Intonation Music Festival

The Intonation Music Festival was a yearly summer music festival held at [ Union Park] in Chicago, Illinois.


The festival was held on July 16 - July 17, 2005. It was curated and launched by Pitchfork Media and supported by Microsoft (by way of the Xbox), Tower Records, WLUW and PETA2, among others.

The admission price was $15 per day, with a limited number of $22 two day passes that were available online only. Gates opened at noon each day.

The festival had been announced as slated for Chicago's small Pulaski Park, but with Pitchfork's success at turning it into a national attraction, the festival was moved twice, ending up in the much larger Union Park.

Saturday, July 16

*Headliner: Tortoise
*Death from Above 1979, The Go! Team, Broken Social Scene, Four Tet, Magnolia Electric Co., A.C. Newman, The M's, Head of Femur, Pelican and Prefuse 73.

DJ Tent

*Will Oldham, Jean Grae, and Laurent Lebec (member of Pelican)

Sunday, July 17

*Headliner: The Decemberists
*Les Savy Fav, The Wrens, Deerhoof, Andrew Bird, Out Hud, Xiu Xiu, Dungen, The Hold Steady and Thunderbirds Are Now!.

DJ Tent

*Diplo, El-P, and Reine Fiske (member of Dungen)


The 2006 festival was held at Union Park and curated by VICE Records and supported by KEXP. Pitchfork and independent concert promoter Mike Reed withdrew their support from the festival following their split with promotion company Skyline Chicago, who organizes the festival. Pitchfork staged their own music festival in 2006, the Pitchfork Music Festival.

Tickets went on sale on Monday, March 13 and cost $35 for a two-day pass and $20 for a single-day pass, along with a limited quantity of $25 two-day passes available.

Saturday, June 24

* Headliner: The Streets
* Ghostface Killah, The Stills, Lady Sovereign, Boredoms, Roky Erickson, Jose Gonzalez, Devin the Dude, High on Fire, Chromeo, Erase Errata, 90 Day Men, Favourite Sons

Sunday, June 25

* Headliner: Bloc Party
* Dead Prez, Robert Pollard, Jon Brion, Blue Cheer, Lupe Fiasco, Annie, Rhymefest, The Constantines, The Sword, Panthers, Bill Dolan, Tyrades


The Chicago Sun-Times reported on April 6th that the festival would not be continuing for what would have been its third year. "'We looked at what was happening this summer, and the festival crowds of Chicago are being well served at this point,' Intonation spokesman David Singer said, citing competition from the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park on July 13-15, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park on July 28, Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Aug. 3-5 and the combination of the Hideout Block Party and Metro's 25th anniversary celebration at Elston and Wabansia on Sept. 7-9." [,CST-FTR-fest06.article]

A free performance of local Chicago acts sponsored by Intonation Music Festival LLC was held October 7, 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

External links

* [ Official site]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Intonation — may refer to:*Intonation (linguistics), the variation of tone used when speaking *Intonation (music), a musician s realization of pitch accuracy, or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument *Intonation Music Festival, held in Chicago …   Wikipedia

  • Music of southern China — Music of China …   Wikipedia

  • Music of Russia — Genres Classical Pop Rock Jazz Bard VIA Chanson Hip hop Psytrance Specific forms Religious music Bell ringing …   Wikipedia

  • MUSIC — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction written sources of direct and circumstantial evidence the material relics and iconography notated sources oral tradition archives and important collections of jewish music… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Music of Israel — …   Wikipedia

  • Chamber music — For other uses, see Chamber music (disambiguation). Frederick the Great plays a flute concert in his summer palace Sanssouci; painting by Adolph Menzel Chamber music is a form o …   Wikipedia

  • New York State School Music Association — The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is the New York state level affiliate of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. NYSSMA is a professional organization that evaluates student musicians in New York state from… …   Wikipedia

  • History of religious Jewish music — This article is about the sacred and religious music of Judaism from Biblical to Modern times. For the main article on religious Jewish music, see Religious Jewish music.The history of religious Jewish music spans over two millennia and covers… …   Wikipedia

  • Arabic music — Bayad plays the oud to The Lady. from the Riyad Bayad, Arabic tale Arabic music or Arab music (Arabic: الموسيقى العربية al mūsīqā al ‘Arabīyah) is the music of the Arab World, including several genres and styles of music ranging from Arabic… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitchfork Media — URL Type of site Music webzine Registration No …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.