Things I learned today:
1) Do not accidentally click on Pitchfork.co instead of Pitchfork.com. ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE AT WORK.
2) Paris just got a little bit more awesome.
3) Pitchfork just got a little bit more awesome.
And it’s all because Pitchfork announced on Friday their PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PARIS!!!!
After six magical years in Chicago, the Pitchfork Music Festival is ready to conquer Europe. Chicago will still remain the proud base of the US festival, but come autumn our European friends will be able to experience the joy, the fun, the Twitter frenzy that is the Pitchfork Music Festival. Now, those of you in the know (or like, in Spain or the UK) may already be aware of the venerable music blog’s concert collabos with Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival and England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties. But this new festival is a whole new ballgame.
Pitchfork has teamed up with French agency SUPER! to make sure the festival is 100% fantastique. Pitchfork Paris will go down at La Grande Halle de la Villette, a fancy schmancy venue in the city’s largest cultural park. Over October 28-29, La Grande Halle will play host to over 20 bands and DJs, including the appropriately Frenchish-monikered Bon Iver, who will curate a stage on October 29.
The full lineup will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but so far Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Wild Beasts, Kathleen Edwards, and Pantha du Prince have been confirmed, in addition to Bon Iver.
10.28-29.11 - Paris, France - La Grande Halle de la Villette