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  • Writer's pictureJulian Ramirez

Black Pumas, JaimeXX, & Alanis Morissette Headline this Year's Pitchfork Music Festival

We've all been holding our breaths waiting for Pitchfork Music Festival's lineup announcement. With the sudden changes at the festival's namesake, there's been a worry about what this years fest will hold. After a leak, some clues, and just a little more waiting, we finally have some news as the lauded festival returns to Union Park on July 19-21 with a lineup headlined by Black Pumas, JaimeXX, and Alanis Morissette!

While the indie and eclectic sounds will still dominate the majority of the festival, there is a strong lean toward more pop and mainstream forward acts this year. Add to that some very prominent legacy acts and you have a much wider scope for the festival. The number of local acts remains a little low with only Black Duck, Akenya, Angry Blackmen, Lifeguard, Kara Jackson, representing the Chicagoland area. Nonetheless, these are some amazing acts that deserve to be spotlighted on the Pitchfork stages. Of course there are some incredible touring bands set to hit the stage including 100 Gecs, Billy Woods & Kenny Segal, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie Ware, De La Soul, Brittany Howard, Muna, Grandmaster Flash and so many more!

lineup for pitchfork music festival

This year also brings some changes to the ticketing tiers. Regular GA and Plus tickets are still around at the same price (or a little less in the case of Plus), but they have opened up their VIP passes to the public. VIP tickets will offer a backstage VIP lounge with A/C bathrooms, photo portraits and special festival amenities including bar with preferred pricing and a daily curated meal. VIP will also be home to the front-of-stage viewing & double-decker Viewing Decks with elevated sightlines, both at the two main stages.

Check out their full lineup below and snag your tickets asap as they are on sale NOW! Single day passes are $109 ($199 for Plus, $379 for VIP) and 3-day passes for $219 ($399 for Plus, $699 for VIP)! Check out the full lineup below or at their website!

Friday July 19

  • Black Pumas

  • Jai Paul

  • 100 Gecs

  • Jeff Rosenstock

  • Yaeji

  • Sudan Archives

  • Amen Dunes

  • Billy Woods & Kenny Segal

  • Tkay Maidza

  • ML Buch

  • Doss

  • Rosali

  • Angry Blackmen

  • Black Duck

Saturday July 20

  • Jaime XX

  • Carly Rae Jepsen

  • Jessie Ware

  • De La Soul

  • Unwound

  • Bratmobile

  • Wednesday

  • Water From Your Eyes

  • Sweeping Promises

  • Feeble Little Horse

  • Hotline TNT

  • Kara Jackson

  • L'Rain

  • Lifeguard

Sunday July 21

  • Alanis Morissette

  • Brittany Howard

  • Muna

  • Grandmaster Flash

  • Les Savy Fav

  • Crumb

  • Jessica Pratt

  • Mannequin Pussy

  • Hailu Mergia

  • Model/Actriz

  • Nala Sinephro

  • Maxo

  • Joanna Sternberg

  • Akenya



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