The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival is incredibly excited to announce R. Kelly, Bjork, and Belle & Sebastian will be headlining this year’s festival. The full lineup, which will include dozens of acts, will be announced over the coming weeks. Follow @pitchforkfest for the latest news, announcements and exclusive content.
The festival takes place Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 at Chicago’s Union Park. In its eighth year, the independently run, three-day event continues to be one of the most inviting, reasonably priced and exciting weekends of music around, offering a cutting edge and thoughtfully curated lineup featuring both emerging and already beloved and internationally renowned acts.
Three-day passes are currently on sale for $120 and single day tickets are available for $50 each. Three-day passes sell out very quickly so don’t delay! As previously mentioned, for the full price three-day pass, the festival is offering a special layaway program that allows fans to purchase the pass in three installments.
Update (3-4-13): Other line up announcements have just been added. In addition the festival now also welcomes Joanna Newsom, Angel Olsen, and Trash Talk. Saturday will see performances by The Breeders playing Last Splash, Rustie, Swans, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, and Mac DeMarco, in addition to previously announced headliner Belle & Sebastian. And joining R. Kelly on Sunday will be Chairlift, TNGHT, Sky Ferreira, Killer Mike, El-P, Foxygen and Tree. There are still over two dozen more artists to announce in the coming weeks.
In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival also features a wide array of other activities. The fest not only supports local businesses and economy with its 50 individual vendors and specialty fairs, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole to its 50,000 attendees of all ages from all over the world.
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