Pitchfork Announces 2020 Lineup, feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, and The National

The three-day fest will return to Chicago’s Union Park July 17-19 with a well-curated lineup.

We’re just about reaching the ennui phase of festival reveals, a symptom of there being so, so many music festivals these days combined with the fact that there are only so many bands that can get people excited as headliners. While this may offer plenty of opportunities to catch Tame Impala and Rage Against the Machine this summer, there’s something to be said for the waning personality of these once-unique events.

Pitchfork has always been good about differentiating their event from others, and this year is no exception. Though Run the Jewels, one of this year’s headliners, has a busy festival schedule this summer, The National have yet to appear on a lineup this year, while Yeah Yeah Yeahs seem to have little going on this summer outside of Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Fest.

In addition to these headliners, the fest includes an impressive selection of entertainers on par with the intensely fun live experience of a group like RTJ and YYYs (Jehnny Beth, Deafheaven, Danny Brown, Caroline Polachek) and the spiritual experience of The National (Big Thief, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Waxahatchee…Deafheaven). As always, the fest features a great selection of local acts, this year billing Dehd, Divino Niño, The Hecks, and KAINA. Also, Fiery Furnaces about to turn Union Park into Reunion Park (thank you, goodnight!).

Check out the full lineup below. Tickets can be purchased here.


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