The inaugural edition of PitchforkMusic Festival London is now just under two weeks away, with keenly anticipated performances from a diverse and wide range of over 50 exciting new and established artists around various iconic spaces in the capital across 5 days from 10 - 14 November 2021.
Today Pitchfork announces the final act to complete its line-up of very special events. Metronomy will play an exclusive PitchforkMusic Festival London live show at London’s Colour Factory on Thursday 11 November, an event which will also be live streamed. This follows the announcement today of the band’s new single, “It’s good to be back”, as well as their seventh studio album release, Small World, (pre-order here), out on 18th February 2022 via Because Music.
Metronomy’s Joe Mount said: “Dearest fans of ours, you honestly wouldn’t believe the crazy anxiety dreams we’ve all been having about this upcoming show. The one thing that makes the sleepless nights worthwhile is knowing that YOU will be there with us, just like the old days, in a nice little sweaty room. See you soon, we can’t wait!”
Sign-up to have a chance to attend the show at the Hackney Wick space - a very limited number of tickets will be released to the mailing list. Tickets are available now globally for the live stream via the Doors platform. The link for both is here.
Featuring a mix of unique, one-off individual performances, collaborations, special showcases and curated multi-act line-ups, many PitchforkMusic Festival London’s events are now sold out including Giant Swan/Eartheater, Remi Wolf/Gabriels, Iceage and PC Music “Love Goes On” showcase. Events including Stereolab / Girl Band / Beak>, Anna Meredith, Moses Boyd, black midi and Tirzah have very few remaining tickets, which are available here. Those standing within The Roundhouse’s famous central circular well for the Stereolab show on Sunday 14th November will also experience additional speakers offering enhanced immersive audio.
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 London festival will run back-to-back with Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, now in its 10th year and taking place from November 16-20.
“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 PujaPatel, 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 are sold separately. Tickets in partnership with DICE are available fromhttp://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/.