The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival turns five this year and returns to Chicago’s Union Park, on Friday, July 16 - Sunday, July 18. This three-day event will once again showcase a variety of musical acts and performers from around the world, playing on three stages in Chicago’s breezy park setting.

In past years at Pitchfork, artists included newer acts like Animal Collective, Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Owen Pallett, The National, The Antlers, Yeasayer, among many more. The festival has also presented a diverse mix of internationally renowned bands such as The Flaming Lips, Jarvis Cocker, The Jesus Lizard, Spoon, Yoko Ono, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Tortoise, Dinosaur Jr., Cat Power, Silver Jews, Yo La Tengo, Slint, Os Mutantes and Iron & Wine.

Independently run (by Pitchfork Media), affordable and consistently sold-out, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans from around the globe.

Tickets for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be on sale Friday, February 5th, with single-day tickets for $40 and three-day passes for $90. The first round of bands will be announced on Friday, February 5th as well. Two-day passes will not be available for purchase. This year, Friday¬ís performances will begin earlier to present fans with a longer first day of music. Tickets can be purchased at www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.–Above: Klaxons live at Pitchfork Festival 2007 (photo by Gavin Paul)