Though they can be a near-orgy of hipster elitism self-parody, you have to give Pitchfork one thing: they can curate the hell out of a summer music festival.  Though the music website’s annual Chicago summer festival is still months away, Pitchfork has announced the “initial” lineup (i.e., “the headliners, as well as the first round of acts”).

The Pitchfork Music Festival, which runs from July 18 to July 20 at Chicago’s Union Park, will be anchored by headlining sets from Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kendrick Lamar.  Also appearing are the reunited Slowdive, Sun Kil Moon, Giorgio Morodor, Grimes, and many more—Pitchfork notes this is less than half of the full list of acts.  Expect an expanded and complete list of artists to be released over the coming days and weeks as we inch ever closer to the summer music festival season.

Tickets are currently for sale here; day passes run $60 while three-day passes are $130.


Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten


Neutral Milk Hotel
Mas Ysa
Pusha T
The Range
Circulatory System
The Julie Ruin
Wild Beasts


Kendrick Lamar

What do you think of the Pitchfork Music Festival news?