Pitchfork Music Festival Heads to Paris

10:06 AM PST 07/05/2011 by Philiana Ng
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Bon Iver will headline the second date of the festival, which will take place Oct. 28-29.

Pitchfork Music Festival is expanding to Paris, Pitchfork announced Tuesday.

The Pitchfork Music Festival, which began in Chicago in 2006, will also hold the two-day festival in France from Oct. 28-29 at La Grande Halle de la Villette, a 19th century glass and metal structure at the Parc de la Villette.

According to Pitchfork, more than 20 bands and DJs will take over the venue, which holds more than 5,000 people. Bon Iver, who will headline the last day; Jens Lekman; Wild Beasts; Cut Copy; Kathleen Edwards; and Pantha du Prince will lead off the inaugural Paris edition.

Several artists picked by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon in collaboration with Pitchfork will be revealed as well.

About 12 different acts will play La Grande Halle on Friday, Oct. 28, with a club that runs until 5 a.m.

The full lineups and schedules will be announced as the festival dates near.

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