The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will take place on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17! The three-day music festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park to celebrate cutting-edge music from around the world on three stages, giving festival-goers one of the most inviting, reasonably priced, and unexpected weekends of music under the sun.
The Pitchfork Music Festival has brought the likes of Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Bon Iver, Animal Collective, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Beach House, Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, St. Vincent, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus,and more, just as those bands were beginning to tickle the consciousness of the nation. The mix of many of these flourishing performers with internationally renowned and beloved acts such as Pavement, The Flaming Lips, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, The Jesus Lizard, Yoko Ono, Os Mutantes, and Built To Spill, just to name a few, make the Pitchfork Music Festival one of the most well-curated and focused festivals in the country.
An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.
Tickets for the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 4, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP! Tickets will be available on the festival website, http://www.
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