PitchFork Music Festival Announces Lineup, 3-Day Passes Sold Out

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

In less than five days after they made the initial announcement of the headliner and partial lineup including the reunited Pavement, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, and Raekwon, the three-day passes for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival sold out.

I guess Pitchfork fans were mighty hungry this year because according to the press release the same number of discounted three-day passes sold out last year in two months.

I can understand the motivation and quick response of fans to scoop of tickets.

When I heard that LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent and Raekwon were billed my hunger to head to Union Park this summer started to grow, too.

But the sell-out was only for the three day passes and the individual one-day passes are still available. Pitchfork says they’re offering no two-day passes this year to give fans more flexibility to choose the days they want to go.

Initially, it seems like a smart move by Pitchfork to forgo the two day option as I remember many fans commenting about wanting more flexibility. And the move might not only give fans more options but increase ticket sales, too.

But we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out to determine if it was a smart decision that pays off for fans and Pitchfork.

Here’s some additional info and the Pitchfork Festival 2010 line up thus far.

  • July 16 – 18 at Union Park in Chicago.
  • Single-day tickets can be purchased for $40 here.
  • Union Park will open at 3 p.m. on Friday and feature more music for festival-goers to enjoy than in year’s past.

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup:


Modest Mouse


LCD Soundsystem




St. Vincent

Lightning Bolt

Cass McCombs

Here We Go Magic

Sleigh Bells

This “so far” lineup has got me pretty pumped as I’m excited to see all the headliners. LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver has returned to my daily rotation lately as it was one of my favorites in 2007. I’m looking forward to their next release due this later year and I was perked by the comments of lead singer James Murphy saying that he plans “to fall over and hurt himself at some point on this tour.”

I’ve also been absorbing and loving St. Vincent’s Actor (2009) and Raekwon’s Only Built for Cuban Linx II (2009) as I build up expectations for their live show.

Pitchfork 2009 was filled with many adventures and I’m expecting the same this year.

How about you?

What acts are you looking forward to?

Did you grab the 3-day passes already? Do you like Pitchfork’s move to only offer one or two-day passes?

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