More bands have just been announced for the lineup of the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival, held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 18-20. Added to Friday, when Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow’s Parties present another night of the “Don’t Look Back” series, is Mission of Burma, who will perform their 1983 classic Vs. in its entirety. Additions to Saturday and Sunday include Jarvis Cocker, Jay Reatard, Dinosaur Jr., Ghostface and Raekwon, The Apples in Stereo, and many others. Still more bands have yet to be announced.
Here’s the really exciting news for KEXP listeners: KEXP will be partnering with the Pitchfork Music Festival to broadcast from Chicago! On the days leading up to the festival, KEXP will broadcast from a location within the city and host a series of live in-studios with bands from Chicago and beyond. Then, on the weekend, KEXP will air select live performances from the Pitchfork Music Festival, while John Richards and Cheryl Waters spin live shows from the festival grounds.
Stay tuned to KEXP for more details to follow. Go to Pitchfork Music Festival for more information about the festival, to Pitchfork to learn more about some of the bands performing, or head directly over to TicketWeb and purchase your tickets.
Here’s the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup so far (latest additions starred):
Friday, July 18:
Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow’s Parties present “Don’t Look Back”
Public Enemy performing It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
* Mission of Burma performing Vs. *
Saturday, July 19:
* Jarvis Cocker *
* Jay Reatard *
* King Khan & His Shrines *
* The Ruby Suns *
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw *
* Occidental Brothers Dance Band International *
Sunday, July 20:
* Dinosaur Jr. *
* Ghostface and Raekwon *
* The Apples in Stereo *
* Dirty Projectors *
* Cut Copy *
* Fuck Buttons *
More bands for each day will be announced in April.