5 must-see artists at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

By: AXS Contributor Jul 11, 2017
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This weekend Pitchfork Music Festival will once again take over Chicago's Union Park. Watching the headliners is a no-brainer, but which other acts are worth the time to see live this weekend? Thankfully, there's an abundance of artists featured on the lineup that you won't want to miss. 

Before we get to the supporting acts, lets review the headliners, which are an eclectic group of artists. On Friday, July 14 LCD Soundsystem will close out the first night of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. On Saturday, July 15 A Tribe Called Quest will reunite on stage for an hour and twenty minute long set. Last but certainly not least, on Sunday, July 16 Solange will close out the festival. 

All three of those acts are must-see artists at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017, but those going already know that, so lets get down to which non-headlining performances should be watched. 

  • Joey Purp
    One Chicago artist that'll be at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 is rapper Joey Purp. He released his second album iiiDrops last year, and it
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    One Chicago artist that'll be at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 is rapper Joey Purp. He released his second album iiiDrops last year, and it features his fellow Chicago rappers Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper. Festival goers can give him some hometown love Sunday, July 16 when he performs on the Blue Stage from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

  • PJ Harvey
    On Saturday, July 15 PJ Harvey will perform on the Red Stage from 7:25 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Those attending Pitchfork should already be aware o
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    On Saturday, July 15 PJ Harvey will perform on the Red Stage from 7:25 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Those attending Pitchfork should already be aware of her, but if not she's an English singer-songwriter whose released nine studio albums over the last 25 years. 

    With that much time honing not only her music, but also her live stage performance she's surely going to put on a spectacular show. 

  • Angel Olsen
    Angel Olsen released her first studio album five years ago, and since then she's become a staple in the indie world. She started gaining a b
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    Angel Olsen released her first studio album five years ago, and since then she's become a staple in the indie world. She started gaining a bit of mainstream success last year thanks to her single "Shut Up Kiss Me." She's bound to put on a fun set that's full of her singles and tracks from her latest studio album, My Woman

    You can catch Angel Olsen's performance at Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, July 15 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the Green Stage.

  • Vince Staples
    In 2017 Vince Staples saw his career skyrocket. Earlier this year his single "Big Fish" reached No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
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    In 2017 Vince Staples saw his career skyrocket. Earlier this year his single "Big Fish" reached No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, which is from his second studio album Big Fish Theory. That album came out last month and features such heavy hitters in the hip-hop world as Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, and Ty Dolla Sign. 

    He's gaining even more exposure by playing shows with Gorillaz this summer and fall. If he's good enough to tour with Gorillaz, then you better bet he's one to watch this weekend. His set takes place Friday, July 14 on the Green Stage from 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

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