Among the headliners that Intonation had pursued were PJ Harvey, Public Enemy and MIA. Jon Brion had been approached about curating the festival, but the heavy competition for talent raised the price of many of the artists beyond Intonation’s ability to pay.
I’m not too surprised by this given the five million bands they usually book for Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork Music Festival being way ahead on their lineup announcement. They’re going to be putting on some shows this year under the Intonation moniker and plans for future years are obviously way up in the air at this point.
As a music festival evangelist, I am quite saddened to see one of the Chicago festivals that had been successful in prior years (at least in my eyes) all of a sudden announcing that they don’t really have anything ready to go for this year. I’d hope to they work like hell to return and give us music fans something else to latch onto next summer. We’ll have to just wait and see…
(via Gapers Block)