2009 Pitchfork Festival Acts Announced

 

 

Annual event takes
place in Chicago
July 17-19.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

With the summer festival season already heating up, Chicago’s annual
Pitchfork Music Festival (put on by the good folks at Pitchfork, natch) is
already in the running for one of the must-attends. It takes place at Union Park
on July 17, 18 and 19, and the initial band list was announced yesterday. See
that list, below.

 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 13, and voting
commences that day as well. “Voting?” you say? That’s right: for the Friday
night extravaganza featuring Tortoise, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill and Jesus
Lizard, ticket purchasers will be able to participate in what Pitchfork is
calling “Write the Night, Setlists by Request” – you get to vote on the songs
each band will play in their set.

 

Go HERE for more details.

 

 

 

Here’s the preliminary list of acts, with more to come no
doubt:

 

 

Friday, July 17

Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard

Yo La Tengo
Tortoise

Saturday, July 18

The National
Pharoahe Monch
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Sunday, July 19

Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Vivian Girls

 

 

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