Summer can’t come soon enough and music fans in Chicago can reflect back on warm weather as the Pitchfork Music Festival shared its anticipated 2019 lineup.
With headlining performances from HAIM, Robyn and The Isley Brothers (in celebration of their 60th anniversary), Pitchfork will also boast performances from Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremih, Mavis Staples, Belle & Sebastian, Charli XCX and more. Tickets for Pitchfork are on sale for $75 for single day tickets and $175 for a weekend pass. Fans can visit the festival’s official websitefor tickets and more information.
Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival is celebrating its 13th year of bringing great live music to Chicago, and earlier this morning the festival shared the first wave of its 2018 lineup.
Performing at this year’s Pitchfork, on July 20-22nd at Union Park, will be names like Tame Impala, DRAM, Kelela, Japandroids, (Sandy) Alex G and more. And if you’re still on the fence, don’t waste any time because the full lineup will be revealed in three parts over the next few weeks, with a hand-painted mural in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
Check out the first wave of artists for Pitchfork 2018 below, and get your passes for the festival here!
Friday, July 20
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Saturday, July 21
This Is Not This Heat
Sunday, July 22
Kelly Lee Owens
(Sandy) Alex G
Earlier todayChicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival revealed it big 2016 lineup. Taking place again at Union Park, this year’s festival will be held on July 15th to the 17th and while it didn’t add a 4th day like Lollapalooza, it will feature some awesome performances. Tickets for the big event are on sale now, so get themhere while you still can.
If you can only go one day, then you will have your work cut out for you, as the talent is spread around throughout the entire weekend. On Friday fans will see performances from Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mick Jenkins, Twin Peaks, Girl Band, Broken Social Scene and more. On Saturday you can see some awesome sets from Anderson .Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Blood Orange, Sufjan Steven and Savages, to name a few. Finally to close the festival on Sunday you can catch performances from FKA Twigs, Jeremih, Kamasi Washington, Miguel, Neon Indian, Empress Of, Thundercat and many more.
Check out the entire Pitchfork Music Festival lineup below!
Meaghan Garvey, known most for her contributions to the Chicago based publication Pitchfork, has followed the footsteps of Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman tonight by exposing a music executive with some huge allegations. First taking to Twitter, to speak on Amber Coffman’s allegations that publicist Heathcliff Berru sexually assaulted here (which has since led to other women coming forward), Garvey told her followers a story in which she was victimized by an A&R rep.
Naming Gustavo Guerro of Distrolord (the marketing and distribution team who represents AraabMuzik, Young Chop and others), Garvey claims that Guerro invited her to interview rapper Chief Keef. After some partying, Garvey recounts waking up naked with little memory, with Guerro explaining “you wanted to fuck me.” According to Garvey, before she blacked out she had previously pushed Guerro (who knew Garvey was married) off of her. She also accused the A&R rep of blackmailing her with the implication that if she told others, that her husband would find out and “be so pissed.”
Of course while only two people know the exact details of what happened in this case, if what Garvey, Coffman and others say is true about some select men in the music industry, then hopefully they get everything thats coming to them in one way or another. Sexual assault is nothing to take lightly.
Chicago doesn’t only get its fair share of wind, but it can get quite a bit of rain as well. Fans of the Pitchfork Music Festival learned so first hand as stormy weather and a Chicago-area Tornado Watch prompted an evacuation of the festival, leaving fans of affected performers like Vince Staples (whose performance was cancelled) and Ariel Pink (whose performance was almost rained out) very disappointed at mother nature. Luckily as of 4:20 P.M., fans were allowed back into the festival grounds. Let’s hope that no more evacuations or cancellations are left to come, although Chicago is still under a tornado watch until 10:00 P.M.
Things probably got awkward after Drake dissed his OVO Sound artist, Atlanta’s “Tuesday” rapper iLoveMakonnen, on his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Latemixtape. But that isn’t stopping Makonnen, as he just released his new Drink More Water 5 mixtape. This 11-track installment of Makonnen’s Drink More Water series has tracks with Migos, Fredo Santana, Rich The Kid and more. Chicago fans will have two chances to catch some of these tracks live as Makonnen will be traveling to the Windy City on his upcoming “Loudest of the Loud” tour, as well as Pitchfork this summer.
Pitchfork has just announced the lineup for its 2015 music festival and not only is it full of huge hometown names, it is full of other great acts as well. Representing the city of Chicago includes artists like Wilco, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa (who was just featured on Kanye’s new song ‘Wolves’). Other acts include Sleater Kinney, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, iLoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg, Chvrches, The New Pornographers, Panda Bear, Jamie xx, Vince Staples, and more! Check out the full lineup below, Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 17-19 at Union Park in Chicago.