“Pitchfork” is widely respected as one of the best indie music publications in the world, so it is not surprising that they also put on one of the best festivals every year in Chicago. The 2018 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival will take place in Union Park on July 20-22, and the iconic indie festival just released a large portion of the lineup this afternoon.
The lineup reveal began this morning with a local artist painting names on a mural. The painting process took a few hours to reveal approximately one-third of the entire festival lineup. The rest of the acts will be revealed in a similar manner on March 6 and 13. While only 14 artists were revealed today, there is still a lot of get indie rock, r&b and electronic music fans excited.
There were several big names announced today, but only one headliner was revealed. Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala will be the headlining act on Friday, July 20. Some of the other top acts that just got announced include Rafael Saadiq, This Is Not This Heat, DRAM, Julien Baker, Japandroids, (Sandy) Alex G and Kelly Lee Owens. Saadiq is one of the most iconic R&B artists of all-time, so it is rather exciting to hear that he is not one of the top names on the lineup.
Tickets for Pitchfork Music Festival are on sale right now. A three-day pass will cost $175. You can also purchase a pass for one day of the festival for only $75. An upgraded VIP experience called Pitchfork Plus will let you enjoy private bars, exclusive food establishments, air-conditioned bathrooms and shaded viewing areas throughout the festival for $375. The festival will surely sell out before July, so you will want to get tickets while they are still available.