The festival also announced what they are calling a “special collaboration” with headliner Solange Knowles’ Saint Heron, a label and arts platform. The partnership will include an onsite art installation space with contemporary African American art as well as film screenings, art talks, late-night jazz sessions and more throughout Chicago.
The announced Saint Heron events thus far include a night of film and discussion on July 13 at the Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank; a poetry reading and talk presented with Young Chicago Authors at Soho House Chicago on July 14; and an After Fest Jazz Jam & Party on July 15th at The Promontory with a “special surprise guest.”
LCD Soundsystem will headline Pitchfork on Friday July 14, Tribe on July 15 and Solange closes out the festival on Sunday, July 16. Additional line-up announcements as well as more Saint Heron events will be made in the coming weeks.
Last year’s line-up included Kamasi Washington and Miguel, Brian Wilson (performing the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds), Carly Rae Jepsen, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House and FKA Twigs. In 2015, the year that Conde Nast acquired Pitchfork, Chance the Rapper, Wilco and Sleater-Kinney headlined the festival.
Tickets for this year’s Pitchfork festival will now increase to $75 a day and $175 for a three-day pass from the $65/$165 tier when early-bird tickets first went on sale in November.
This year’s event is also offering a VIP tier called “Pitchfork +PLUS” which at $365 for a three-day pass includes access to premium food, specialty bars, deluxe bathrooms, shaded seating areas, cell-phone chargers, storage lockers and come-and-go entry.