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Early bird Pitchfork 2018 tickets are (already) on sale

Written by
Grace Perry

Still fantasizing about those incredible performances from LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange we saw in July? You’ll be pleased—though unsurprised—to learn that Pitchfork is officially returning to Union Park next year. The three-day music festival will take over the West Loop park July 20–22. The lineup hasn't been revealed just yet, but early bird tickets went on sale here earlier today.

If you've already blocked off the summer weekend, grab a three-day pass for $150 before the price is bumped up to $175 on January 1. One-day passes are available for $65 each. Pitchfork +PLUS, the festival's VIP-but-not-VIP section, will return in 2018, with weekend passes going for $350 apiece (they'll go for $375 come 2018). Those swanky passes include access to premium food and drink vendors. Last year, Land and Sea Dept. helmed the private dining area with bites from Parson's Chicken & Fish, Lost Lake and Lonesome Rose. Guests with +PLUS access are also treated to air-conditioned bathrooms, shaded seating areas, charging stations, re-entry privileges and expedited entry. (You're laughing now, but A/C at a summer music festival is absolutely clutch.)

Once you’ve got your ticket, it’s time to get your hip-as-heck outfit assembled and start speculating who will play Pitchfork 2018. Here’s hoping for a Carly Rae Jepsen encore.

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