Pitchfork Music Festival Reveals the First Names on Its 2018 Lineup

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Tue February 27, 2018 | 13:50 PM

Thirteen years in, Pitchfork Music Festival remains renowned as an event for diehard music enthusiasts (and is especially friendly to those on a budget), as every year comes with a savvy mixture of more mainstream names and ultra-cool, rising underground talent.

This year so far, the festival has revealed Tame Impala, DRAM, Raphael Saadiq (who is up for an Oscar for his song with Mary J. Blige, "Mighty River," from the film Mudbound), This Is Not This Heat, (Sandy) Alex G, Japandroids, Kelela, Julien Baker, Ravyn Lenae, Kelly Lee Owens, Melkbelly, Lucy Dacus, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, and Irreversible Entanglements as the first wave of artists set to perform at the Chicago event.

Check out the livestream of the announcement below:

The festival, while boasting a heavy focus on music as the main course, also features plenty of local food, record, and craft vendors that celebrate the city of Chicago in a big way. There are even opportunities for its 60,000 attendees to stretch their activist wings.

Pitchfork Music Festival takes place in Union Park, in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, from July 20-22, 2018. Tickets are available here.