Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the second wave of artists to appear at the ninth edition of the festival as well as details of day splits and one day tickets. The festival will run from Oct 31st to November 2nd, 2019 at Le Grande Halle de la Villette.
This year’s festival will feature a more diverse line up than ever before, introducing two new stages focussing on up and coming talent. Newly announced artists and day splits show the festival delving into a different area of exciting and innovative contemporary talent each day, delivering an eclectic and diverse selection of established and emerging names.
Halloween 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.
Friday, November 1st sees the festival take a turn for the more classic indie side of things, with Primal Screamjoining 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. Added to the bill today is frequent Weyes Blood collaborator Drugdealer, fizzing energetic Japanese four-piece Chai, up-and-coming Brighton bandSquid and Philadelphia’s classic rock’n’roll re-inventors, Sheer Mag.
On Saturday November 2nd, the line-up is a true party celebration of pop music in its many forms, with a secret still-to-be-announced headliner joined by Charlie XCX and today’s additions – 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 complete Saturday’s party.
FULL LINE UP:
Thursday 31st October:
Skepta – Mura Masa – Hamza – Zola
Ateyaba – Celeste – Duendita – Ezra Collective – Flohio – Kojey Radical – Master Peace – slowthai – The Comet is Coming – Yussef Dayes
Friday 1st November:
Chromatics – Belle & Sebastian – Primal Scream
Barrie – Briston Maroney – Chai – Desire – Drugdealer – Helado Negro – In Mirrors – Jackie Mendoza – Nilüfer Yanya – Orville Peck – Sheer Mag – Squid – Weyes Blood
Saturday 2nd November:
Secret Headliner TBA – Charli XCX, 2manydjs (dj set), Aurora, SebastiAn
Aeris Roves – Jamila Woods – Jessica Pratt – Kedr Livanskiy – Korantemaa – Scène Konbini Radio
The three-day 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.