Pitchfork Music Festival Paris – preview

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the full line up for this year’s festival, which will run from Oct 31st to Nov 2nd at Le Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris

Final line up:

October 31st
Skepta – Mura Masa – Hamza – Zola – Ateyaba
Celeste – Charlotte Dos Santos – duendita – Ezra Collective – Flohio – Kojaque – Kojey Radical – Master Peace – Retro X – Sean – slowthai – The Comet is Coming – Yussef Dayes

November 1st
Chromatics – Belle & Sebastian – Primal Scream – John Talabot – Weyes Blood
Barrie – Briston Maroney – Chai – Desire – Nelson Beer – Helado Negro – Jackie Mendoza – Loving – Nilüfer Yanya – Orville Peck – Sheer Mag – Sons of Raphael – Squid

November 2nd
The 1975 – Charli XCX – 2manydjs (dj set) – Agar Agar – Aurora – SebastiAn
Aeris Roves – BEA1991 – Caroline Polachek – Ela Minus – Jamila Woods – Jessica Pratt – KhadyaK – Kedr Livanskiy – Korantemaa – Mk.gee – oklou – tobi lou

Press Release:

Thursday, October 31st will see the festival kick off with some of most exciting names in grime, rap and electronic music, with South African musician and poet Zola joining Skepta, Mura Masa, Belgian rapper and producer Hamza as well as a whole host of up and coming artists, including hotly tipped British soul newcomer Celeste, London-based MC Flohio and nu-jazz band The Comet Is Coming & others.

Friday, November 1st sees the festival take a turn for the more classic indie side of things, with Primal Scream joining headliners that already include Italio-disco-synth-pop heavy-weights Chromatics, legendary indie heart-breakers Belle and Sebastian, and the rapidly rising folk-noir of Weyes Blood. Also on the bill are fizzing energetic Japanese four-piece Chai, enigmatic country singer Orville Peck, up-and-coming Brighton band Squid and Philadelphia’s classic rock’n’roll re-inventors, Sheer Mag & others.

Saturday November 2nd will see a true celebration of pop music in its many forms, with a headline slot from The 1975, who will also be joined by progressive neon-pop star Charlie XCX, 2manydjs whose DJ sets are always guaranteed to get the party going, Norway’s Aurora and French electro producer and DJ SebastiAn, who is known for his work with Daft Punk. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beastie Boys and more. London singer-songwriter Aeris Roves, Russian producer Kedr Livanskiy and a DJ set from French web site Konbini will also be on the bill with more performances too.

The festival will feature around 50 different artists and there will be two new stages – bringing the total now to four. La Petite Halle and the Boris Vian auditorium, located next to and inside the Grande Halle respectively, will each play host to a new stage, welcoming the future stars of tomorrow. The festival continues to set musical trends boasting its trailblazing status by inviting indie music’s new guard to take over the new concert spaces.

Between concerts go to the ball pool, fairground rides or roller disco. The festival will also host an independent pop-up record store with a selection of sounds spanning today and yesteryear, carefully curated by Les Balades Sonores. The Klin d’Oeil creators market will once again be back but with a new look to boot, showcasing creative talent and artisans showing off their musically-inspired wares. Outside under the Grande Halle’s awning, our favourite Parisian restaurants will be out in fine force, as a whole host of food trucks will be passionately serving up foodie treats that are just as tasty as the music on offer. For your auditory and gustative pleasure, the Cave à Vins wine bar will be serving up the most perfect music and wine pairing.

For those who like to party hard late into the night, the fun continues over at the Trabendo, which will host three after-parties of unique electro live shows and frenzied DJ sets, in partnership with Red Bull Music – details to be announced.

Website : Facebook event

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