Pitchfork is delighted to announce the first edition of Pitchfork Music Festival Londonfrom 10 - 14 November 2021. With a series of 12+ very special events, the inaugural London Festival edition will feature performances from a diverse and wide scope of over 50 exciting new and established artists around various iconic spaces in the capital across 5 days - a celebration of music returning to such an important set of venues across the city in the Autumn. The festival series will feature a mix of unique, one-off individual performances, collaborations, special showcases and curated multi-act line-ups. Bobby Gillespie & Jenny Beth debut their collaborative album, the PC Music label present “Love Goes On” - a showcase from the label & friends at Fire Nightclub, plus vital contemporary talents Anna Meredith, Mykki Blanco and more will top curated bills at Fabric and Village Underground respectively. There will be a late night Friday appearance at the Southbank Centre from breakthrough art-rock band Black Midi, plus more other special weekday events. The weekend then turns to multi-act festival line-ups: Stereolab make a rare London appearance to top a special Roundhouse event (14th November) featuring the likes of Girl Band, Beak>, Ana Roxanne and more, whilst Moses Boyd, Nilüfer Yanya, Emma Jean Thackary & Cktrl will highlight the quality of London’s jazz and affiliated scene at the recently refurbished Hackney Church (13th November), and Tirzah, Koreless, Mica Levi’s Good Sad Happy Bad project and many more appear on a club-orientated line up across 3 x venues in the Oval Space compound (13th November). The London festival will run back-to-back with Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, now in its 10th year and taking place from November 16-20. Pitchfork has cultivated a global reputation for hosting eclectic music events where die-hard fans can expand their musical palettes, and witness one-of-a-kind performances by some of their favorite acts. Music aficionados and Pitchfork readers have been traveling across the world to experience the brand’s annual festivals in Chicago and Paris since 2006. The full London Festival line-up of acts appearing across the events is as follows: Stereolab, Moses Boyd, Black Midi, Bobby Gillespie & Jenny Beth, Tirzah, BEAK>, Anna Meredith, Mykki Blanco, Girl Band, Nilüfer Yanya, Iceage, Moor Mother, PC Music label showcase, Cassandra Jenkins, Natalie Bergman, Charlotte Adigéry, Emma Jean Thackray, Lex Amor, Cktrl, Koreless, Mica Levi’s Good Sad Happy Bad project, Ana Roxanne, caro<3, PVA, EASYFUN, felicita, Grove, Haich Ber Na, Hannah Diamond, Harvey Causon, Joviale, KKB Soundsystem, L’Rain, Lucinda Chua, Tiberius B, Gabriels, TYSON, umru, Denise Chalia, Carla Prata, Kareem Ali, Remi Wolf, Mowalola, Nabihah Iqbal, Namasenda, Martha Skye Murphy, Folly Group, deathcrash, The Umlauts, Giant Swan, Eartheater, Kynsy, Art School Girlfriend and more to be announced.
“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," says Puja Patel, editor in chief of Pitchfork. "That we're able to host festivals in London and Paris during the publication’s 25th anniversary feels all the more special." Daniel Monsell, Co-MD of Form Presents (UK partner), says: “We at FORM are delighted to be partnering with Pitchfork to bring this inaugural UK edition of the festival to London. Pitchfork is such an important resource for so many music fans in the UK and it feels even more special to do so in its 25th year of existence, being both long-term fans of the site and the amazing event in Paris. We’re so excited about this season of events with such vital artists, and to be able to bring the series into an array of the city’s best venues, at a time when we’ve missed them so much.” Tickets for each event will be sold separately. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday June 30 at 10am BST, with general on-sale to follow on Friday July 2 at 10am BST. Tickets in partnership with DICE will be available from http://pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk/. To ensure the health and safety of guests, artists, and staff, the Pitchfork Music Festival will adhere to local COVID-19 protocol and will keep attendees updated as regulations evolve. For the latest news including COVID-19 info, lineup announcements, and additional programming, follow @pitchforklondon and @pitchfork on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and visit http://pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk/.