PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ADDS BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, PANDA BEAR, EL-P, THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, GIRLS, AND MORE TO 2010 FESTIVAL!

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival is set to go down at Chicago’s Union Park on July 16 – 18. We are delighted to announce the second batch of bands slated to perform! This year’s festival welcomes the return of Canadian super-collective Broken Social Scene, who will be fresh off the release of their newest full-length due out in April, Forgiveness Rock Record. They will be joining Modest Mouse on Friday’s bill, along with indie hip-hop pioneer El-P. Saturday welcomes the sun-drenched sounds of Animal Collective member Panda Bear, the always raucous Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Brooklyn art-rockers Bear in Heaven, noisy New Jersey collective Titus Andronicus, Gary, Indiana’s emcee Freddie Gibbs, space-funk torch-bearer Dâm-Funk, and Chicago glam-rockers The Smith Westerns, while Sunday will sport the talents of San Francisco heart-breakers Girls and local psych outfits Cave and Allá. Stay tuned, as more bands will be added to the already super sweet lineup as the festival date approaches!

Single-day passes are on sale now for all three days at www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com. As previously mentioned, three-day passes sold out in record time, but it’s not too late to get the hottest ticket in Chicago! This year, Friday will feature more music for festival-goers to enjoy than in year’s past. Don’t be left wondering what might have been; purchase single-day passes to all three music-packed days as they’re sure to sell out quickly.

The 2010 Pitchfork Festival Lineup so far:

Friday

Modest Mouse

Broken Social Scene

El-P

Saturday

LCD Soundsystem

Panda Bear

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Raekwon

Titus Andronicus

Bear in Heaven

Freddie Gibbs

The Smith Westerns

Dâm-Funk

Sunday

Pavement

St. Vincent

Lightning Bolt

Girls

Cass McCombs

Here We Go Magic

Sleigh Bells

Cave

Alla

About the Pitchfork Music Festival:

The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. The three-day event will once again showcase a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival. In previous years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has provided a diverse audience the opportunity to see performances by some of the world’s most innovative and flourishing young acts, often acting as a barometer for what will be popular in the coming years, while also presenting a wide range of internationally renowned and beloved acts.

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 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.

Pitchfork Media is the premier destination for music criticism, news, features, and audio/video content. With more than 2 million unique readers per month and over 25 million page views, Pitchfork has earned one of the internet’s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world’s primary tastemaker.

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