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Pitchfork Fest To Rock The Park in July

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 19, 2007 9:20PM

Greg Kot drops two scoops in today's Tribune. The Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Chicago's Union Park July 14th and 15th. In addition, Girl Talk will be on the bill. As someone on the Sound Opinions message board said: "Finally, a Girl Talk show I can get into."

Girl Talk last appeared in Chicago for a much-anticipated, much-talked about New Year's Eve show at Empty Bottle.

Last year's Pitchfork Music Festival was a first for the indie rock Web site, which split with promoters of Intonation Music Festival to hold its own outdoor weekend gathering. With these two events and Lollapalooza, the city of Chicago is fast becoming the gold standard for such affairs, which is surprising considering the fear the city had over outdoor concerts in the past.

Time to dig out that Clusterfest graphic again...