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Pitchfork Music Festival adds more acts, and more Union Park fest news

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Rolling into Union Park on July 16 - 18, the Pitchfork Music Festival has unveiled its second batch of acts on the slate for its fifth year.

The new bands announced today include Canadian indie-pop supergroup Broken Social Scene; inventive rapper El-P; Animal Collective's Panda Bear; the venerable Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; Brooklyn art-rockers Bear in Heaven; New Jersey art-punks Titus Andronicus; Gary, Indiana emcee Freddie Gibbs; space-funk wizard Dam-Funk; Chicago glam-rockers the Smith Westerns; the much-buzzed indie heroes Girls and local psychedelic rockers Cave and Allá.

Single-day passes are on sale at for $40 per day, though three-day passes sold out in record time for the fest, shortly after going on sale a few weeks ago.

The day-by-day lineup so far is:


Modest Mouse

Broken Social Scene



LCD Soundsystem

Panda Bear

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


Titus Andronicus

Bear in Heaven

Freddie Gibbs

The Smith Westerns




St. Vincent

Lightning Bolt


Cass McCombs

Here We Go Magic

Sleigh Bells




Meanwhile, in other Union Park music festival news, something called the North Coast Music Festival is set to take place at the West Side green space on Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, courtesy of "your friends & comrades @ Silver Wrapper, React, Cold Grums, Kingtello, & Metronome Chicago," according to the event's Facebook page.

The same source boasts that "this debut music festival promises to feature the world's greatest and most cutting edge electronic, indie, hip hop, jam and rock & roll artists," but there is precious little other information available about it to date.

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