Today, Pitchfork Music Festival unveiled the three headliners for the 2017 edition of Chicago’s best music festival (in our humble opinion, at least), which will take over Union Park on July 14th-16th. What was originally slated to be a hand-painted reveal by local Chicago artist Shelby Rodeffer was spoiled by a preemptive email blast to presale ticket buyers from ticket broker TicketFly. Normally, this sort of lineup (or in this case, headliner) reveal can be a little lame (lookin’ at you Bonnaroo…), but at least Pitchfork Fest kept it local utilizing Rodeffer painting a Chicago outdoor wall space, and a festival topline this massive deserves to be celebrated as much as possible.
This year’s fest will feature LCD Soundsystem headlining Friday night, A Tribe Called Quest headlining Saturday, and Solange closing the festival on Sunday. In addition, Solange’s Saint Heron label and art collective will curate events throughout Chicago over the weekend. Check out the full schedule for the Saint Heron events below.
Tickets are on sale now, but with headliners like this I wouldn’t expect them to last long. Single day tickets can be purchased for $75, three-day passes run you $175, and this year there is a Pitchfork +Plus option with a bunch of extra amenities for those who shell out $365 for a three-day pass. Check out full details and purchase your tickets here!
The full lineup and further details are going to be rolling out soon, so check back as we’ll be bringing you further details as we get them.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Lineup
A Tribe Called Quest
Saint Heron Event Schedule
- Thursday, July 13th @ Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank – Saint Heron curated evening of film and discussion.
- Friday, July 14th @ Soho House Chicago – Poetry reading and discussion presented by Young Chicago Authors and Saint Heron
- Saturday, July 15th @ The Promontory – Saint Heron Presents an After Fest Jazz Jam & Party featuring the select house band and special surprise guests
- Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 16th On-site Saint Heron Installation Space – Saint Heron will feature works from contemporary black art makers for the duration of the festival.