+dam funk and you guys are complaining? of course.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:55 AM

you can call Pitchfork whatever you like, but this lineup is pretty good
Saturday is definitely the most solid

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 11:58 AM

y'all some serious hating motherfuckers.

pavement
lcd soundsystem
bss
panda bear
raekwon
modest mouse

for $90. yeah, that sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:01 PM

2010 Festivals

Coachella > Sasquatch > Pitchfork > Bonnaroo > Lollapalooza

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:03 PM

How can Lollapalooza be ranked when the lineup hasn't even been announced? Stupid head.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:06 PM

When i read comments bashing lineups, i always wonder what would the ideal lineup for that person would be . NOTHING! Cause unless every single act on the bill is one of your favs , youll just talk shit and go on about how the festival is getting worse as the years go by or how the organizer blows.....why dont you just stop going to festis all together since nothing is really ever up to par...

for me as long as theres a few acts that i really want to see, and the atmosphere is promising..then i am there..and im not bitching

Posted by conor | March 5, 2010 12:10 PM

festivals suck. music outdoors suck (unless on your front porch). go suck it pitchfart

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

With mustard?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:17 PM

Stupid hipster not knowing anything....based on the headliners alone, Lolla will be ranked last: Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire, and the Strokes

You think that's a good line-up.....go to Chi-town for that garbage!

Posted by Anon 12:06 | March 5, 2010 12:21 PM

I definitely appreciate Pitchfork's effort and have attended their fest in the past but I think the best use of the festival is when the organizers use the pooled funds to fly in bands to play one-off sets (i.e. - Panda Bear this year; I am assuming he's not doing a full US or even Midwest tour).

The majority of these other bands are on tour or will be on tour later in the year. How about doing something special??? Fly in House of Love, Sleep, or some other band that never plays here. Robert Pollard doesn't play much anymore, his newest record is great, and he's a six hour drive away. Or maybe get Jarvis Cocker to play again, he never toured out here for his second solo LP.

As a Chicagoan, I will be skipping this, hoping for a Panda Bear aftershow at the Metro or Logan Square Auditorium, and waiting to see Pavement and LCD Soundsystem later in the fall. There is no way 3-day passes would have sold out this quickly if Pavement wasn't on this.

Lollapalooza looks even more atrocious this year. Though I wouldn't mind seeing Soundgarden and Aracde Fire, I will, again, wait until they come back later. Again, why not get something more special? Gorillaz? Is the Blur reunion over? Oh well.

Posted by had higher expectations... | March 5, 2010 12:41 PM

Lolla and Coachella can suck a dick for staggered stage crowd control performances (Lolla will probably have the Strokes play at the same time as Arcade Fire just like Coachella did with Radiohead and the Pixies) and the enormous crowds which make it hard to see anything and experience it comfortably. When I go to a show I want to actually see and hear most of it. P4K provides an awesome festival lineup in a not too huge environment at an affordable price. my guess is the people griping are ones who work for other festivals. if this year's lineup sucks so bad why did 3 passes sell out within weeks of announcement where as previous years took months? i think their lineups are always solid and have something for everybody. I would've paid $90 to see LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Pavement and Broken Social Scene alone.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:42 PM

commenters on BV=the computer from "I have no mouth and I must scream".

Posted by unclaimed smegma | March 5, 2010 12:47 PM

The onion to cilantro ratio is key.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:48 PM

as is not going overboard with the paprika.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:02 PM

Using paprika in that application is totally uncalled for, but definitely a great spice.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:08 PM

I agree that people on here just complain to complain. Why is it "Bad"? Great bands for 90 bucks? How many of you people here freaked out when Pavement announced playing in Central Park?

Come on? Pitchfork is offering great bands for 90 dollars, it does not get better than that. Why is that something to complain about?

Everything has become so corporate and so large plus so expensive. This festival is the opposite. Plus they never oversell the festival so it does not feel crowded. I love this festival and I look forward to going again.

