Sunday, May 03, 2009

Beirut, DOOM, Frightened Rabbit Added to Pitchfork Music Festival

(swiped from Pitchfork Media)

Also added: Lindstrøm, DJ/Rupture, Ponytail, the Mae Shi, Dianogah

Just when you thought the lineup for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival couldn't get any better... it just did! We're proud to announce the addition of a whole bunch of excellent artists to the fest, which goes down July 17-19 in Chicago's Union Park. And they are: Globetrotting wunderkind Beirut, masked MC DOOM, Scottish heartbreakers Frightened Rabbit, space disco master Lindstrøm, shape-shifting beatsmith DJ/Rupture, Baltimore art-punks Ponytail, spazz-poppers the Mae Shi, and Chicago post-rockers Dianogah.

As you know, previously announced 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival artists include the Flaming Lips, the National, Grizzly Bear, M83, the Walkmen, Yeasayer, Pharoahe Monch, and many more.

Also, on Friday, July 17, we'll launch the "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request" series, in which four bands will all play fan-selected set lists. Here's how it works: You, the audience, vote on which songs all four bands-- Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise-- will play. When you buy your ticket, you'll get a confirmation email. That confirmation email will include a link to a page where you can vote on which songs from each band you want to hear. The bands will tailor their set lists accordingly. (Also worth mentioning: This will be the Jesus Lizard's first American show in a decade.) Voting ends June 12.

Plus: There are still many more bands to come.

Tickets for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival are on sale now.

2009 Pitchfork Music Festival schedule (so far):

Friday, July 17

"Write the Night: Set Lists by Request"

Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo

Saturday, July 18

The National
Beirut *
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up
Plants and Animals
Matt and Kim
Lindstrøm *
Ponytail *

Charles Hamilton
The Duchess and The Duke

Sunday, July 19

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Pharoahe Monch
Blitzen Trapper
Frightened Rabbit *
The Mae Shi *
Black Lips
The Very Best
Vivian Girls

Dianogah *

* Just added