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Pitchfork Music Festival London Announces First Wave of Acts For Third Festival Edition 7th-13th November 2023 incl. Weyes Blood, Yaeji, Sleater-Kinney, Barrie, SORRY, Water From Your Eyes & More

April 25, 2023

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL LONDON

Pitchfork London announces first wave of acts for third festival edition – 7-13 November 2023

SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:

WEYES BLOOD – YAEJI – SLEATER-KINNEY 

 RYOJI IKEDA – PORRIDGE RADIO – CRUMB 

DUDU TASSA & JONNY GREENWOOD  – 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

YUNÈ PINKU – DEBBY FRIDAY – UCHE YARA 

 DUST – GURRIERS – PEARL AND THE OYSTERS 

BEEN STELLAR – BLACKINKWELLS – LUTALO

  EEE GEE – FAZERDAZE – MCKINLEY DIXON – M(H)AOL

& many more to be announced



TAKING PLACE ACROSS MULTIPLE VENUES – LONDON NOVEMBER 7-13TH

Pitchfork is delighted to announce the 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 – Mavi, Mik, 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 Eyes, Wednesday 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 Aglow, which 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

Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin, returning for its second year, and Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, now on its 12th edition, will announce their festival dates and line-ups soon.

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 

pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk

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