Posted by GardenGrassCrap | March 5, 2010 1:14 PM

Does anyone have the food vendors lineup for this year? Checked the site and nothing. Hopefully it's solid this year!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:18 PM

i heard Harold's Chicken is headlining.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:23 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:23 PM

Harold's Chicken (featuring ex-The Fried Chicken King).

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

Tickets sold out so fast because Pitchfork paid a lot of money for artists like Pavement, LCD, and Modest Mouse....

They definitely sold less 3 day passes this year and are just trying to milk all the money from single day passes....

I bet out of 50,000 tickets sold for each day, only about 5,000 were held for 3 day passes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:36 PM

3 day passes sold out so fast because...

Army's & Lou's
Captain Hard Times
Giordano's
Billy Goats
Harry Caray's

and stated above Harolds Chicken!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 1:47 PM

shut up

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

festivals blow in general.

Posted by yoboy | March 5, 2010 2:25 PM

don't buy a ticket, just hang outside the fence. it is a small park, you can see and hear everything.

Posted by blow me^^^^ | March 5, 2010 2:28 PM

If this was free you'd still complain...so STFU already!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 2:48 PM

Pitchfork is just pissed that Cap'n Jazz is not playing their fest - I think they are playing the Empty Bottle on one of the same nights of the Pitchfork Fest

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 3:08 PM

Modest Mouse, BSS, LCD, Panda Bear, Titus, Pavement, Girls, Lightning Bolt, Here We Go Magic....with more acts to come...yeah, i'm still pretty sure this doesn't suck.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 6:02 PM

I honestly don't know how you can say this sucks...for 90$ in a much smaller setting that many of the other major fests? I actually think this year will sell out before the entire lineup is announced.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 6:41 PM

I have tons of friends coming from all over the US so I'm going in spite of the lineup...it'll be fun. Unfortunately I was hoping my money would buy me at least a few good bands. Besides Lightning Bolt this lineup is pretty horrendous. Swans are making a new LP...why not them? Beach House maybe? EYEHATEGOD is touring this summer...they'd be great. Right before Pavement to bum out the aging hipsters. Band Of Horses? Jawbox did that Jimmy Fallon gig...so why not pay 'em for a one-off? Shrinebuilder? Lots of great bands COULD be on this list, but none are. Blah.

Posted by Hank | March 5, 2010 6:44 PM

yeah, and andrethedylan is opening the show.

yikes pitchfork!!! yikes!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 7:46 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 8:39 PM

you people act like you'll be satisfied with nothing short of ryan schreiber digging up ian curtis' corpse and reanimating it on stage

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 10:19 PM

all other festivals = $200+

p4k = $90 or less

you would pay that much to see modest mouse and pavement alone. booked.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2010 2:34 AM

Really excited to see Jon Spencer in the lineup- the guy's basically a legend. If you haven't heard Jon Spencer Blues Explosion you should really check it out- their first greatest hits album comes out this Tuesday. More info here: http://www.thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/

Posted by MattKlomp | March 29, 2010 1:06 AM

Guggenheim billed it as a performance piece and it was just an installation. Resultingly, the crowd simply waited for the "show" to start, limiting anyone's ability to freely explore the space (the ground floor was packed with indian-style seaters, and the balconies were lined with people holding onto their spots like grim death.

Posted by منتديات | January 9, 2011 1:31 PM

Hey ya'll we lost another one.......but I'm glad to have grown up with gangstarr as representatives of this music that has an incredible history.....hip hop is a book that wrote itself and GURU was definetly one of its main characters.....we are all getting older.....and GURU is one of the MCs that added a soundtrack to our lives in the 80's and 90's.......the NAMES,PLACES and FACES come to mind when I hear a GANGSTARR track.........I thank GOD that he allowed GURU to shine in his short time...........REST IN EVERLASTING PEACE GURU

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