Artist News Festival Line-Up Update Gigs & Festivals

Festival line-up update: Pitchfork Festival Paris, Recn, Unsound London and more

By | Published on Tuesday 2 July 2013


Having cancelled its Sao Paolo-based edition (owing, it said at the time, to Brazil’s financial instability) earlier this year, multi-national festivals plc Sonar is to spread itself over four continents in 2014; having released dates for events in Reykjavik (13-15 Feb), Tokyo (12-13 Apr), Mexico City (16-17 May) and Cape Town (16 Dec) in addition to its flagship Barcelona bash (12-14 Jun).

Meanwhile, have some enhancements to Pitchfork’s The Knife/Hot Chip/Disclosure/Deerhunter-starring Paris fete; the all-new London branch of Polish alt-fest Unsound; Upset The Rhythm’s superlatively-billed Yard Party and Bradford/Leeds’ nascent arts carnival Recon, are as here written:

PITCHFORK FESTIVAL PARIS, Grande Halle De Le Villette, Paris, France, 31 Oct – 2 Nov: Panda Bear, Mount Kimbie, Todd Terje, Omar Souleyman, Blood Orange, Mac DeMarco, Colin Stetson, No Age, deafheaven.

RECON, various venues, Bradford/Leeds, 22-29 Sep: Gang of Four, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hookworms, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Cowtown, White Manna, Cut Hands, Helm, Black Pus, Cold Pumas, Sauna Youth, Tense Men, Kult Country, Bilge Pump, Carlton Melton, That Fucking Tank, Skullflower, Gareth S Brown, Con-Dom, Mutant Ape, Spols & Relics.

UNSOUND LONDON, various venues, London, 26-29 Sep: Demdike Stare & Sinfonietta Cracovia, Penderecki, Lustmord, Forest Swords, Durian Brothers, Robert Piotrowicz, Innode, BNNT, Stara Rzeka, Nicholas Bullen.

YARD PARTY, Yard Theatre, London, 15-17 Aug: US Girls, Slim Twig, Merchandise, Michael Chapman, Mark McGuire, Joe McKee, Flamingods, Fat White Family, Sauna Youth, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Cut Hands, Spencer Clark, Rob St John, Las Kellies, Earth Rod, Silver Fox, Ex Easter Island Head, Yong Yong, Halo Halo, Sex Hands, Please, Year Of Birds, Apostille.