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Music

7.18.2019

Don't Miss Pitchfork Festival Chicago

This upcoming weekend the Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park for its 14th year around the sun. With 42 acts to consider in just three days, we’re here to help navigate this year’s stacked lineup. 

The festival opens on Friday with one of HAIM’s only performances of 2019. Earlier this Spring, Danielle Haim took to Instagram to share some insight on the band’s new music in preparation for the festival. “Some of it is raw as fuck, some of it is for the dance floor, some of it is us just getting weird”— we can get down with that. Also don’t miss favorites Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, and Rico Nasty who are all set to perform on the opening day/night.

Saturday and Sunday might get wet, but don’t let the rain stop you from seeing these special acts. If you do get wet, stop by the Buffalo Exchange, Futurgarb, or Transit Tees booths to pick up something dry and hit one of 13 food vendors available to GA.

On Saturday, Belle and Sebastian will perform their classic 1996 debut If You’re Feeling Sinister from start to finish for the first and last time ever in the US. Also catch Brooklyn-native Parquet Courts who collaborated with Goose Island for PMF’s one-of-a-kind beer, “Wit Awake.” Proceeds from the sale of “Wit Awake” will go to Freedom for Immigrants.

Sunday, the final day of the festival, features popular acts Robyn, Charli XCX, Whitney, Khruangbin, Clairo, Snail Mail, and JPEGMAFIA.

In the words of Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel, “It’s exciting that [PMF] features such an inclusive lineup. More than half the artists performing are women. . . the scope of this year’s booking feels especially meaningful.” So if you’re in Chi-town this weekend, go feel all the feels and soak up some divine femininity.

Images courtesy of Jackie Lee Young + Pooneh Ghana.

Stay tuned to Milk for more festival coverage.

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