Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Addition of The Flaming Lips To Sunday As A Part Of The Write The Night Series


The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival — to be held in Chicago’s Union Park Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19 — is pleased to announce the addition of The Flaming Lips to this year’s festival! The unparalleled band will join Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, Tortoise and Built to Spill in Pitchfork Music Festival’s new series, “Write the Night: Set Lists By Request.” While the previously announced “Write the Night” participants will be playing on Friday night, The Flaming Lips will close out the festival in grand fashion on Sunday night. When someone buys a ticket they will receive a confirmation email including a link to a web page where they can vote on which of each band’s songs they’d like to hear during their set – and truly be the ones to “Write the Night.” Remember, voting began on March 13th when tickets went on sale and it will end on June 12th.

In additional news, the newly revamped Pitchfork Music Festival website is now up and running. You can view the current lineup, purchase tickets, or even volunteer to work at the festival. Please visit the site at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com/.

To recap the 2009 line-up so far:

Friday – “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request”
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo

The National
Pharoahe Monch
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Flaming Lips – “Write the Night” redux*
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Vivian Girls

* Just Added

About the Pitchfork Music Festival:

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Pitchfork Music Festival – and the fifth time Pitchfork has presented a music festival in Union Park. The three-day event will once again showcase a wide range of global artists on three stages, with a focus on forward thinking programming at a reasonable price. Beginning with the music and continuing through all facets of its production, the Pitchfork Music Festival is dedicated to providing both attendees and musicians an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable, and fun experience. In years past the Pitchfork Music Festival has proven to be the best event to see indie stars in key, ascendant points in their careers, as well as a wide range of established and widely loved artists that appeal to a diverse audience.

An independently run, consistently sold-out festival, Pitchfork attracts more than 45,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 countries. With over 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the Pitchfork Music Festival offers attendees a wide range of activities on top of its stellar musical program. Additionally, 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 1.9 million unique readers per month and over 20 million page views, Pitchfork has earned one of the internet’s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world’s primary tastemaker.

Tickets for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival are on sale now. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

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