2009’s P4K fest – an indie bonanza (The National, The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear and more)!

Pitchfork music festival

Pitchfork music festival

Like every year, since 2006, summers in the windy city of Chicago have grown ever hotter and ever anticipated by the local music enthusiasts. Yes, it’s the Pitchfork Music Festival! For a weekend’s worth of time (17-19 July), Chicago is the indie capital of the world, gathering thousands of people from all across the country in the city’s Union Park, where the hippest, raddest indie acts are set to rock your socks off!

This year, the fine gentlemen from P4K have something new and fun in stored.

A reminder: On Friday, July 17, we’ll launch the “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request” series, in which four bands will all play fan-selected set lists. Here’s how it works: You, the audience, vote on which songs all four bands– Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise– will play. When you buy your ticket, you’ll get a confirmation email. That confirmation email will include a link to a page where you can vote on which songs from each band you want to hear. The bands will tailor their set lists accordingly. (Also worth mentioning: This will be the Jesus Lizard’s first American show in a decade.) Voting ends June 12.

Definitely sounds like a lot of fun, seeing how interactive sets have always been popular. Kudos!

Check out the lineup for each day bellow. More bands could be added in the future, so stay tuned to this article to get updated. Tickets can be bought off from here – one day pass 35$, two days pass 60$, three days pass 75$.

Friday, July 17

“Write the Night: Set Lists by Request”

Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo

Saturday, July 18

The National
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up*
Matt and Kim*
Charles Hamilton*
The Dutchess and the Duke*

Sunday, July 19

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Pharoahe Monch
Black Lips*
The Very Best*
Vivian Girls

* Just added

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