Public Enemy To Play In Pitchfork’s Sandbox

noah | March 10, 2008 4:15 am

I had a pretty good time at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival–it had a solid lineup, cheap water, and gorgeous weather–and the initial announcement for this year’s festival, which is taking place July 18-20, is making me excited to head back to Chicago this summer. Vampire Weekend’s presence ensures that there will be a ton of heated arguments by the beer stalls; Animal Collective’s participation will probably not satiate Jim DeRogatis’ wariness over Pitchfork’s similarities to Rolling Stone, so we’ll be treated to another year of seeing him sitting around the press area with a surly look; and most importantly, Public Enemy is performing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back in its entirety as part of the festival’s annual “Don’t Look Back” series. Full list of announced artists after the jump.

• The Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow’s Parties present “Don’t Look Back” featuring PUBLIC ENEMY performing “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE • SPIRITUALIZED • !!! • M. WARD • BORIS • VAMPIRE WEEKEND • DIZZEE RASCAL • NO AGE • ATLAS SOUND • FLEET FOXES • EXTRA GOLDEN • EL GUINCHO