Since 2011, the renowned and respected Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place originally in Chicago, USA,

has settled in Paris, France, in the old warehouse of La Villette.

Bringing the best and finest of the international alternative scene, the festival is now an unavoidable for every music lover during

Halloween time.

For this year, the incredibly line-up is well-balanced between indie rock and electro, emerging artists and bands with awaited new 

releases, but still with the cream of the cream of actual music scene.



Requin Chagrin

For the first time this year, the Pitchfork Avant-Garde will take place on the 25th and 26th of October,

showing us the best of tomorrow’s talents.

Through 7 places in the Bastille district, where the French Revolution took place, a new musical revolution will run with 42 bands including Anteros, Get Inuit, Hoops, Requin Chagrin, Fhin or Communions.

Nick Murphy

But the main event, in Grande Halle de La Villette, on 27th, 28th and 29th of October, will feature the headliners of the festival.

On Thursday, you’ll discover Nick Murphy. You don’t know him ? Of course you do, it’s the new name of Chet Faker.

His new single is out, and it’s a beautiful masterpiece. You’ll look forward to see his new live show.

DJ Shadow

The legendary guarantee of the festival will carry the name of DJ Shadow. The incredible DJ and beat-digger will present in Paris his new show, supporting his new album The Mountain Will Fall. But on the 27th of October, it’s the ground which is going to fall under the dance steps of the audience.


If you want a rock’n’roll deflagration, you can trust Suuns. The Canadian rock band will laugh their loud rock songs on Paris during one of their rare but incredible apparences, always acclaimed by the public and the critics. Be ready.

Floating Points

Parquet Courts

Mount Kimbie

But this night will also feature the aerial electro of Floating Points, in live ladies and gentlemen, the punk rock of Parquet Courts and the british dance band Mount Kimbie.


For the second night, Pitchfork is not running out of surprises because Moderat will be the headliner.

The german band, mix between Modeselektor and Appa.

Explosions In The Sky

Explosions In The Sky will also be there, creating their deep and dark atmospheres with guitar blankets and long notes.

They will perform their brand new album The Wilderness, such as some of their old but tasty songs, for sure.

The trip will be great.


Bat For Lashes will take you to her dreamy land mixed with dream pop and lyric folk. Like a bridge over the old and the new, Natasha Khan

is using acoustic instrument and electronic incursions to create a unique sound. Like a dream wide awake.

Bat For Lashes

Flavien Berger

Todd Terje & The Olsens

Brandt Brauer Frick

And it’s not over ! You’ll dance with the crazy electro-disco of Todd Terje & The Olsens, sing in french with the new french electro-singer

(yes it is) Flavien Berger, or be amazed by Brandt Brauer Frick, a german band who is playing techno with classical instruments.


The 3rd night will be extended until 6 PM to let us the time to dance until our foot die. And to help us in this adventure, we can count on Daphni, the dance floor part of Caribou, who is going to show us what is IDM - Intelligent Dance Music.

Motor City Drum Ensemble

If you still want to dance, don’t worry, Motor City Drum Ensemble will also be here to make your body move, by spreading an incredibly funky house music, taking inspiration from jazz, soul and industrial atmosphere. The best gas-oil to stay awake all night long.


But if you have a preference for rock music, don’t worry, you won’t get lost : the four girls from Warpaint will make the guitars scream and will present their brand new album, Heads Up, released in late September.

Minor Victories

You want some rock again? Pitchfork will also give you the best equation of the moment:

1 Editors + 1 Slowdive + 1 Mogwai + 1 Hand Held Cine Club = Minor Victories, a mix between shoegaze, dream pop and cold wave.

When violins meets guitars.

Acid Arab

Not to forget the world-hip-hop-electro of M.I.A., the arabic-acid-house of Acid Arab or the techno-house of

Tale Of Us.

One thing is sure: you won’t get bored.


Do you feel like dance? Pitchfork Music Festival offers some after parties on the 27th and 28th of October.

You have a rendez-vous from 11PM to 6AM in Trabendo, near the Grande Halle de La Villette, with a very good line-up of  DJs

such as Bambounou, Clams Casino or Ryan Hemsworth.

Perfect to totally complete the party. So, ready for a marathonic week in Paris ?

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