Pitchfork Festival Reveals Ms. Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes As Headliners

Ms. Lauryn Hill
Andrew Markowitz for the Lincoln Theatre / I.M.P.
– Ms. Lauryn Hill
Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has revealed its full lineup in its final announcement, including headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Fleet Foxes.

They are joined by Tame Impala, who was already announced to headline the festival’s first day.

Set June 20-22 in Chicago’s Union Park, the party also features performances from Chaka Khan, The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Earl Sweatshirt, Blood Orange, (Sandy) Alex G and many others

Ms. Lauryn Hill is the standout on the bill, as she will give a special 20th anniversary performance of her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

“It’s an album that, 20 years on, you can see it’s influence in so many different places, including in many of the artists that we have on this lineup,” Adam Krefman, senior director of Pitchfork festivals and activations, told Pollstar. “It’s really special, with this much time removed from it you kind of look at its impact on hip-hop and R&B and it’s hard to overstate how influential that album is.”

The festival is Hill’s only North American appearance so far this year, excluding her set at Kaya Fest in San Bernardino, Calif.

She wrapped up a co-headlining tour with Nas last year, with the highest grossing show reported to Pollstar’s Boxoffice taking place at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., which sold 12,020 tickets and grossed 403,125.  

Fleet Foxes has toured in support of its latest album, Crack Up, since last summer. Several of its shows have sold out, including two nights at the Chicago Theatre, moving 6,892 tickets and grossing $252,889.

Check out the full lineup here.