The past couple of years have seen a slow and steady drip of info regarding the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup. The reveals of the summer fest’s highlights have taken place over hourlong videos featuring artists revealing musicians and bands on murals around Chicago. Needless to say, the wait was agonizing and overlong. Thankfully this year Pitchfork has taken a different approach as they ditched the long form announcements and revealed their entire lineup in one go this morning!
This year’s headliners include HAIM, the trio of Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim, perfomring on Friday, The Isley Brothers celebrating their 60th anniversary, and the impeccable pop return of Robyn.
As always, the under-card is full of local flavor (including Mavis Staples, Lala Lala, Ric Wilson, Jeremih, Grapetooth, Valee, Dreezy, Whitney, Great Black Music Ensemble, and Tasha) and incredible touring acts (including Belle & Sebastian, Earl Sweatshirt, Snail Mail, Khruangbin, and many more!) that make Pitchfork Music Festival one of the most interesting fests in town.
The lineup continues their initiative of being more diverse and inclusive in its performers. Well over half of the acts are fronted by women or feature women prominently. The musical genres are also being much more spread out, with more hip hop and R&B finding its place on the lineup along with indie rock and pop sounds.
See the full lineup below:
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Standing on the Corner
Great Black Music Ensemble
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The Isley Brothers – 60th Anniversary Celebration
Belle & Sebastian
Cate Le Bon
Tirzah Bitchin Bajas
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Now that we know the full lineup, all we’re waiting for is the daily schedule to have us fully prepared for one of the best festivals in Chicago! Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Union Park July 19-21. Tickets are currently available for $75 a day and $175 for a three-day pass (plus fees of course). 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 $375, 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!