When? October 27-29 2016
What? A Chicago import, this famed indie rock festival showcases new (and established) talent.
Where? The Parc de la Villette
Pitchfork’s website started out in 1995, covering the world of independent rock. Very quickly, the webzine achieved cult status, followed by hundreds of thousands who relied on the site to discover the next big things on the indie scene. Today, the festivals are the best places to experience Pitchfork Festival’s spirit for discovering the best new acts – the Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene being just two of the acts whose careers the site first helped establish.
The Chicago festival was founded in 2006 and was exported to Paris in 2012, when it took over the Grande Halle de la Villette for its inaugural edition. The 2016 line-up features brilliantly outspoken Brit M.I.A in top billing, with Moderat, Chet Faker, DJ Shadow, Bat For Lashes, Daphni and Minor Victories also playing, along with many more to be announced soon. Keep tabs on the festival here.