2018 Pitchfork Music Festival poster

2018 Pitchfork Music Festival poster

Courtesy of Pitchfork Music Festival

The full lineup for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival  is out. The festival, that’s set to take place at Union Park in Chicago July 20-22, had already announced a very impressive and diverse list of scheduled performers including Tame Impala, D.R.A.M., The War on Drugs , Mount Kimbie, Courtney Barnett and the legendary Chaka Khan, but now the roster goes over the top with the addition of another 14 acts including Fleet Foxes, Saba and Ms. Lauryn Hill. In honor of it being the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Hill will perform the work in its entirety.

Open Mike Eagle and the Curls are new additions to the lineup, and they'll play on opening day, Saturday, July 20.  Blood Orange, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Circuit des Yeux, British soul singer Nilüfer Yanya, and Chicago’s own Paul Cherry are new additions to the festival on Saturday, July 21. The closing day roster has been beefed-up with the addition of Noname, Alex Cameron, Japanese Breakfast and the Chicago-based rapper/multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya.

The Pitchfork Music Festival works to support local businesses and promote the Chicago arts and food communities, and with that in mind festival-goers can expect to find plenty of local vendors and craftspeople on hand with Chicago-centric food items and regionally-inspired artworks. About 50 vendors in all are expected to take part, and there’ll also be a special record fair for vinyl fans.

Part of the festival’s support for the local arts scene includes having lots of Chicago-based musicians on the roster, and besides Cherry and Ogbonnaya, Pitchfork will also shine a spotlight on Chi-Town’s latest sensation, teenage singer Ravyn Lenae. Other notable acts appearing during this 13th edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival will be Raphael Saadiq, Earl Sweatshirt, Lucy Dacus, Zola Jesus, Kelela, (Sandy) Alex G, Japandroids and Big Thief.

Ticket options for the festival include a day pass, three-day pass, and a VIP ticket called Pitchfork +PLUS. Ticket information and the complete list of performers can be found here.