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2013 Pitchfork Music Festival Dates Announced

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Arbiters of Internet indie music cool Pitchfork have announced that its annual Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park next summer with a three-day gathering that’s set to run from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21.

No lineup has yet been announced for the eighth-annual edition of the festival, but a limited number of tickets went on sale today with three-day pass starting at a special price of just $95. Once that batch is sold out, the regular price kicks in, with three-day passes available for $120 and single-day tickets going for $50 a pop. Get ’em while the getting’s still good here.

The Pitchfork Festival has gained a reputation over the years for its excellent and eclectic lineups; last year’s featured more than two dozen acts, including Dirty Projectors, Beach House, Vampire Weekend and Grimes. And even though no names have been attached yet, we’re sure that the lineup — whatever it turns out to be — is well worth the $95 early bird special, if not the $120 regular price.

For a taste of the P-fork Festival experience, check out a compilation of videos featuring performance footage from Pitchfork 2012 here. Highly recommended is this Lotus Plaza clip ‘Jet Out the Tundra’ — perfect for beating the Friday afternoon winter blues.

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