the pitchfork festival lineup is packed with your favorite artists

we give it a 10.0

Pitchfork announced the lineup for their 2015 festival, and they're keeping it very—how shall we put this—Pitchfork. Unlike their festival brethren, where headlining spots are reserved for stadium-sized acts, Pitchfork's headliners are more acquired tastes. It's a nice touch: Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance the Rapper will close out all three nights, and while all three acts definitely have huge, and hugely devoted, fan bases, they still maintain some of that Pitchfork cred. As for the rest of the festival's lineup—which includes acts like Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco, Future Islands, Perfume Genius, and many more—there is only one word we can think of to describe it and it starts with a 'P' and ends with an 'itchfork.' The festival will be held in Chicago's Union Park on July 17, 18, and 19, and tickets are on sale this very second. You can see the festival lineup, which is filled with acts you heard before anyone else, below. 

Friday:

Wilco
Chvrches
Panda Bear
Mac DeMarco
iLoveMakonnen
Iceage
Ought
Steve Gunn
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Jessica Pratt
Natalie Prass
Ryley Walker

Saturday

Sleater-Kinney
Future Islands
New Pornographers
Todd Terje & The Olsens
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Parquet Courts
Ariel Pink
Vic Mensa
A$AP Ferg
Ex Hex
Vince Staples
Future Brown
Shamir
Mr Twin Sister
Protomartyr
Jimmy Whispers
Bully

Sunday

Chance the Rapper
Run the Jewels
Caribou
Jamie xx
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
Courtney Barnett
Perfume Genius
Waxahatchee
SOPHIE
The Julie Ruin
Clark
How to Dress Well
A. G. Cook
Viet Cong
Mourn
Bitchin Bajas
Single Mothers