Pitchfork announces inaugural music festival in London and return of Paris edition this November

Featuring Black Midi, Stereolab, Iceage, Sons of Kemet and many more.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2011

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Pitchfork Music Festival is set to make its debut in London and return to Paris come November 2021.

The London edition is scheduled to take place from 10 to 14 November, while Paris’ will happen from 15 to 21 November. Both will take place in a multi-venue format, with shows taking place across a variety of venues across both cities.

Pitchfork’s first-ever London festival will feature performances from the likes of Black Midi, Stereolab, Iceage, Moses Boyd, Moor Mother, Bobby Gillespie & Jenny Beth and many more.

Shows will take place in venues such as Canvas, the Earth Theatre, Fabric, Fire, Hackney Church, Moth club, Village Underground and more.

As for the Paris edition of the festival – which will be celebrating its 10th year – attendees can expect performances from Bartees Strange, Shygirl, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia, Amaarae, Erika de Casier and more.

Tickets for both festivals go on sale later this week.

According to Pitchfork, the festivals will “adhere to local COVID-19 protocol in London and Paris” in order to ensure the health and safety of attendees, artists and its workers.

Pitchfork editor Puja Patel commented on the significance of the festivals in a statement: “After an incredibly difficult year for artists, fans, and our music community, we’re excited to celebrate the return of live music with so many legendary venues across two of the most important music cities in the world.”

Learn more about Pitchfork’s upcoming festivals here.

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