Pitchfork Music Festival Drops 2023 Artist Lineup: The Smile, Big Thief, Bon Iver and More

March 20, 2023
Pitchfork Music Festival Drops 2023 Artist Lineup: The Smile, Big Thief, Bon Iver and More

Pitchfork Music Festival has delivered its artist lineup for the 2023 festival, which will occur at Union Park in Chicago, on July 21 through 23. This year’s eclectic bill will bring together artists from multiple genres for three days of live music. English rock outfit The Smile will headline Friday’s performances and rising indie-folk ensemble Big Thief will take the stage on Saturday. Bon Iver is scheduled to close out the event on Sunday. 

Other top-billing acts slated for Friday include Alvvays, Perfume Genius and Leikeli47. Additional performances are expected from Nation of Language, Roc Marciano & The Alchemist, Youth Lagoon, Ric Wilson, Grace Ives, Jlin, Axel Boman, Mavi, Sen Morimoto and Contour. 

On Saturday, Weyes Blood and King Krule will share the main stage. Other artists include Snail Mail, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Julia Jacklin, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupil, Vagabon, MJ Lenderman, Yaya Bey, Black Belt Eagle Scout, 700 Bliss, Palm and Deeper. 

Finally, Sunday’s roster will feature live performances from Kelela, Koffee, Killer Mike, JPEGMAFIA, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Mdou Moctar, Illuminati Hotties, Jockstrap, Soul Glo, Florist, Lucrecia Dalt, Rachica Nayar and Ariel Zetina. 

In addition to the music, Pitchfork will host an on-site craft fair, vinyl shop and Flatstock poster sale, as well as a diverse selection of local food and drink vendors. Festival-goers can also catch live artist interviews between sets. 

Single-day tickets, weekend passes, and Pitchfork PLUS tickets are available now on the Pitchfork Music Festival website. View the full artist lineup and updates here

Scroll to view the official event announcement below.

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