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They all join the already JUICY line-up for Pitchfork Music Festival Paris this October. Organizers have also officially started spreading the acts across the weekend. And a day-by-day program you can check out below :
For the smarter, more paranoid readers out there, we’ve got your Pitchfork Music Festival Paris weekend preparations in check with this Essential Guide to the neighbourhood, and the places to check out when you’re not actually at the venue getting lost in music. We also recommend accommodation options around the venue… SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO !
#Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, takes place on the 29th, 30th and 31st October 2015 at La Grande Halle de la Villette. It’s also Halloween weekend…
We’re proud to present our 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 Fifth installment of Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 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.
A weekend of the most progressive, original, and inspirational acts on the planet, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris returns for it’s fifth year, taking place October 29-31 at Grande Halle de La Villette.
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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”] [tabgroup layout=”vertical”] [tab title=”Le Bastringue”]This is my local dive. it’s my personal favorite joint for cheap drinks, quick, lovely home-cooked food served with a smile and that authentic-without-being-overly-over-the-top Parisian feel. Located just along the canal from the Grande Halle de la Villette (where the festival takes place) this ‘Bistrot’ ranks highly in my local dives if not on the top spot… It’s also very close to the St-Christopher Inn youth hostel if you want an better alternative to the downstairs bar (Belushi’s). See on Facebook [/tab] [tab title=”Paname Brewery Company”]The vey shiny new micro-brewery literally just opened for business at the start of this summer, Paname (“Paris” in urban french slang) Brewery Company is the place to be to unwind to some home-brewed bevvies. With a view over the canal, just opposite to the Belushi’s bar and its bustling, young, and backpacking creatures, you will definitely have something to look at, if you’re not into beer you can always order something off the menu… . See on Facebook [/tab] [tab title=”Le Perchoir”]Le Perchoir follows on my must-do list of bars this year. Weather permitting, the rooftop terrace located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris offers great panoramic views with great shots to be taken of Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre, Père Lachaise cemetery and sprawling typical Parisian skyline and endless roof sights. Go there for real nice cocktails and generally good food. Expect to queue to get up there after 5.30pm. The place fills up fast. See on Facebook [/tab] [tab title=”BarOurcq”]Le BarOurcq, is a cosmopolitan, usually packed place on summer heatwaves… Order your pints to-go and get a prime spot on the canal quay-side. See on Facebook [/tab] [/tabgroup]
Photos by Sophie Jarry (taken in 2014)
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[tabgroup layout=”vertical”] [tab title=”St Christopher’s Inn”]St Christopher’s Inn Paris is a purpose built hostel – opened in 2008. This Paris hostel is only two stops away from the Gare du Nord Eurostar station on the Paris Metro and it’s super close to Montmartre. We are proud to be one of the most modern Backpacker Hostels in Paris with the best tours, packages and facilities for the most clued up travellers in the city. See website. [/tab] [tab title=”Generator”]Generator hostel is located in Place Colonel Fabien, a vibrant Parisian neighborhood full of funky bars, restaurants, minutes away on the underground of the venue… See website. [/tab] [tab title=”Mama Shelter”]For those with deeper pockets and wanting to indulge over 3 days go for Mama Shelter. Created by the Trigano family and French philosopher Cyril Aouizerate, MAMA SHELTER was designed by Philippe Starck to offer an eclectic and electric ambiance thanks to its friendly, warm and casual common areas. See website. [/tab] [/tabgroup]
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Jump on Line 5 of the Paris 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 until 12:50 pm on weekdays and 01:40 on Friday and Saturday Nights. Getting around IS very 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.
Taxis are a rip off unless you have missed your last metro. Avoid cabs or UBER it.