This morning, Pitchfork announced the first round of bands for this year’s Pitchfork Festival, and god damn, are there a lot of good names on this year’s roster. Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, the Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal have all been announced as part of this first wave of confirmed performers, with promises of more than 30 more acts to be announced. I wonder how people will respond if they have to choose between Feist and AraabMUZIK.
The fest goes down on July 13-15, and tickets go on sale on March 9. Three day passes are $110 each. See more details at Pitchfork.