Riot Fest, taking place September 13-15 in Douglas Park, has announced its 2019 lineup. And it’s quite a doozy. With Chicago’s premier punk rock carnival celebrating its 15th year, headliners include Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, and Rise Against, plus an array of interesting supporting acts including The Flaming Lips, Ween, Bloc Party, Patti Smith, Violent Femmes, Jawbreaker, Die Antwoord, Guided By Voices, Taking Back Sunday, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, Bob Mould, Dashboard Confessional, Against Me!, Anthrax, and yes, The Village People. Tickets are currently on sale for $130 and up for a 3-day pass.
North Coast Music Festival, moving from three days to two while relocating to a new site this year at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, has announced the 2019 lineup for its 10-year anniversary edition taking place over Labor Day weekend August 30-31. Friday acts include Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Jai Wolf, Big Wild, Trampa, Dirt Monkey, and Yung Bae. Sunday performances include Major Lazer, Tchami, Gordon City, Snakehips, Jauz, and Ookay. Tickets are currently on sale for $28+ per day or $51+ for a 2-day pass.
Lollapalooza, taking place August 1-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park, has announced its 2019 lineup to include headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Strokes, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers, and J Balvin. With more than 170 bands performing on eight stages, additional acts include Lil Wayne, Janelle Monae, Death Cab For Cutie, Tenacious D, Gary Clark Jr., 21 Savage, Kacey Musgraves, Meek Mill, Hozier, Alesso, RL Grime, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Fitz & the Tantrums, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Shaquille O’Neill as Diesel, and many more. Tickets are currently on sale for $130 and up for single-day tickets or $340 and up for 4-day tickets.
Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place July 19-21 in Chicago’s Union Park, has announced its 2019 lineup to include headliners HAIM, Robyn, and The Isley Brothers (60th Anniversary Celebration). Additional acts include Belle & Sebastian, Mavis Staples, Charli XCX, Stereolab, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Low, Pusha T, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs, Sky Ferreira, Whitney, Jeremih, Cate Le Bon, Julia Holter, Cairo, Soccer Mommy and more. Tickets are currently on sale for $75 and up for single-day tickets or $175 and up for a 3-day pass.