The Pitchfork Music Festival announces today the full 2018 lineup, including headliners Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Ms. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance. The 13th Annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 at Chicago’s Union Park.
The festival opens on Friday with performances by Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Mount Kimbie, Big Thief, Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Julien Baker, Saba, Open Mike Eagle, Julie Byrne, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Lucy Dacus, Melkbelly, and The Curls.
On Saturday, the festival presents Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Blood Orange, Raphael Saadiq, This Is Not This Heat, Moses Sumney, Kelela, Girlpool, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Circuit des Yeux, Nilüfer Yanya, Zola Jesus, berhana, and Paul Cherry.
Sunday, the final day of the festival, features Ms. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance, Chaka Khan, DRAM, Noname, Japandroids, (Sandy) Alex G, Alex Cameron, Smino, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Ravyn Lenae, Kweku Collins, Irreversible Entanglements, and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya.
“It's very inspiring to see the Pitchfork Music Festival come together for the thirteenth year,” said Adam Krefman, senior director, festivals and activations for Pitchfork. “It has become much more than a music festival—it's a community of artists and musicians, and also a reflection of Pitchfork as a media voice and event producer. What we do in Union Park every July resonates in Chicago, but also nationally and internationally, and we could not be prouder to present this year's artists to festivalgoers old and new.”
Committed to striking a balance between discovery and celebration through a diverse, unexpected lineup, the Pitchfork Music Festival continues to be one of the world’s most accessible and exciting weekends in music.
“Since the festival’s inception, we’ve tried to present the most unique and eclectic musical lineup,” says festival producer Mike Reed. “Unlike other festivals, music is always at the forefront, so it’s great to step back and see how diverse and inclusive the music makers and listeners have become. We hopefully do our best to reflect that by simply staying true to our initial ideals.”
The Festival offers attendees a wide array of activities beyond the music with 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty record and craft fairs. It also works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. Each year, a commitment is made to keeping Pitchfork Music Festival ticket prices affordable, while providing new and useful experiences, and working with the city’s best local vendors.
Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are on sale now for $75 a day or $175 for a three-day pass. The Pitchfork +PLUS upgrade is $375 for a three-day pass and includes a variety of exclusive amenities such as premium food vendors and private specialty bars. Details are available here.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Open Mike Eagle
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
SATURDAY, JULY 21
The War on Drugs
This Is Not This Heat
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Circuit des Yeux
SUNDAY, JULY 22
Ms. Lauryn Hill–The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance
(Sandy) Alex G
Kelly Lee Owens
For more information, including line-ups, event news and the latest updates, visit Pitchforkmusicfestival.com,
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