History of Pitchfork Music Festival

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  • Turntable Created

    Turntable Created
    In Minneapolis, Minnesota Ryan Schreiber, fresh out of high school wanted to give the internet a resource for independent music which would be regularly updated. It was first called Turntable.
  • The name "Pitchfork" is created

    The name "Pitchfork" is created
    Pitchfork Media The company began publishing daily and changed the name to "Pitchfork" wihch is a reference to the film "Scarface".
  • Pitchfork moves from Minnesota to Chicago

    Pitchfork moves from Minnesota to Chicago
    The company was very well established at this point with many aspects of media on the site. They had interviews, features, columns and multiple daily album reviews as well as a section for music news.
  • Skyline Chicago hires Pitchfork Media

    Skyline Chicago hires Pitchfork Media
    Skyline Chicago hires Pitchfork Media and produces the "Intonation Festival" at Union Park. The festival featured bands such as "The Decemberists" and "Broken Social Scene".
  • The first official Pitchfork Music Festival takes place

    The first official Pitchfork Music Festival takes place
    Pitchfork Festival This was the first festival completely run by Pitchfork Media. It was a two day event with 41 bands and 35,000 attendees. Spoon, Diplo, Aesop Rock, Band of Horses and The National are just a few of the acts that performed at their first official festival.
  • 2007 Festival

    2007 Festival
    Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore performing "Mulberries"This year the festival was a 3 day event. On the first night all of the performers played every song on one of their classic albums and Yoko Ono performed a special song that she had only performed twice before in her life with John Lennon and once with Sean Lennon, her son. The festival sold out with 48,000 attendees.
  • Ticket holders create set lists

    Ticket holders create set lists
    This year, all Friday artists played set lists composed of songs that were voted for by ticket holders. The event was called "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request".
  • 3-day passes sell out in under a week

    This is also the first year that the festival featured a stand up comedy stage.
  • Tickets sell out in one day

    Tickets sell out in one day
    Three day passes sold out in less than one day. This year the festival featured Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, Das Racist, TV on the Radio and James Blake among others.
  • 2012 Festival

    2012 Festival
    Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar are some of the artists featured.
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