The first names are out for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, which returns to the French capital in the 19th arrondissement, the home of Pitchfork Paris since 2011, this November for its 8th edition.
Last year’s Pitchfork Paris saw the likes of The National, Jungle and Run The Jewels playing, but this year’s edition is promising to not be any less impressive than years past.
Though there are many more artists yet to be announced, the names released so far are already likely to make you open your wallet. Bon Iver, Blood Orange, Mac DeMarco and Fever Ray are the first four artists announced for the three-day bash, which takes place in the huge Grande Halle de La Villette on the weekend of 1st-3rd November.
Also part of the festival week are two nights of “Avant-Garde,” a part of the festival wherein Pitchfork takes over multiple small Paris clubs for special shows. “Pitchfork Avant-Garde 2018” will be taking place October 30 and 31.
Pitchfork Fest in Chicago, in the meantime, will be occurring July 20-22 in Union Park with Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, Lauryn Hill, Courtney Barnett, The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan, Blood Orange, and more.
On revient le 1, 2, 3 novembre à la Grande Halle de la Villette ❤
Rendez-vous pour 3 jours de fête cet automne avec Bon Iver – Fever Ray – Mac DeMarco – Blood Orange & d’autres artistes à venir!
Billets en vente demain à 10h : https://t.co/G3lOY53CFQ #P4Kparis pic.twitter.com/r5xoBlPJVZ
— Pitchfork Paris 2018 (@pitchforkparis) April 4, 2018
UPDATE (4/25): Pitchfork Paris has added a handful of new artists to its 2018 lineup. Now, Chvrches, the Voidz, DJ Koze, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and Dream Wife will take the stage in October. All of the artists have either released an album this year or will be imminently. Chvrches’ third album Love Is Dead is due out in May, The Voidz released Virtue in March, Stephen Malkmus has a new album out in May, as does DJ Koze, and Dream Wife released their self-titled debut this year.
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