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Fri, 27 Feb 2009
PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2009 DATES -- JULY 17 - 19 AT CHICAGO'S UNION PARK
The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held in Chicago's Union Park Friday, July 17-Sunday, July
19. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the 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 on the
rise. Over its five-year festival history, Pitchfork has invited artists such as Vampire Weekend,
Band of Horses, the Decemberists, the Hold Steady, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Animal Collective, Andrew
Bird, Girl Talk, the National, Grizzly Bear, Diplo, and Cut Copy to perform at key, ascendant points
in their careers. The festival has also presented a wide range of established and widely loved
artists that appeal to a diverse audience, such as Yoko Ono, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, De La Soul,
Spoon, Dinosaur Jr., Clipse, Mastodon, Ghostface and Raekwon, Cat Power, Iron & Wine, the Silver
Jews, Jarvis Cocker, Os Mutantes, Klaxons, and Slint.
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.
Pitchfork Media is the premier destination for music criticism, news, features, and audio/video
content. With more than 1.9 million unique readers per month and over 20 million page views,
Pitchfork has earned one of the internet?s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world?s
Tickets for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 13. Stay tuned for band
announcements and additional information.
"Even as it has become the country's most significant annual showcase for the rock underground, the
festival has continued to be a celebration of everything that makes the Chicago music scene great? " -
Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times