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Flaming Lips To Play Pitchfork!

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 27, 2009 3:04PM

We've gotten word from sources inside the Pitchfork camp that The Flaming Lips will be playing this years festival! They'll be joining Built to Spill, Grizzly Bear, The Jesus Lizard, The National, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pharoahe Monch, Tortoise, Vivian Girls, The Walkmen, and Yo La Tengo. The line-up -- that's not even complete yet -- already makes those 3-day tickets well worth the money.

UPDATE: We see Greg Kot has heard the same news.

UPDATE 2: We read earlier that The Lips would be participating in "write night" with a fan-selected playlist, but we have heard from the festival organizers that this is NOT the case. While we were hoping to stuff the ballot box so we could hear "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning!" we're more than happy to simply have the band close out the festival that Sunday night.