Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Festivals and Festivals and More Freakin' Festivals....

So the Coachella lineup is unofficially officially released, sans Smashing Pumpkins; but don’t fret my Corganophiles because now they’re being rumored to appear at Lollapalooza this summer. According to Billboard Lollapalooza will definitely be returning to Grant Park in August. It’s unclear where these Smashing Pumpkin rumors come from, whether Corgan’s actually mentioned anything or if promoters are just lusting. And the lineup for Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival has been announced, with Radiohead leading the way. The festival will take place June 16-18 and tickets go on sale Saturday, February 11. And finally, as I reported last Friday, news is swirling around about Pitchfork’s Intonation Festival 2006. Now the Sun-Times is reporting that the festival will branch into two separate events, The Intonation Music Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival, to take place in June and July respectively. No details yet on performers, but with all the other festival buzz this week, perhaps someone will accidentally on purpose start some rumors.


Anonymous Bill V said...

There will be 3 full weekends of festival music, Lollapalooza will be Fri-Sun. Outside of the festivals, there will plenty more listening pleasures, not a bad city to live in if you enjoy summer music!

2/01/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Carlo Garcia said...

The Pitchfork Music Festival working with Mike Reed (the Mayor croonie packing organizer who masterminded Intonation last year.) No doubt Pitchfork Music Festival will be a go; there is one publicly confirmed band: BAND OF HORSES will be playing. However, you can guarantee the roster will be filled with bands represented by the Windish Agency. Not familiar? check out their list of bands:
Pitchfork and Windish have a great relationship, evidence of this is proven in the co-sponsored party at SXSW, featuring all Windish acts, most of whom you can bet will be at Pitchfork Fest.

{{{{{{03-17 Austin, TX - Emo's Annex (Pitchfork / Windish Agency SXSW party)
with Art Brut, Juan Maclean, Love Is All, Rjd2 (DJ set), Matthew Dear (DJ set), Hot Chip, Jose Gonzalez, Ladytron (DJ set), Death Vessel, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Spank Rock}}}}}}

As for Intonation, god willing it will happen, given the permits are in order. From what I have heard, the curator for Intonation maybe Vice Magazines, bringing with them the small list of Bands represented on Vice Recordings.

All I can say is that the Summer is going to be a keynote of music Festivals in Chicago history.
Lollapalooza with their 8 stages, 3 days and 130 bands!!!!
and possibly a Jam Productions multi-act music festival...

2/14/2006 05:46:00 PM  

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