No Intonation

Greg Kot confirms this week what most music fans had already guessed. There will be no Intonation Festival this summer in Chicago. Last year’s festival was headlined by The Streets and Bloc Party.

This year organizers went after PJ Harvey, Public Enemy and MIA, but in the end it came down to the group’s inability to pay the high prices for the talent.

I didn’t love Intonation last year as I found it dominated by too many hip-hop styled acts. Despite that, it was a great weekend as I enjoyed many of the artists and the weather was great too. We’ll have Pitchfork Festival and Lollapalooza to keep us busy this summer, with the latter to announce their lineup next week which already includes Pearl Jam as the main attraction.

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica Burke (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

    Last year’s Intonation was WAY better than Pitchfork. I was happy about the hip hop-ness of it all. It was a great melding of cultures and genres. Why were they going after such huge acts? I thought being indie and diverse was the point of the show.

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