Update 2: The complete Pitchfork Music Festival lineup has been revealed. Added to the docket are Ms. Lauryn Hill performing her classic The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill for its 20th anniversary, Fleet Foxes, Blood Orange, Open Mike Eagle, and Japanese Breakfast. Check out the full 2018 lineup below.
Update: The War On Drugs, Chaka Khan, Courtney Barnett, Smino, Earl Sweatshirt, Big Thief, Girlpool, Moses Sumney, Syd, Kweku Collins, Zola Jesus, Julie Byrne, berhana, and Mount Kimbie have been added to the lineup.
When popular music website Pitchfork held their first music festival in 2006, there was likely little thought to how that event would look 13 years later. But here we are, in 2018, and Pitchfork Music Festival has managed to become a major festival player, while never trying to make a leap that turns its back on its humble roots. In 2006, artists like The National, The Mountain Goats, Destroyer, Silver Jews, Diplo, and Spoon all graced the event’s lineup. And while the booking has become more inclusive in terms of both genres and demographics, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see any of those musicians performing at the fest today.
Pitchfork Music Festival will return on July 20-22 this year at its usual home of Chicago’s Union Park. As for the lineup, the website is taking its sweet time revealing the lineup, opting for a live stream of someone hand-painting the bill on a wall. So yeah, getting this year’s lineup literally involves watching paint dry.
Here is the complete lineup for Pitchfork Music Festival 2018:
Friday, July 20th
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
Tickets for the three-day event are still very reasonable for $75 per day or $175 for a three-day pass. You can get them here.