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Here's the lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival—and some insights from Reader critics in the know

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click to enlarge Jeremih is one of the many Chicagoans slated to perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. - DEF JAM
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  • Jeremih is one of the many Chicagoans slated to perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival.

The lineup for the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival dropped this morning, and as always the organizers have proven their ability to put together an endearingly eclectic lineup. The bill for the three-day festival includes plenty of curveballs: Brian Wilson performing all of Pet Sounds, the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, Canadian pop wonder Carly Rae Jepsen, and the Hotelier, the first emo band I've seen listed on a Pitchfork lineup in its 11 years. There are a handful of festival veterans on the bill, of course—Beach House, Shamir, and Broken Social Scene, to name a few, all of whom perform Friday.

There are the "usual" suspects too, and while I'm not surprised that Sufjan Stevens will perform, his appearance nevertheless further intensifies my positive feelings toward this festival. (Full disclosure: I am one of several Reader contributors who've contributed to Pitchfork.) The high number of Chicagoans on the bill also hits the sweet spot. If we extend the city's borders to Gary to include footwork wizard Jlin, there are eight locals on the bill, which beats last year's record by one act—the rest are Mick Jenkins, Twin Peaks, Whitney, BJ the Chicago Kid, Circuit des Yeux, Jeremih, and RP Boo.

The festival starts at Union Park on Friday, July 15. Tickets are $65 for a single-day pass or $165 for all three days. Scroll on for the full daily lineup, which includes links to previous Reader features and articles on most of the acts:



Friday, July 15
Beach House
Broken Social Scene
Carly Rae Jepsen
Girl Band
Julia Holter
Mick Jenkins
Moses Sumney
The Range
Shamir
Twin Peaks
Whitney

Saturday, July 16
Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals
BJ the Chicago Kid
Blood Orange
Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds
Car Seat Headrest
Circuit des Yeux
Digable Planets
Holly Herndon
Jenny Hval
Kevin Morby
Martin Courtney
Oneman
Royal Headache
Savages
Sufjan Stevens
Super Furry Animals

Sunday, July 17
Empress Of
FKA twigs
Holy Ghost!
The Hotelier
Jeremih
Jlin
Kamasi Washington
LUH.
Miguel
NAO
Neon Indian
Oneohtrix Point Never
Porches
RP Boo
Sun Ra Arkestra
Thundercat
Woods

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