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Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 lineup

Indie rockers, hip-hop emcees and experimental artists fill out the Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 lineup
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas

Occurring each year in Union Park, Pitchfork Music Festival consistently boasts one of the most interesting summer music festival lineups, bringing together indie rockers, hip-hop artists, experimental performers and more.

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This year, Aussie psych outfit Tame Impala, folk-rockers Fleet Foxes and Ms. Lauryn Hill (performing her 1998 debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) headline the three-day festival. There's plenty of star power below the top names on the bill, including Philly guitar heroes the War on Drugs, funk legend Chaka Khan and R&B maestro Raphael Saadiq.

There's also more local talent on the bill than ever before, such as hip-hop scene mainstays Noname, Saba, Kweku Collins and Smino. You might also recognize Chicago-based acts like Ravyn Lenae, Melkbelly, the Curls, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Circuit des Yeux and Joshua Abrams & National Information Society. 

Check out the complete Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 lineup and schedule below.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 lineup

Tame Impala turned in a set in front of a crowd of thousands at Lolllapalooza on August 1, 2015.

Friday, July 20

8:30pm (Green) - Tame Impala
7:45pm (Blue) - Mount Kimbie
7:25pm (Red) - Courtney Barnett
6:30pm (Blue) - Big Thief
6:15pm (Green) - Syd 
5:15pm (Red) - Saba
5:15pm (Blue) - Julien Baker
4:15pm (Green) - Tierra Whack
4pm (Blue) - Open Mike Eagle
3:20pm (Red) - Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
2:45pm (Blue) - Julie Byrne
2:30pm (Green) - Lucy Dacus
1:45pm (Red) - Melkbelly
1pm (Green) - The Curls
Photograph: Rory O'Connor

Saturday, July 21

8:30pm (Green) - Fleet Foxes
7:45pm (Blue) - Kelela
7:25pm (Red) - The War on Drugs
6:30pm (Blue) - This Is Not This Heat
6:15pm (Green) - Blood Orange
5:15pm (Red) - Raphael Saadiq
5:15pm (Blue) - Girlpool
4:15pm (Green) - Moses Sumney
4pm (Blue) - Circuit des Yeux
3:20pm (Red) - Nilüfer Yanya
2:45pm (Blue) - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
2:30pm (Green) - Zola Jesus
1:45pm (Red) - berhana
1pm (Green) - Paul Cherry

Photograph: Max Herman

Sunday, July 22

8:30pm (Green) - Ms. Lauryn Hill (performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)
7:45pm (Blue) - Japandroids
7:25pm (Red) - Chaka Khan
6:30pm (Blue) - (Sandy) Alex G
6:15pm (Green) - DRAM
5:15pm (Red) - Noname
5:15pm (Blue) - Alex Cameron
4:15pm (Green) - Smino
4pm (Blue) - Japanese Breakfast
3:20pm (Red) - Ravyn Lenae
2:45pm (Blue) - Kelly Lee Owens
2:30pm (Green) - Kweku Collins
1:45pm (Red) - Irreversible Entanglements
1pm (Green) - Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

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