3 Days at Pitchfork Festival Paris 2018

Picture by Alban Gendrot

For the 3rd year in a row, we made our way to one of  the most exciting events in Paris: Pitchfork Music Festival. Gathering some of the best talents of the indie and electronic music scene, the main event takes places in the Grande Halle of La Villette.

Just happening in the middle of a long weekend in Paris, the festival gathered the most music-addicts Parisians as well as foreigners who especially came for the occasion. The main event started on a Thursday night, and we arrived just in time for Etienne Daho‘s live. Let’s be honest, I don’t really listen to his music but was surprised in a good way by his live show.

Next was The Voidz, the new band of Julian Casablancas. As a fan of The Strokes, I was glad to see him live for the first time. Julian is really into the show, a bit crazy, and it’s good to discover his new band live. It’s then already time for the last live of the first night, from none other than Mac de Marco.

Mac DeMarco by Vincent Arbelet

The second night started with Lewis OfMan for us. We had a great memory of his live at Cabourg Mon Amour this summer, and were looking forward to seeing him again. The next live we really wanted to see next was the Canadian funky band Chromeo. This duo has a great scenography and managed to make the crowd really into it.

Chromeo by Matt Lief Anderson Photography

Another really expected live was Blood Orange, who played his smooth songs with the help of musicians and gospel singers. Friday ended with a DJ set by Kaytranada, that we’ve already saw at Pitchfork 4 years ago. His groovy tunes and new visuals were a perfect conclusion to that night, before coming back on Saturday for the club part.

To recover and be able to enjoy the club sets until, we skipped the live shows on Saturday. We arrived during Jeremy Underground‘s set, a French DJ we already had the chance to see 3 or 4 times. As usual, he alternates between disco classics, house songs and a small touch of acid.

DJ Koze followed on the other stage, surrounded by plants. His set started very chill with nice melodic songs, and progressively evolved to a more club sound. He even paid tribute to Laurent Garnier with “Crispy Bacon“. Of course, he ended his set with his hit “Pick Up“, that we’ve heard everywhere this summer. We then had the chance to see Peggy Gou for the first time, followed by Avalon Emerson and Daniel Avery.

DJ Koze by Alban Gendrot