Pitchfork Music Festival 2009: Two-Day Passes Sold Out, Write The Night Voting Closes Today – Chicago



The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 17th – July 19th, is just over a month away. Two-day festival passes are now sold out! Sunday passes are shrinking in number as well, so don’t miss out on a chance to see The Flaming Lips perform some deep cuts by request, along with the rest of the already robust Sunday lineup. Single-day passes are the last option available, and they can be purchased at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com. Don’t miss out!

Additionally, this is the final reminder that “Write the Night” voting comes to a close tonight at 11:59 PM, so make sure to hit the ballot boxes before it’s too late. This is the ultimate audience participation experience, putting the set-lists for Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, Yo La Tengo, and selected requests for The Flaming Lips firmly in the hands of the fans in attendance.

Finally, we have more festival activities to share with you…

PMF Recycling Store
The Pitchfork Music Festival is proud to announce the return of the PMF Recycling Store!  This is a service provided by the festival to ensure that this event is one of the greenest summer festivals out there.  Festival goers can bring any of their recyclables (plastic beer cups & bottles) to the PMF Recycling Store, deliver them to our helpful volunteers, and be rewarded for their environmental consciousness with sponsor-donated swag, including water bottles, wristbands, laptop cases, and more! Also, East Jordan Plastics (http://www.eastjordanplastics.com), the company that will ultimately be taking all the recyclables, will be showcasing flower pots and trays made from recycled #6 plastic.

Gastro-Festivular Accommodations
Fifteen Chicago vendors will provide grandiose gustation ranging from vegan to meat, southwest BBQ to Eastern Asian cuisine, and everything in between making this year’s festival food fare the best yet. This years vendors are: Robinson’s Ribs, Star of Siam, Bite Cafe, The Rice Table, Wishbone, Abbey Pub, Cevapcici, Bombay Station, Urb Garden, Berghoff, Connie’s Pizza, Goose Island, Chicago Diner, Whole Foods, and Temptation Ice Cream. Start planning your weekend’s menu now!

And once again . . . The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival – The Complete Lineup!

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

The National
Final Fantasy
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up
Plants and Animals
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Black Lips
Matt and Kim
The Dutchess and The Duke

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
The Thermals
Pharoahe Monch
Blitzen Trapper
Frightened Rabbit
The Mae Shi
The Very Best
Vivian Girls
Killer Whales
Michael Columbia


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. Further information can be found at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

For more information contact:
Jessica Linker | Pitch Perfect PR – jessica@pitchperfectpr.com, 773-784-4335

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