Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes Added as Headliners at Pitchfork 2018

Article by: emily ward|@_drawylime

Tue March 13, 2018 | 14:40 PM

Back in February, Pitchfork Music Festival  teased a small sample of confirmed headliners for their July 2018 with Tame Impala, DRAM, Raphael Saadiq, Julien Baker, and This is Not This Heat. Cut to now and the festival world's savviest music fest has dropped in our laps a fresh, full lineup packed with a robust mix of independent and alternative acts, can't-miss classic artists and a bevy of new acts to discover. 

News that Lauryn Hill will top the fest's closing night with a performance of her classic album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," on its 20th anniversary, has the festival world giddy. Joining Ms. Hill and the aforementioned Tame Impala, DRAM and Raphael Saadiq in this newest announce are Chaka Khan, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Blood Orange, Mount Kimble, Earl Sweatshirt, Kelela, Japandroids and dozens more of today's buzziest acts.

Both in print and on stage, Pitchfork rewards passionate music fans with hot takes on who's hot and fresh. Between established stars like Tame Impala and Fleet Foxes, exciting alternative artists on the cusp of stardom like Blood Orange, Saba and Moses Sumney and classic players like Chaka Khan and Ms. Lauryn Hill, there's nowhere better to be this summer than Union Park.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 will be held July 20-22, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, at Union Park. Tickets are available here.

Pitchfork Music Fest 2018 Lineup 1

Photo by: Pitchfork Music Festival

Friday, July 20

  • Tame Impala
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Big Thief
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Syd
  • Julien Baker
  • Saba
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • Julie Byrne
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
  • Lucy Dacus
  • Melkbelly
  • The Curls

Saturday, July 21

  • Fleet Foxes
  • The War on Drugs
  • Blood Orange
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • This Is Not This Heat
  • Moses Sumney
  • Kelela
  • Girlpool
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Circuit des Yeux
  • Nil├╝fer Yanya
  • Zola Jesus
  • berhana
  • Paul Cherry

Sunday, July 22

  • Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
  • Chaka Khan
  • DRAM
  • Noname
  • Japandroids
  • (Sandy) Alex G
  • Alex Cameron
  • Smino
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Kelly Lee Owens
  • Ravyn Lenae
  • Kweku Collins
  • Irreversible Entanglements
  • Nnamdi Ogbonnaya