While you have likely heard of Chicago’s music festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, there are plenty of other music festivals scheduled in the Windy City this summer, including radio station 101 WKQX’s PIQNIQ 2015. The one-day music festival features a lineup with nine different musical acts and is set for June 6 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Here’s what you need to know about the music festival so you can be ready to rock.
Who’s on the schedule at PIQNIQ 2015? This year’s festival includes performances by rock band Cage The Elephant, whose album Melophobia was released in 2013 to positive reviews. Punk rock band The Offspring are also set to perform. The band’s latest single “Coming for You” was released to warm reviews. Indie pop band Bleachers, as well as rock band Catfish and The Bottlemen, will also take the stage at the festival. The festival’s lineup also includes performances by rock band Joywave, alt-rock band The Mowgli’s and pop quartet Saint Motel. The performance lineup is rounded out with sets by indie pop band Smallpools, who released their album LOVETAP! earlier this year, and Vinyl Theatre, whose debut album Electrogram was released to warm reviews, are also scheduled to perform.
PIQNIQ 2015 will be held at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park). Tickets to the one-day festival were still available for purchase as of press time, and included seating on the lawn and other options. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the first performance starting at 1:30 p.m. Cage The Elephant ends the festival with a performance that is scheduled to start at 9:45 p.m. For the full schedule, check out the radio station’s website. Last year’s festival had seven musical acts, including Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars. The performance sets are scheduled on two stages, and sets do not appear to overlap. The lineup for PIQNIQ 2015 was announced via 101 WKQX’s website and in a video posted on the station’s official Facebook page in March.
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