Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has announced its preliminary lineup for 2014. The three-day festival held in Union Park from July 18-20 will be headlined this year by Beck, Kendrick Lamar and Neutral Milk Hotel. Two of the headliners are returning to music after a long time away.
Beck will be releasing a new album, Morning Phase, in February, his first studio album since 2008’s Modern Guilt. He has toured occasionally in the years since his last album, but will be gearing up for more live performances after releasing his first studio album in almost six years. Neutral Milk Hotel is in a reunion phase with the original band lineup that put out their best-known record, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, from 1998. The reunion has become incredibly popular and Neutral Milk Hotel tickets have been in demand for every show they’ve played along the tour. Kendrick Lamar is rumored to be currently working on a new album to follow up his major label debut, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar has recently made a splash by performing live mashups with Imagine Dragons both at the Grammys and on Saturday Night Live.
Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are now available for single days and a three-day passes. More lineup announcements are expected at a later date for additional performers. Announced performers so far are listed below:
- July 18: Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Sun Kil Moon, Factory Floor, Death Grips, Haxan Cloak, Sharon Van Etten
- July 19: Neutral Milk Hotel, TuneYards, Mas Ysa, Pusha T, the Range, Ka, Circulatory System, the Julie Ruin, Wild Beasts
- July 20: Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Slowdive, DIIV
(Updated 3/25) More acts have been added to the lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival:
St. Vincent, ScHoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Cloud Nothings, Danny Brown, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Real Estate, Hudson Mohawke, Deafheaven, Dum Dum Girls, Jon Hopkins, Majical Cloudz, Mutual Benefit, Speedy Ortiz, Kelela, The Field, SZA, Hundred Waters, FKA Twigs, Isaiah Rashad, Empress Of, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, and Twin Peaks.