pitchfork festival

Pitchfork Music Festival kicks off Friday, July 19th in Chicago’s Close to West Side neighborhood. Union Park has grow to be the property of the 3-day festival, with just as several stages hosting performers from all more than the globe. Bringing with each other some of the most critically-acclaimed and up-and-coming artists of the previous year, this year’s lineup is impressive. Spanning musical genres from lo-fi indie to trap music, the festival’s eclectic artists will make for a wholly exclusive practical experience.

Whilst just about every artist is bound to give an exceptional efficiency, our group compiled a exclusive list of standout artists that we are expecting to make the most significant influence on festivalgoers this year.




Clairo has grow to be a standout in the lo-fi indie neighborhood at the early age of 20. Currently getting played Lollapalooza final year and promoting out shows in New York City, Clairo’s emotionally charged bedroom pop is gaining significant traction. Presently on tour with Khalid and constantly dropping hit singles, her sophomore album Immunity is set to drop on August 2nd. Pitchfork-goers ought to anticipate an fascinating set from the young performer, hopefully previewing songs off her upcoming album and the chance to see an artist that critics really feel will a single day be a prominent figure in the indie neighborhood.



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Soul and rap have constantly stood adjacent. Handful of performers have the capability to smoothly integrate poetic lyrics, rap flow, and the heart of soul music like MIKE. The New York City DIY rapper has dropped five albums because June 2017, two of which have been crowned Most effective New Album by Pitchfork. MIKE’s efficiency is not a single to miss subsequent weekend, as it is uncommon for him to step outdoors of Soundcloud and carry out at a festival.



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CHAI is a Japanese pop-rock group that is catching the ears of the American music circuit. Coining the term “neo-kawaii,” CHAI has stated of their most current album PUNK that the group desires to embrace their imperfections and show them to the globe by means of their music. Most of the group’s music is sung in Japanese, but the rhythm and power these ladies give off is not walled by language. Fans of each pop and rock will have the exclusive chance to see this international girl group take the stage this weekend.


Freddie Gibbs

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This will be Freddie Gibbs’ third year performing at Pitchfork, but that does not imply you ought to skip his set this time about. Gibbs is hot off the release of Madlib collaboration Bandana, a unique venture into the fight for black freedom. This album is packed with social commentary ranging from the slave trade to current police bombings. Whilst Gibbs has intertwined justice for the black neighborhood into previous projects, this is the initially complete length album to touch on such a wide selection of vital conversations. The way Freddie Gibbs performs on stage depends on place and atmosphere, so there’s no doubt that with the release of Bandana this year’s Pitchfork set will be a Freddie we have however to witness.


Earl Sweatshirt

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This is the second year in a row Earl Sweatshirt has been scheduled to play Pitchfork. Final summer season, even so, he cancelled all his shows due to anxiousness and depression (and was eventually replaced by Tierra Whack). Alongside MIKE, Earl Sweatshirt does not carry out reside extremely typically, with only 3 shows booked for the whole summer season. Considering the fact that his cancellation final year, the L.A primarily based rapper dropped Some Rap Songs, an experimental mixture of jazz and hip-hop. If nothing at all else, festival goers ought to attend his set for a after in a lifetime chance to catch this lyrical genius in individual.


Rico Nasty

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Rico Nasty is assisting to lead the pack of sturdy, talented ladies in trap. Rico’s non-forgiving and harsh flow make her a standout compared to several on this year’s lineup. Attendees ought to cease by the Maryland rapper’s set to practical experience her exclusive and chaotic power in individual prior to she begins creating her way to stadium tours in the subsequent handful of years.


Charli XCX

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Charli XCX releases some of the most danceable and exciting-loving music out of any one at Pitchfork this year. The alt-pop quyeen hasn’t produced her way out to Chicago in pretty some time, so it is fascinating that she’ll be filling a single of the festival’s headlining slots. Pitchfork will also be a single of Charli’s initially stops on her headlining tour advertising her new album Charli.


You can obtain tickets to the festival and verify out the rest of the lineup right here.