Over the past two weeks, Pitchfork Music Festival has been carefully announcing their 2018 lineup. The reveals have taken place with a pair of hour long videos featuring artists revealing musicians and bands on a Camillo Medina mural outside of Violet Hour. However it seems they have opted out of the long form announcements and revealed the rest of their diverse and expertly curated lineup earlier this morning!
Joining Tame Impala as festival headliners will be Fleet Foxes on Saturday and Ms. Lauryn Hill closing out the fest on Sunday. This will be Fleet Foxes return to the festival after a 7 year long absence and Hill’s addition to the lineup is incredibly interesting as she will be performing her sole solo album, The Miseducation Of Ms. Lauryn Hill, in its entirety.
One of the bigger surprises is just how much of Chicago’s presence is evident on the lineup. Local highlights added this week include Paul Cherry, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Saba, and Circuit des Yeux who will be joining the previously announced local acts Melkbelly, The Curls, Ravyn Lenae, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Kweku Collins, Noname, Chaka Khan and more Chicago related acts.
See the full lineup below:
FRIDAY, JULY 20th
Tierra Whack (Earl Sweatshirt was originally scheduled to appear)
Open Mike Eagle
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
SATURDAY, JULY 21st
The War on Drugs
This Is Not This Heat
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Circuit des Yeux
SUNDAY, JULY 22nd
Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
(Sandy) Alex G
Kelly Lee Owens
Now that we know the full lineup, all we’re waiting for is the daily schedule to have us fully prepared for the one of the best festivals in Chicago! Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Union Park on July 20th-22th 2018. Tickets are currently available for $75 a day and $175 for a three-day pass . In addition to the general admission tickets, Pitchfork will be continuing their Pitchfork +Plus tier, which grants you access to premium food vendors, a private bar, snazzy bathrooms, quick entry to the festival, and more. Pitchfork +Plus will run you $365, so whether you want to spend a single day dancing along to the eclectic sounds or spend the whole weekend immersed in the rhythm, now’s your chance!