Following closely on the heels of its famous cousin in Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris is fast becoming one of the most respected music events in the country. Its line-ups always impress - last year’s headliners were Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker), Moderat and Warpaint - and it’s these selections which put it in a different league from other festivals whose main acts are becoming frustratingly similar. Held in the iron and glass surroundings of the Grande Halle de La Villette, this former slaughterhouse is the perfect environment in which to enjoy a superb line-up of alternative music, whether it be electronic, rock or ambient.
Pitchfork Music Festival is held over three days in the Grande Halle de La Villette in the city’s 19th arrondissement. The venue is open from 5pm every day and ends at 1am on the Thursday, 2am on the Friday and 6am on the Saturday. If you don’t want the party to end, you can carry on to the after parties (see below). Ticket-wise, you can either buy a 1-day or a 3-day pass to the event. To get to the Grande Halle, you have a number of options: take the métro, bus or tram to Porte de Pantin or Porte de la Villette stations or take a canal boat straight to the venue from the Port de l’Arsenal or the Musée d’Orsay.
Past artists on the main stage at Pitchfork include Thom York, Four Tet and Spiritualized but don’t forget the after parties if you’re not ready for the night to end - they’re also known for their great line-ups. Pitchfork Avant Garde, in collaboration with the Red Bull Music Academy, holds the after parties in the 700-capacity Le Trabendo, also within La Villette. As well as the music, there’s a large cultural exhibition and market area to discover, so get ready to pick up anything from records to vintage clothes. You’ll also be able to check out art exhibitions, artist merchandise and sample some great food!
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When you’re planning your trip to Pitchfork, make sure you leave enough time to check out the other sights on offer in this great city: visit the final resting place of The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison, at the Père Lachaise cemetery; sample one of the world’s finest skylines from the top of the Eiffel Tower; and come face-to-face with the ‘Mona Lisa’ at the Louvre Museum.
If you’re looking for more information about the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris, please head to the official website, where you can find out about the latest line-up, the after parties and where you can buy one-day tickets and three-day passes.
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