Courtney Barnett to headline Portland’s iconic Pickathon Festival 2024

Courtney Barnett

If you’ve ever been to Pickathon Festival, located at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley just outside of Portland, Oregon, you’ll know just how special a festival it is. And after finally getting confirmation the much lauded event (including by me) would be returning to Pendarvis Farm, the festival has announced its 1-4 August 2024 lineup.

Fruit Bats play the 2019 Pickathon. Photo by Larry Heath.

Topping the bill is Australia’s own Courtney Barnett. She’ll be joined by Bonnie Prince Billy, Geese, Durand Jones, The Soul Rebels, Bella White, Australia’s Vacations and many, many more.

The full lineup is pictured below.

On my experience at the 2019 event, I said, “After 21 years, Pickathon is a festival that has perfected its craft. From the festival goer experience to camping, to how well artists are looked after, and even just getting in and out of the event – there is nothing about the event to critique negatively. This world class event belongs fixed permanently on everyone’s must attend list. And it promises to give you some amazing musical discoveries along the way.”

And that doesn’t even begin the mention the beauty of the festival, from the uniquely designed stages (including a forest stage built into the trees) to the immersive art and the attendees themselves.

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Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.