It’s entering its fourth edition this year, and boy oh boy does the line-up sound finger-licking awesome. We’re proud to submit here the essential guide to the artists showing up this year as well as some very practical information you might need to make your journey / stay here in my neck of the woods THAT much easier in terms of transportation, accommodation and general information on what is going on around the venue and in the beautiful neighbourhood of mine : The 19th arrondissement of the City Of Lights. Paris that is.
So the Fourth installment of Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place over three days with some of the most upcoming, great and generally awesomest acts to hits the interwebs, airwaves and to have rocked the global music scene this year and past. With emphasis on acts that have not had the chance to play at the American edition of Pitchfork Music Festival in recent years to keep things fresh and tasty for us Europeans.
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The festival is a brilliant indoor venue, not to mention HUGE and people who have attended before will tell you that it’s one of the best festivals around because it is still pretty much human sized, it’s not mammoth like a Glastonbury and above all it is indoors. In November : it better be. And usually sees one of the best line-up around if you are looking for something a little more progressive, avant-garde, upcoming than any other festival holding place out there. The venue itself is great, sound, lights and scenography is top notch. Not to mention it takes place inside a big park in my neighbourhood. in the cosmopolitan center of Paris. The French capital :[title maintitle=”Where To Drink ?” subtitle=”A bunch of nearby Bars/Restaurants/Bistro you really need to check”]
Jump on Line 5 of the underground and get off at “Porte de Pantin – Parc de la Villette” you will exit and immediately see where you’ll be heading. Aim towards the huge metal structure behind the fountain with lions guarding the park entrance. Once you enter the festival grounds, you will not be able to exit for amenities. Bringing in food and drinks is not permitted. You will be able to purchase festival tokens to then buy bevvies, and munchies. But you’ve been warned, it can get pricey !
Most sights in Paris are within a half-hour tube ride. The network is very easy to get around and runs every 3/5 minutes at all hours of the day. Metro/underground runs from 5.40 am to 12.30 / 1am every day of the week and extend to 2am on weekends. Getting around IS easy. Choose your destination on the map, workout the best way to get there with a combination of changes, lines, and aim for a direction on each line (usually the end stop or terminus) , get off at your desired location/station. Dodge any Parisians on your way.
Velib’ or bike-sharing IS THE WAY FORWARD. Get yourself kitted out with a weekly pass and ride as much as you want around Paris for free if you keep your journeys under a half-hour (30 minutes). You can also walk around the city for free.
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