Pitchfork Music Festival: Paris 2012

Crowds pack the Grande Halle de la Villette to hear Robyn, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, M83, Liars and more
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Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Pitchfork’s second annual Music Festival Paris opened its doors on November 1st. The three-day event drew packed crowds at the Grande Halle de la Villette, a cavernous glass and iron former slaughterhouse in the city’s 19th arrondissement.  Building on last year’s success, the Chicago-based online music magazine assembled a lineup of over 30 American, French and international artists from across the indie spectrum, from dubstep and aquacrunk to experimental singer-songwriters. The 2012 festival featured a second stage, a third day of shows, and twice as many acts as its predecessor, with headliners including M83, Animal Collective, Robyn, the Walkmen, and Grizzly Bear. Between sets, Parisian and expat hipsters noshed on burgers and fries, snapped photo booth pics, and browsed the crates of LPs for sale.  

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