Pitchfork Fest London back for 2023 - with big roster of great names

Sleater-Kinney, Weyes Blood amongst stacked lineup

By Raph Pour-Hashemi | Published: Mon 24th Apr 2023

Pitchfork Music Festival 2023 - General Crowd
Photo credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi

Pitchfork Music Festival 2023

Tuesday 7th to Monday 13th November 2023
various venues, London, Greater London, England
Prices Vary

Pitchfork today announcedthe return of Pitchfork Music Festival London for a third edition, taking place from 7 - 13 November 2023. Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2021 with 10,000+ attendees and performances from the likes of Stereolab, Metronomy, Tirzah, Black Midi, PC Music, Moses Boyd, Anna Meredith, Mykki Blanco and 2022’s event with Courtney Barnett, Faye Webster, Cate Le Bon, Kae Tempest, I. JORDAN and many more, this year’s event series again features very special performances from a diverse and wide scope of exciting new and established artists across an array of genres.

Today Pitchfork Music Festival London announces its first wave of hugely exciting acts performing across the seven days, including special appearances from: WEYES BLOOD - YAEJI - SLEATER-KINNEY - RYOJI IKEDA - PORRIDGE RADIO - CRUMB - JONNY GREENWOOD & DUDU TASSA  - HELADO NEGRO - MAVI - MIKE -  U.S. GIRLS - SORRY (special strings performance) - ALABASTER DEPLUME  - WEDNESDAY - YOUTH LAGOON - WATER FROM YOUR EYES - JUST MUSTARD - BARRIE - FLY ANAKIN -  DEEPER -  PORCHES - JESSY LANZA - GURRIERS - PEARL AND THE OYSTERS - BEEN STELLAR - LUTALO - EEE GEE - FAZERDAZE - MCKINLEY DIXON - YUNÈ PINKU - DEBBY FRIDAY - BLACKINKWELLS - DUST - M(H)AOL  with more artists and events still to be announced.

Pitchfork Music Festival London returns in 2023 with some unmissable weekday special events, leading into larger multi-festival bills on the weekend. The event then runs into a final closing event headlined by Weyes Blood at Eventim Apollo on November 13th, with a special supporting bill to be announced.

 The festival is delighted to present the UK live debut of ultratronics [live set] at The Barbican on Wednesday 8th November - a unique concert created by the renowned visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda - based on his latest album, Ultratronics, released in 2022. Thursday sees mouth-watering multi-bills of Pitchfork-celebrated artists. Hackney Church hosts New York pysch-pop band Crumb, 4AD-signed Helado Negro and electro-pop band Porches, and EartH Hall hosts a hugely exciting rap-bill featuring four rising US acts - MaviMik, Fly Anakin and Mckinley Dixon.

The Roundhouse sees returning indie-rock icons, Sleater-Kinney with a release of a new album, with a supporting cast of Pitchfork favourites - U.S. Girls and more to be announced, on the Friday night. The festival is also delighted to host a special live debut of Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead’s new project with Israeli rock musician Dudu Tassa the same evening. The Nigel Godrich-produced album features an incredible set of guest vocalists, and what promises to be a fantastic live show will take place at London’s Hackney Church. At London’s KOKO, UK jazz breakthrough Alabaster Deplume will bring the ultimate evolution of his collaborative live music phenomena - based around creative communal activity - in a unique Friday show which promises to be "less like a gig but more of an occurrence, in the social and political sense", with a cast of invited friends and guests to join him and his band across the night on stage.

Saturday night will feature an electronic pop event headlined by breakthrough NYC-via-Seoul producer, DJ and vocalist Yaeji, following the release of her stunning debut album With A Hammer and a huge Coachella appearance. A hugely exciting supporting cast across the main room & studio theatre will come from Jessy Lanza, Yunè Pinku, Debby Friday & blackinkwells.

Saturday again sees a hugely exciting multi-space / one ticket take-over of Dalston/Hackney venues including EartH Hall, EartH Theatre, St Matthias Church. Headline sets come from London indie-starlets - Porridge Radio and Sorry, debuting a special strings performance. An incredible bill of next big things, in an intimate set-up of venues within spitting distance comes from the likes of Water From Your EyesWednesday and many more.

The festival finishes this year with Youth Lagoon returning to the UK for the first time in 10 years to play EartH Theatre on Sunday night, with support from hotly tipped US bedroom-pop acts Barrie and Lutalo.

Pitchfork's extra special closing event on the Monday night at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith features Weyes Blood performing songs from her acclaimed back catalogue plus last year’s And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglowwhich topped many albums of the year lists, with an exciting supporting cast set to be announced in the coming weeks.

More weekday special events, live interviews and additional artists are to be announced in the coming weeks. Full details of the festival events are on the festival website here: pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk.

 

 

The full UK line-up so far is as follows:

WEDNESDAY 8th Nov

RYOJI IKEDA presents Ultratronics

Pitchfork festival at The Barbican

THURSDAY 9th Nov

CRUMB

HELADO NEGRO

PORCHES

Pitchfork festival at Hackney Church

 

MAVI

MIKE

FLY ANAKIN

MCKINLEY DIXON

Pitchfork Festival at EartH Hall, 9th November

Friday 10th November

ALABASTER DEPLUME

& friends

Pitchfork Festival at KOKO, 10th November

SLEATER-KINNEY

US GIRLS

M(H)AOL

Pitchfork Festival at The Roundhouse & studio theatre, 10th November

DUDU TASSA & JONNY GREENWOOD

plus guests

Pitchfork Festival at Hackney Church, 10th November

Saturday 11th November

YAEJI

JESSY LANZA

YUNÈ PINKU

DEBBY FRIDAY

blackinkwellls

Pitchfork festival at The Roundhouse, 11th November

 

PORRIDGE RADIO / SORRY (special strings performance)

JUST MUSTARD / WEDNESDAY

WATER FROM YOUR EYES / DEEPER

BEEN STELLAR / FAZERDAZE / EEE GEE

PEARL AND THE OYSTERS / GURRIERS /

UCHE YARA / DUST

Pitchfork London at EartH Hall, Earth theatre

Shacklewell Arms, The Victoria,  Cafe Oto, 11th November

 

Sunday 12th November

YOUTH LAGOON

BARRIE

LUTALO

Pitchfork festival at EartH Theatre, 12th November

 

Monday 13th November

WEYES BLOOD

plus guests

Pitchfork festival at Eventim Apollo, 13th November

 

 




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