Photo Credit: Joseph Mohan
The windy city of Chicago has made some noise over the weekend with the initial line-up release of the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival. The 3 day festival kicks off July 18-20th. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. If you can’t go all 3 days, don’t worry Pitchfork has got you covered with single day passes for $60. Three-day passes are available for $130 and they are going to sell out so act quickly. The headliners are; Beck, Kendrick Lamar, and Neutral Milk Hotel with support from Grimes, Pushta T, Wild Beasts, Death Grips and of course there will many more new bands for you to discover. The line up thus far screams variety and provides a sweet escape for all the EDM focused festivals coming up. Furthermore, let it be noted that is only less than half of the line up. In the up coming weeks more artists will be announced.
Kendrick Lamar has finally made his way up from supporting act (2012) to headliner and it is well deserved. Beck fans will be pleased to see him headline as he has very recently allowed a full stream of his new album Morning Phase, just in time to get everyone excited to see him perform. Pitchfork has thrown us a little surprise with the addition of Giorgio Moroder. He is the man of disco and played an important role in a key track on Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning “Random Access Memories” album.
Due to hints that Neutral Milk Hotel has made this could be the last chance fans have to see them perform as a full band for some time. I would say that’s enough to go alone. It’s going to be a great year for the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Here are the artists so far confirmed for Pitchfork Music Festival:
Sun Kil Moon
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Julie Ruin