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The War On Drugs plays the festival’s Paris incarnation in 2014.
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Exactly one week after announcing an initial wave of acts led by Tame Impala, Raphael Saadiq, and DRAM, Pitchfork has announced a second wave of artists for the 13th edition of its Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park. They did so by literally asking viewers to watch paint dry, as an artist painted the names of each of the newly announced performers onto a mural in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Among those recently added to the Pitchfork lineup are The War On Drugs, Earl Sweatshirt, Courtney Barnett, Moses Sumney, and Zola Jesus, along with a headlining set from Chaka Khan, who we wouldn’t necessarily expect to see on a Pitchfork lineup, but we’re glad is finally getting her hipster-recognition due.

The Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place from July 20-July 22. A complete (at least until the third wave is announced next week) list of performers is below, with new additions noted in bold. Tickets for the festival are currently on sale here. 


Friday, July 20

Tame Impala

Courtney Barnett

Mount Kimbie

Big Thief

Earl Sweatshirt


Julie Byrne

Lucy Dacus


Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Saturday, July 21

The War on Drugs

Raphael Saadiq

This Is Not This Heat

Moses Sumney



Julien Baker

Zola Jesus


Sunday, July 22

Chaka Khan


Kelly Lee Owens

Irreversible Entanglements


(Sandy) Alex G


Ravyn Lenae

Kweku Collins

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