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Pitchfork Music Festival Tue Feb 28 2012

Pitchfork 2012 Initial Lineup Announced

Our friends over at WXRT tipped us off that today is the announcement of the first round of bands that will grace Union Park this summer during the Pitchfork Music Festival. The following acts will entertain the masses July 13-15:

- Vampire Weekend
- Feist
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
- Hot Chip
- AraabMUZIK
- A$AP Rocky
- The Field
- Liturgy
- Kendrick Lamar
- Grimes
- Cloud Nothings
- Tim Hecker
- Willis Earl Beal

The lineup already has a solid foundation of impressive hip-hop acts to start, with A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK and Kendrick Lamar. I'm hoping that Hot Chip will hopefully bring back the dance party atmosphere that LCD Soundsystem gave us two years ago. And the addition of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Liturgy will add a great heavier edge to a dreary hot afternoon. Metal and sunshine is such a beautiful thing.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9 at noon CST, with weekend passes setting you back $110 and single-day tickets costing $45, the same price as last year. Remember, last year the three-day passes sold out pretty quickly, so grab a ticket while you can. Tickets will be available through the festival website.

An email from Pitchfork Music Festival has just broken down the bands announced earlier by the day they are performing. Also, over 30 acts are still to be announced.

A$AP Rocky
Tim Hecker
Willis Earl Beal

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hot Chip
Cloud Nothings

Vampire Weekend
Kendrick Lamar
The Field

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