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Pitchfork Announces Paris Festival

October event in Europe partially curated by Bon Iver

July 1, 2011 2:25 PM ET
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Tireless review website and increasingly rabid festival booker Pitchfork announced today that they will be bringing their curating talents to the land of Daft Punk for the first annual Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. The two day fest will take place on October 28th and 29th at La Grande Halle de la Villete, a 5,000-capacity venue which the site describes as “a stunning 19th century glass and metal structure that stands in the center of the Parc de la Villette, the city's largest public cultural park.”

In a twist no doubt inspired by their buddies at U.K.'s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, the lineup for the second day will be partially curated by Pitchfork golden boy Bon Iver, whose self-titled album recently garnered rave reviews from the site. Time will tell if this will be as successful as their Chicago festival – it’s sixth incarnation is going down in two weeks – or if Pitchfork Paris will be indie rock’s very own Euro Disney.

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