After stringing us out f-o-r-e-v-e-r before announcing the full roster of acts for the fourth annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park on July 18-20, promoters have made the entire lineup and daily schedule public (though rumblings are they still have one more surprise in store at some other point this season).
The verdict: It's a strong bill, but quite obviously suffering from festival glut, that intense, often corporate-funded battle with the new plethora of big-business logopaloozas trying to remake the summer concert season, for better or worse, as chronicled earlier and often on this blog.
The P'fork goods for 2008 follow the jump.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2008
FRIDAY, JULY 18 (All Tomorrow's Parties classic albums retrospectives)
Public Enemy ("It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back")
Sebadoh ("Bubble and Scrape") [* new addition]
Mission of Burma ("Vs.")
SATURDAY, JULY 19
The Hold Steady [*]
Elf Power [*]
Icy Demons [*]
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Boban Markovic Orkestar [*]
Titus Andronicus [*]
SUNDAY, JULY 20
Ghostface & Raekwon
Les Savy Fav
The Apples In Stereo
Bon Iver [*]
Times New Viking [*]
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
High Places [*]
Tickets are available now via pitchforkmusicfestival.com. A limited number of three-day full-festival passes priced at $65 remain but will sell out soon. Two-day passes for Saturday and Sunday are $50. Single-day tickets are $30.