Pitchfork Music Festival’s 2008 Lineup Announced

Well, part of it. Last year featured a Slint reunion, Daydream Nation retelling, coke rap, and awesome attire. What does P4K having in store for Union Park (and its surrounds) this year? We don’t know everything just yet — there will reportedly be 40 acts in all — but they have announced a few of the crowd faves and biggies. Though maybe none as sonically big as last year’s ear-slayers, Mastodon.

[Photo from Mastodon @ Pitchfork Music Festival 2007]

Animal Collective
M. Ward
Vampire Weekend
Dizzee Rascal
No Age
Atlas Sound
Fleet Foxes
Extra Golden
El Guincho

Additionally, P4K’s teaming with ATP to present “Don’t Look Back,” this time featuring Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Will Flavor Flav make it? Should he be? There are still two dozen or so more acts to be announced. (Hopefully Jack Johnson’s one of them.) For now, great to see BTW El Guincho in that initial roll call. We have to wonder, though, will Zooey accompany Matt? The festival takes place Friday, 7/18 through Sunday, 7/20. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at noon CST. You can get more info here.