PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
YEASAYER, BLITZEN TRAPPER AND MORE TO PERFORM AT 2009 FESTIVAL
With exactly three months to go between now and the festivities, the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival - to be held in Chicago's Union Park Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 - is pleased to be announcing even more stellar acts performing at this year's event. Saturday will see performances by Yeasayer, Plants and Animals, and Disappears, and on Sunday, the festival will be adding Blitzen Trapper, Mew, Japandroids, and Women to the increasingly irresistible lineup.
Remember, ticket buyers can go online and "Write the Night" by voting for the set list of their dreams for the bands performing on Friday night. The ballot boxes are open until June 12. Those who have already purchased a ticket but have yet to vote should be sure to check their purchase confirmation email for a link to the polls. Those who have not purchased tickets yet should visit the official festival website - www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.
To recap the 2009 lineup so far:
Friday - "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request":
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Plants and Animals*
Matt and Kim
The Duchess and The Duke
The Flaming Lips
The Very Best
* Just added
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Pitchfork Music Festival - and the fifth time Pitchfork has presented a music festival in Union Park. The three-day event will once again showcase a wide range of global artists on three stages, with a focus on forward thinking programming at a reasonable price. Beginning with the music and continuing through all facets of its production, the Pitchfork Music Festival is dedicated to providing both attendees and musicians an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable, and fun experience. In years past the Pitchfork Music Festival has proven to be the best event to see indie stars in key, ascendant points in their careers, as well as a wide range of established and widely loved artists that appeal to a diverse audience.
An independently run, consistently sold-out festival, Pitchfork attracts more than 45,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 countries. With over 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the Pitchfork Music Festival offers attendees a wide range of activities on top of its stellar musical program. Additionally, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.