Posted in music | tour dates on February 28, 2012


Pitchfork have just announced the initial details of their 2012 festival, taking place July 13-15 in Chicago's Union Park.

The fest's initial lineup includes: Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, the Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal (who we recently hosted at Cole's Bar). Over 30+ more acts TBA.

Tickets go on sale NEXT Friday (March 9), at noon CST.
$45 per/day or $110 for a 3-day pass.

Stay tuned for any/all lineup additions.

Feist played the Riv in November.
Grimes plays the bottle on March 14.
Cloud Nothings play Schubas on April 6.
GY! BE-related project Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra played Lincoln Hall in January.



  • Anonymous

    Calm down, people, 40 more acts will be announced. "What is Pitchfork thinking?"--they're thinking like any sensible promoter would who plans to roll out a line-up in stages: the best and most exciting announcements will come last. Jesus Christ.

  • Hubert Snodgrass

    More like Poopfork!

  • Anonymous

    Pitchfork is for bros, clueless hipsters, and NPR yuppies.

  • Anonymous

    This line-up is boring - every single one of these bands has played in Chicago in recent memory. What's special about that?

    With all the great stuff (Pulp, JAMC, etc) coming to TX, Coachella, the East Coast, Europe, what is Pitchfork thinking?

  • Mike

    Wow. This makes the Metallica Orion fest look relevant in comparison.

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