The online magazine's 2012 festival in France also features Julio Bashmore, John Talabot and label showcases from R&S and Italians Do It Better.
Regular readers of Pitchfork, the US-based music website, will know the breadth of the music they cover, from major-label rap stars to ultra-underground noise artists to the sort of electronic music you read about here on RA. Not surprisingly, their three-day festival covers a lot of similar ground, though dance artists are particularly well represented. Thursday's bill has James Blake, John Talabot and Tri Angle signee How To Dress Well sharing the stage with more indie-inclined acts like M83. Friday's lineup, headlined by Animal Collective, features danceable noise outfit Fuck Buttons, moody disco act Chromatics and pop newcomer Jessie Ware. The festival closes out on Sunday with crossover acts Simian Mobile Disco and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, bassy house producer Julio Bashmore and Glasgow-based maximalist Rustie.
There will also be afterparties on Thursday and Friday night, co-presented with Red Bull Music Academy. Thursday's afterparty, an R&S Records showcase, has Lone, Vondelpark, The Chain and Teengirl Fantasy booked. On Friday, Italians Do It Better will head up the afterparty, with a live set from Jupiter and DJ sets from labelhead Mike Simonetti, Lindstrom and Pilooski.