This festival can do what it wants and it does. If FKA Twigs can headline and Broken Social Scene can subheadline fucking Pitchfork, then Run The Jewels could headline and Father John Misty could subheadline. Why do people keep acting like just because bands are certain slots on other lineups that they're guaranteed to be anywhere on this lineup?
edit. FJM could also totally headline, but's that's sort of my whole point. He could, but he certainly isn't a lock for headlining, that's some blind confidence.
You're absolutely right.
But set aside the bookings at other festivals such as Coachella; FJM has a strong brand among the Pitchfork demographic that would draw people in, certainly more than something like Beach House.
"Who cares if you never heard his songs, he's that quirky cool sexy hipster dude!"
Yeah, in years past it's dropped in the former half of February. And there won't be any silly lead up; they'll just say here's who's playing, here's when, standby for more info on vendors and set times closer to the fest, grab your tickets asap! End of lineup drop, suck it everyone else.
Post by Perd Hapley on Feb 13, 2017 22:59:42 GMT -5
I'd love all of those. Honestly the only headliner I liked last year was Sufjan. I listened to the two last Beach House albums they released and thought they were really boring so I didn't even go that day, and FKA Twigs was incredibly boring in my opinion, I don't understand the love for her at all. I hope they step up their game in terms of headliners this year, for my tastes at least.
Post by doorknob2323 on Feb 15, 2017 12:31:01 GMT -5
solid guesses. Although I think Spoon would be a long shot. Being that they are playing a festival in Kentucky on Friday and then a festival in Alabama on Saturday, that would make them only available for Sunday. Not saying they couldn't do it, but that would be logistically it would be difficult. I think Lolla would make more sense. However, I certainly wouldn't be disappointed to see Britt Daniel and company added to the Pitchfork LIneup.
I would predict the following:
Tame Impala (playing a week later at the Panorama, always a p4k darling) PJ Harvey (touring this summer, no Chicago gig) Bon Iver (not playing his own festival, pfork darling)
King Pinegrove Nicolas Jaar Thee Oh Sees Kaytranada Hamilton Leithauser Charles Bradley