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Solange and A Tribe Called Quest To Headline Pitchfork's 2017 Music Festival

The annual music festival will take place from July  13 until July 16.

Pitchfork has finally revealed the headliners for their 2017 music festival. This year, the stage will be graced by A Tribe Called Quest, LCD Soundsystem, and Solange along with several brand new events curated by Saint Heron.

READ: Solange and Michael McDonald Unite To Perform A Doobie Brothers Classic

From July 13-July 15, the beautiful celebration of black art and culture will fill the weekend's schedule. It’ll be kicking off with an evening of film and discussion at Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank on Thursday. The event will be followed by poetry readings and art viewings from a variety of young artists from Chicago and Saint Heron. On Saturday, the festival will be wrapping up at The Promontory with the After Fest Jazz Jam & Party featuring some surprise guests.

READ: A Tribe Called Quest On Track To Get First No.1 Album In 20 Years

Chris Kaskie, the president of Pitchfork talked to VIBE about what it’s like to work with the artist and her contributions to this year’s music festival.

"Solange's passion for her work, and the work of her peers, is infectious. When the opportunity came to team with her on a variety of different things surrounding the festival, we were immediately psyched. What we collaborate on during those four days represents a diverse, important, thoughtful, and celebratory companion to her performance at the festival that will surely blow some minds," said Kaskie.

It has also been announced that a brand new ticket tier, Pitchfork + Plus, will be available $365. The three day pass comes with some very nice exclusives such as access to premium food vendors and private specialty bars, cell phone charging stations, expedited and exclusive entry to the festival, and deluxe air conditioned bathrooms and shaded areas for the heat.

More details regarding both the Pitchfork Music Festival and the Saint Heron curated events will be announced within the coming months. It will take place once again in Chicago at Union Park from Thursday, July 13 until Sunday, July 16. Tickets are $75 a day and $175 and you can cop yours right here. http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/.

UPDATE: Pitchfork has announced their full lineup for the 12th annual music festival. Beginning on Friday, July, 14 there will be performances by LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, Thurston Moore, Vince Staples, Arca, Kamaiyah, Hiss Golden Messenger, Frankie Cosmos, William Tyler, D?WN, Priests, and Madame Ghandi. Saturday will be featuring  A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, The Feelies, George Clinton, Mitski, Madlib, Arab Strap, S U R V I V E, Francis and the Lights, Weyes Blood, Jeff Rosenstock, Cherry Glazerr, and Vagabon. And Friday will be wrapping up with Solange, Nicolas Jaar, The Avalanches, Ride, American Football, Isaiah Rashad, Hamilton Leithauser, Pinegrove, Jamila Woods, Colin Stetson, Derrick Carter, Joey Purp, NE-HI, and Kilo Kish.

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