Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, Women & More to Perform at 2009 Festival!


With exactly three months to go between now and the festivities, the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival — to be held in Chicago’s Union Park Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 — is pleased to be announcing even more stellar acts performing at this year’s event. Saturday will see performances by Yeasayer, Plants and Animals, and Disappears, and on Sunday, the festival will be adding Blitzen Trapper, Mew, Japandroids, and Women to the increasingly irresistible lineup.

Remember, ticket buyers can go online and “Write the Night” by voting for the set list of their dreams for the bands performing on Friday night. The ballot boxes are open until June 12. Those who have already purchased a ticket but have yet to vote should be sure to check their purchase confirmation email for a link to the polls.  Those who have not purchased tickets yet should visit the official festival website — http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

Lineup after the jump…

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
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up
Plants and Animals*
Matt and Kim
Charles Hamilton
The Duchess and The Duke

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Pharoahe Monch
Blitzen Trapper*
Black Lips
The Very Best
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 and further information can be found at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

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