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Humans Of #P4Kparis ☝︎


It took quite some time to digest the amount of music we were subject to during the marathon that is Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris. At la Grande Halle De La Villette in my very own neighbourhood, After 2 weeks, we still have some reservations on this year’s edition. Maybe it was the fact that a hell a lot of foreigners didn’t make it to the festival because of Brexit, The Pound being weak, and of course the 2015 terrorist attacks that didn’t help selling those 3-day passes compared to previous years.

Lineup wise, this year’s edition felt like you were kind of stuck with a ‘pot-pourri’ of acts that didn’t really gel together. Literally force-fed like French gooses ramping up for Christmas season. Force-fed on a variety of acts you have no connection to, force-fed on over priced burgers and merchandising. Something I really came to realise in this last edition. It has become a gimmick really but the line-up for the 6th year of Main Event of Pitchfork Music Festival at the Grande Halle De La Villette was very much under-par compared to the previous editions. Unlike the Avant Garde block party that took place two days earlier.

There were some highlights thought during which we recognized the true essence of the festival and why it was still a must see/attend event. 2016 saw Shame brilliantly rise to our top bands on the circuit with their raw take on punk, garage and rock attitude. Bonzaï could have been moved to a later slot and rock the venue, Aldous RH was also high on our list and opened the festival in the best possible ways. Abra, the self-proclaimed darkwave duchess stole the show and a few heart this year with her powerful set. Todd Terje was another great act to have already graced us with their funky beats as well as Joey Purp, Bat For Lashes and Whitney.

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All photo credits go to Michela Cuccagna. Feast on those brilliant photos from the festival. Thanks again Michela ! Truly appreciated…

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[title maintitle=”Thursday 27th October” subtitle=”ALDOUS RH – LUCY DACUS – PARQUET COURTS – SUUNS – FLOATING POINTS – MOUNT KIMBIE – DJ SHADOW – NICK MURPHY”]

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[title maintitle=”Friday 28th October” subtitle=”C DUNCAN – PORCHES – BONZAÏ – BRANDT BRAUER FRICK – EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – TODD TERJE – BAT FOR LASHES – MODERAT”]

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[title maintitle=”Saturday 29th October” subtitle=”JOEY PURP – WHITNEY – ABRA – SHAME – ACID ARAB – MINOR VICTORIES – MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE – WARPAINT -DAPHNI – TALE OF US – M.I.A.”]

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See you next year #P4Kparis, thanks for the memories and music. Special thanks to Pauline, Michela, Melissa, and Sophie for making this possible.

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