Pitchfork Music Festival’s Chicago iteration revealed its 2017 headliners today in a lengthy Facebook Live event that involved Chicago artist Shelby Rodeffer painting a mural promoting the festival in real time. However, before Rodeffer got around to painting the names, a Ticketfly email revealed LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange will headline on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively. The fest returns once more to Chicago’s Union Park on the weekend of 7/14-16. Tickets are available here. The rest of the lineup will be revealed later this week.
In conjunction with the festival, Pitchfork and Solange’s Saint Heron label and website will be hosting an events series in Chicago from 7/13-16 including an on-site art installation, film screening, artist talks, late night jazz jam sessions, and more. The schedule, via Pitchfork:
• Thursday, July 13th @ Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank – Saint Heron curated evening of film and discussion
• Friday, July 14th @ Soho House Chicago – Poetry reading and discussion presented by Young Chicago Authors and Saint Heron
• Saturday, July 15th @ The Promontory – Saint Heron Presents an After Fest Jazz Jam & Party featuring the select house band and special surprise guests
• Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 16th @ On-site Saint Heron Installation Space – Saint Heron will feature works from contemporary black art makers for the duration of the festival