Pitchfork Music Festival 2019
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Lineup featuring HAIM, The Isley Brothers and Robyn

Pitchfork Music Festival full 2019 lineup, includes headliners HAIM, The Isley Brothers, and Robyn. The festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park July 19-21. Tickets are available here. The festival opens on Friday with one of HAIM’s only performances of 2019, Mavis Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremih, Sky Ferreira, Low, Soccer Mommy, Julia Holter, Grapetooth, Rico Nasty, Valee, Standing on the Corner, MIKE, and Great Black Music Ensemble. On Saturday, the festival presents The Isley Brothers’ 60th Anniversary Celebration, Belle & Sebastian, Stereolab’s first North American show in a decade, Kurt Vile, Pusha T, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs, Amber Mark, Jay Som, Cate Le Bon, Tirzah, CHAI, Ric Wilson, and Lala Lala. Sunday, the final day of the festival, features Robyn, Charli…

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Pitchfork 2017
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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2017 Headliners

The Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 at Chicago’s Union Park is excited to announce the 2017 headliners. LCD Soundsystem will headline on Friday night, followed by A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday night, with Solange closing out the festival on Sunday. Get your tickets here. Additionally, the Pitchfork Music Festival is honored to announce a special collaboration with Saint Heron, the innovative label and arts platform founded by Solange Knowles. The Saint Heron-curated event series will feature an onsite art installation, film screening,…

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Looking Back: Lollapalooza 1991

When Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell started Lollapalooza 25 years ago he had no idea he was starting a revolution. What began as a touring festival has turned into a musical landmark. Though it eventually found a permanent home in Chicago, Lollapalooza now tours in five countries, including Berlin and Brazil. 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the festival and it continues to get bigger. There have been notable acts over the years, but we can’t forget what made this possible: the inaugural Lolla on July 18, 1991. Lollapalooza started out…

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Soaking It Up at Mamby on the Beach

Everyone expects the first year of a festival to be a catastrophe. There’s no way to gauge how successful it will be, really. We just buy our tickets and cross our fingers, hoping for some sort of divine intervention from the festival gods. Standing listlessly on the sidewalk in Chinatown searching for the scheduled shuttle to take me to Mamby on the Beach, the latest addition to the Chicago festival scene, I couldn’t help but wonder if its absence was a premonition of the disorganization and disaster to come. Dozens…

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