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.
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
The War on Drugs
This Is Not This Heat
Kelly Lee Owens
(Sandy) Alex G