Festival in Chicago will feature Pavement, Modest Mouse and is scheduled for July 16 through July 18.
I usually ignore non-local music press releases, but Pitchfork is an exception. This press release landed in my inbox early this morning:
As previously reported, 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.
Tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST at www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com . Single-day tickets can be purchased for $40 and three-day passes for $90. This year, Friday will feature more bands, providing festival-goers with a longer day of music. There will be no two-day passes for sale. Purchase your tickets early, as three-day passes are sure to sell out quickly!
The 2010 Pitchfork Festival Lineup so far:
Here We Go Magic
About the Pitchfork Music Festival:
The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. The three-day event will once again showcase a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival. In previous years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has provided a diverse audience the opportunity to see performances by some of the world’s most innovative and flourishing young acts, often acting as a barometer for what will be popular in the coming years, while also presenting a wide range of internationally renowned and beloved acts.