From www.pitchforkmedia.com:

Pitchfork is pleased to announce... THE FINAL LINEUP OF THE 2007 PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL, popping off at Chicago's Union Park July 13-15.

We've already announced Sonic Youth rocking the entirety of Daydream Nation, GZA (Genius from Wu-Tang Clan) performing Liquid Swords, and Slint doing Spiderland. You also heard about Yoko Ono, De La Soul, Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, the New Pornographers, Clipse, Iron & Wine, Of Montreal, Stephen Malkmus, Battles, Jamie Lidell, the Sea and Cake, Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, Deerhunter, Klaxons, and all the rest.

Now we have the final additions. And they are...

Reigning metal majordomos Mastodon! Glossed-out electro-pop giants Junior Boys! Deft indie janglers Voxtrot! Techno maestro the Field! Laser-tongued MC Cadence Weapon (aka ex-Pitchfork scribe Rollie Pemberton, full disclosure fans)! Swamp-psych duo Brightblack Morning Light! Jazz envelope-pushers William Parker Quartet! And rising Chicago rap duo the Cool Kids!

And so, here it is, the final lineup, in its entirety... the 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival!

Friday, July 13:
Sonic Youth perform Daydream Nation
GZA/Genius performs Liquid Swords
Slint perform Spiderland

Saturday, July 14:
Yoko Ono
Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
Iron and Wine
Grizzly Bear
The Twilight Sad
Girl Talk
Dan Deacon
Oxford Collapse
Professor Murder
Fujiya & Miyagi
Beach House
William Parker Quartet
Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound

Sunday, July 15:
De La Soul
The New Pornographers
Of Montreal
Stephen Malkmus
Jamie Lidell
The Sea and Cake
Junior Boys
The Ponys
The Field
Cadence Weapon
The Cool Kids
Craig Taborn's Junk Magic
Brightblack Morning Light
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra

Tickets are still on sale at Ticketweb-- but act fast, as individual Friday night passes (a paltry $15) are nearly sold out! Once those are gone, you're left with three-day passes at $50, individual passes for Saturday and Sunday at $25, or the Saturday/Sunday pass, which will run you $35. Still an unbeatable deal, if you don't mind our saying so.


[Published on: 5/28/07]

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beatleboy000 star Tue 5/29/2007 01:02PM
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sunnbear Tue 5/29/2007 01:28PM
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Bring the earplugs!!!

HOPEFULPHAN star Tue 5/29/2007 01:28PM
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yoko is still alive?

All Loving Liberal White Guy Tue 5/29/2007 01:46PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

HA, as if a bunch of jaded suburban raised P-Fork reading hipsters are going to be able to relate to Clipse's rhymes about cooking and slinging crack rock.

Although credit must be given to where it's due. Props to the cheap ticket price and getting Sonic Youth to play Daydream Nation all the way through and GZA doing Liquid Swords. Good lineup too, although I gotta wonder what's with Yoko being there. She tore apart the Beatles! They should knock her off the bill and get Kris Kross to reunite and play "Totally Krossed Out" all the way through. I'd so be there and sporting my pants on backwards.

Kindskatz Tue 5/29/2007 02:00PM
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GZA performs Liquid Swords?!!!!!

Holy shit that's amazing. I wish I could afford to fly in and out for one day of music.....

zappaphile starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/29/2007 04:40PM
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i wish more than anything i could afford this. hearing all of daydream nation and liquid swords live would probably be the best friday in the history of my life.

dinnerwithyoda starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/30/2007 06:58AM
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O1Roggae Wed 5/30/2007 07:28AM
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the only reason that i would go is becasue of de la and gza other than that the lineup isnt that appealing to me

headiespreadie Wed 5/30/2007 09:19AM
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Chi town native --- SUPER WEAK line-up. And Crusty Dumpling - get a f'n clue. Have you ever even been to chicago, especially in the neighborhood where this particular event is being held??? Crack rocks and hip hop is prevelant. Try to have a clue before you say somrthing ridiculously stupid. I dont even know you, but just lost all respect for you. idiot...

hnkscrpio starstarstarstar Wed 5/30/2007 10:11AM
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I'm from Chicago and I have been to this festival before. The Union Park area has been cutting down on crime for the past ten years. All the place to stay in that area are pretty pricey nowadays. If you go further west from the park about five blocks and walk down an alley you might find some crack. But all in all Union Park is not that bad.

So all in all along with the "SUPER WEAK line-up" comment (c'mon only $50 for three days), I'm pretty sure a lot of people will have to agree with me in saying that is Szubor that needs to get a fucking clue.

BrianG Wed 5/30/2007 12:09PM
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Pitchform music fest.. will everyone be complaining the whole time about who is there listening to what and also complaining about what they're listening to. sounds like a judgmentally fun time.

Cleofus Thu 5/31/2007 07:28AM
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interesting indie lineup and Daydream Nation & Liquid Swords live. At least it not the same ole festival lineup.

theivywall starstarstarstar Thu 5/31/2007 08:23AM
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Yeah I think you can't hold the artsy-fartsy pretentiousness of some fans of indie and emo-ish music against indie and yes, even some emo, bands that I think are pretty solid. Iron and Wine (Sam Beam) is an amazing somgwriter, I love the dude's voice, and he always sings from the heart without being self-absorbed. of Montreal's last album was kind of flaky and sounded too influenced by e and blow binges, but they generally put together some amazing tunes, and I definately dig cat power too. Grizzly Bear is a tight band I've heard recently...I'd usually never miss a chance to see Stephen Malkmus. If Panic wasn't turning the CHicago Theater into a structure fire halfway across town, I'd definately considering checking this little fest out. A lotta good music. It's funny to me that Mastadon's on this lineup with all the mellow indie music.

mcarroll Thu 5/31/2007 01:00PM
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Some people commenting here seem to think you have to read Pitchfork to go to this festival. Sonic Youth, GZA, Clipse, Catpower, Mastadon, Iron & Wine, De La Soul, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, Grizzly Bear...I am not particularly a fan of the Pitchfork site, but I'd go to this fest if I lived there, especially for the price. And by the way, why write comments about how judgemental the people there will be, yourself prejudging the people that will be at this thing? It doesn't make sense.

mackaka starstarstar Thu 5/31/2007 01:35PM
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This lineup looks pretty solid; a little too "indie" or whatever for my tastes but for those ticket prices, how can you complain? However, theivywall is completely right. How can you POSSIBLY go to this over WSP at the Chicago Theater? (well, Panic is sold out but that shouldn't stop you). At the very least, go to this fest Fri/Sat and go to Panic on Sunday.

Look forward to seeing everybody at the theater on the 15th, I can't fuckin wait!

cavemandan Sat 6/2/2007 11:03AM
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the winner of worst festy of summer award!

ojonegro Fri 7/13/2007 08:23PM
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I just left Pitchfork's opening night - I was so pumped to see GZA and pretty psyched to see Sonic Youth and guess what... IT WAS THE WORST AUDIO I'VE EVER HEARD AT A CONCERT. Imagine standing 200 feet from the main stage and the audio sounding like an old AM radio. NO BASS whatsoever and the crowd was chanting "TURN IT UP" and "LOUDER." Apparently they didn't hear anybody or forgot to do a sound check. Hopefully they fix it for tomorrow and Sunday, but it makes me happy I only bought a one day ticket.