Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Second Wave of Performers, Revealing Chaka Khan & The War on Drugs

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General atmosphere during the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park on July 18, 2014 in Chicago. 

Pitchfork announced the second round of their lineup for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival on Tuesday (March 6), adding Chaka Khan, Earl Sweatshirt, The War on Drugs, and more to last week's first announcement, which revealed Tame Impala as day 1 headliner -- no new headliners were confirmed, but are expected during next week's final wave. 

In a decidedly slow unveiling, the lineup will come in waves over the next few weeks, according to a press release. Each artist's name is revealed as it's painted on an ongoing mural in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, with the process being streamed on the music site's homepage -- making the term “watching paint dry” seem all too literal. The performers are also being updated on Pitchfork's Twitter account.

2018 will mark the festival’s 13th year in Chicago’s Union Park. The performances span three days, starting July 20 and ending July 22, with single-day tickets going for $75 and three-day passes for $175 on their website.

"With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty record and craft fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole," the site adds. "We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year."

You can check out the lineup so far below:

Tame Impala
Courtney Barnett – NEW
Mount Kimbie – NEW
Big Thief – NEW
Earl Sweatshirt – NEW
Syd – NEW
Julie Byrne – NEW
Lucy Dacus
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
The War on Drugs – NEW
Raphael Saadiq
This Is Not This Heat
Moses Sumney – NEW
Girlpool – NEW
Julien Baker
Zola Jesus – NEW
berhana – NEW
Chaka Khan – NEW
Kelly Lee Owens
Irreversible Entanglements
(Sandy) Alex G
Smino – NEW
Ravyn Lenae
Kweku Collins – NEW

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