Pitchfork Music Festival Set to Take Over Chicago

By: Graeme Guttmann, Contributor, Regional Music Journal

Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place this weekend in Union Park in Chicago. The headliners include HAIM, Sky Ferreira, and Robyn, but all eyes will be on Charli XCX as she closes out the festival on the Red Stage on Sunday. Charli is readying the release of her new album in September, aptly titled Charli, finally ending the years long wait that her Angels have endured. With the release of new single “Gone” on Wednesday featuring Christine and the Queens, Charli is surely set to perform the power-pop banger as well as the potential debut of new tracks. It will be a delightful surprise to see if Charli brings out Sky Ferreira or HAIM for the debut of their collaborations, “Cross You Out” and “Warm”, respectively, that are slated to be released with the rest of the album on September 13th. Charli previously premiered “Gone” when she was performing at Primavera Sound Festival in May at the same time as Christine and the Queens.

Others set to perform include Pusha-T, Earl Sweatshirt, and Mavis Staples on Friday, The Isley Brothers and Belle & Sebastian on Saturday, and Whitney, Clairo, and Snail Mail on Sunday. The packed lineup will fill the exciting weekend with a variety of sounds as thousands bear down on Union Park in heat that is expected to crest 100 degrees. Charli XCX and Robyn closing out the festival is a fitting ending to a lively weekend. Charli’s kinetic energy onstage is unmatched as she blends some of her biggest hits like “Boom Clap” and “I Love It” with fan favorite deep cuts like “Vroom Vroom” and “Unlock It.” Three-day and single-day passes are still available at Pitchfork’s website.

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2019 Daily Lineup
Photo Credit: Marcus Cooper

Charli XCX Tour Dates:
07-21-19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival 2019
08-17-19 St. Pölten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08-18-19 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukklepop
08-21-19 Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich Openair
08-23-19 Reading, England – Reading Festival
08-24-19 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
08-31-19 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-20-19 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
09-21-19 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
09-23-19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09-24-19 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09-25-19 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09-27-19 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
09-28-19 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10-01-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10-02-19 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10-04-19 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
10-05-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore
10-06-19 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10-08-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Union
10-09-19 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10-11-19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-14-19 Toronto, Ontario – Rebel
10-15-19 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
10-17-19 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-18-19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-19-19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10-22-19 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10-27-19 Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3 Galvanisers
10-28-19 Birmingham, England – O2 Institute
10-30-19 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-31-19 London, England – O2 Brixton Academy
11-04-19 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
11-05-19 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
11-07-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
11-09-19 Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
11-10-19 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
11-12-19 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
11-14-19 Prague, Czech Republic – Roxy
11-15-19 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
11-17-19 Lyon, France – Transbordeur
11-18-19 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
11-20-19 Madrid, Spain – Sala La Riviera
11-22-19 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz Room 2
11-24-19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier
11-25-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11-26-19 Brussels, Belgium – AB Main Hall
11-28-19 Moscow, Russia – Izvestia Hall

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