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Pitchfork Music Festival Fri Feb 13 2015

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup


2015 marks the 10th year of Pitchfork's dynamic Music Festival, in the sunny and vibrant square, Union Park, from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. To celebrate, they've rounded up a stellar crop of acts to commemorate its decade-long reign as one of Chicago's most revered music festivals. Their aim for the big 10th year lineup was to intermingle up-and-coming acts with established favorites, with an emphasis on hometown artists.

Well-loved Chicago group Wilco will headline the fest Friday evening, with the legendary Sleater-Kinney performing on Saturday evening. Chance the Rapper will bring his electric set to Union Park on Sunday to close out the weekend's events.

With stellar support from acts including Chvrches, Future Islands, Run The Jewels, the New Pornographers, and more, this year's Pitchfork Music Festival lineup is honestly the best I have seen in some time, and I've loved the lineups of years past, too. With many of these acts hailing from Chicago, including Vic Mensa and I LOVE MAKONNEN, there will be no shortage of Chicago love throughout the weekend as the fest's visitors enjoy the tunes.

Friday, July 17
Panda Bear
Mac DeMarco
Steve Gunn
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Jessica Pratt
Natalie Prass
Ryley Walker

Saturday, July 18
Sleater Kinney
Future Islands
New Pornographers
Todd Terje & The Olsens
Kurt Vile
Parquet Courts
Ariel Pink
Vic Mensa
A$AP Ferg
Ex Hex
Vince Staples
Future Brown
Mr. Twin Sister
Jimmy Whispers

Sunday, July 19
Chance The Rapper
Run The Jewels
Jamie xx
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
Courtney Barnett
Perfume Genius
The Julie Ruin
How To Dress Well
A. G. Cook
Viet Cong
Bitchin Bajas
Single Mothers

Tickets for Pitchfork Music Festival, especially three-day passes, are notorious for their quick sell-out each year, and I'm sure the demand for this year's output will be vast. Tickets are on sale now, with three-day passes available for $150 in limited quantities, and single day passes available for $65. Pitchfork Music Festival is located in Union Park, at 1501 W. Randolph St.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


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Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
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Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
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Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
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Jam Productions
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Kranky Records
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Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
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Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
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